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How Merging Places works

12 June 2018 - 02:41 PM

Wondering what is supposed to happen when I merge 2 places that each have additional place details.


If I have #1: Anytown, USA with a place detail of Protestant Church

And also #2: Anitoun, USA with a place detail of Fred's House

When I merge #2 into #1, I think I end up with Anytown, USA which has both of the 2 different place details in it.


That's OK, good even, but what about the events that had previously used those places and place details?


The event that previously happened at Anitoun, USA details Fred's House .... should it now be Anytown, USA details Fred's House?


I'm asking because I'm not sure it has done that correctly for me and I'm wondering if it is my testing or a bug or misunderstand functionality.

Reorganize matches on FS Person Tools - Sources

05 June 2018 - 11:08 PM

Right now when you click on the Sources Tab in FamilySearch Person Tools the left pane shows you the sources in RM and the right pane shows those in FS and you can copy from one to the other. That's great. The Sources shown are organized/sorted by Source Title then Event that it is applied to. One thing that makes it hard to do is know whether or not you have any sources applied to a particular one of your events. But here are 3 suggestions to make that whole task more "efficient".


Organize the lists on both sides by Event THEN by Source Title. So I would see a list on the left of all of the RM events I have for this person and indented under that a list of the Source Titles that have been applied to each Event. If there were no Sources yet applied to an Event I could see that. That's #1. #2 is even sweeter ... use drag and drop. Click on the Source in one pane and drag and drop it to the other pane and that would apply THAT Source Title to THAT Event. And #3 - make it possible to drag a Source to a "new" Event, one that does not yet exist in RM or (if this makes sense) in FS,


Some details - since RM can have multiple birth or death or marriage or ... events, the list on the left under RM needs to not just say Birth, but actually say Birth - date - place. And if you click on the Event line (instead of on one of the Sources under it) you get to edit the Event ... change the date or place and (if this makes sense) change the Event type. I have lots of Residence events imported from FS that really should be Census events and I have to go back after the fact and correct those one-by-one.

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?