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Uploading a Word DOC

08 March 2018 - 04:03 PM

I have a Word DOC that I want to upload and attach to a Forum post to provide information on what I saw. Is there a way to do that? I don't see any file upload or file attach in the screen to write a post.

Collection of FS tools errors

03 March 2018 - 01:11 AM

Renee - I am collecting a number aborts in RM Family Search Center and Person Tools. 
Screen prints and descriptions of actions taken before and after. A bunch of them are very 
similar or identical, some are unique, none are readily reproducible. As such, I didn't want
to pollute the Forum with a pile of them. 
I thought maybe I could gather them all in a Word doc and email it to you somehow. And then 
just leave you to give them to the right people to get them addressed one way or another. 
They are not questions which I need answers to, nor issues that I need to find a workaround for, 
just a bunch of raw errors that you may want to feed in to the pool for attention. They are things like
Exceptions and Access Violations and Index errors and HTTP failures. I don't care if I ever hear
back with any status update - I just hope they're in a future RM release.,
I ought to be ready to send this off in another week or so as I finish the concerted family 
tree work I am doing. So #1 - is that OK? and #2 - how can I best get that to you?
I tried to send this to you as a message but you're not receiving messages at the moment.
Feel free to reply to me through a Forum Member message when you have time.

Marriages don't show as matching at all

28 February 2018 - 02:43 PM

How come the 2 marriages in the RM person don't match at all to the marriages in FS? The dates are the same (so should be green) and the places are close (so should be yellow). But for some reason they're not even on the same line as each other. Why?



TomH - looking for the right script(s)

24 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

Hope you can point me in the right direction. I expect there already are some scripts that will do some or all of what I need, but hard to figure out which one(s) they are. Here's the situation.
Lots of people in one RM tree. All are connected, though some are cousins of cousins of cousins ... not direct at all. I want to trim the tree of the branches that are not directly connected. I'm thinking of something like this:
1 - colour code all the directly connected people (and manually add a few others that I know I want to keep
2 - delete all the people with no colour code
To do #1, I want to find all the oldest ancestors of the root person on every single branch. And then, for each of those oldest ancestors, colour code all of their descendants and spouses. I want to make sure I get all families in the case of multiple marriages. I can do all that with a lot of clicking and poking, but it gets a little error prone because I'm 6 and 7 generations deep along some lines.
To do #2, a slight modification to the DeleteMany script works fine, and then do an aggressive DeletePhantoms3 to get rid of the unnecessary leftovers.
I was wondering if another way to do it might be to compute the consanguinity and delete everyone with a zero ... but I think that would delete the wife of an uncle, and I'd rather not do that.
Your comments welcome.

"People changed" on Family Search

24 February 2018 - 01:07 AM

In the Family Search Center under What's New it shows a count of people for whom FamilySearch has "new information".


When you click on that, it opens the Person Tools and one of the filters you can apply is "People changed on Family Search".


Question #1: Can someone tell me what the logic is behind deciding that there is "new" information on FS for one of my RM people?


Question #2: And if I reset the count, how does that affect the logic of this determination?