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Shared Facts

20 August 2009 - 05:15 AM

I have used the new shared facts feature in RM4, but I think that when a GEDCOM is generated the fact is only exported on the original person(s).

An Example: I have a family living at an address and have created the residence fact against the parents, and then shared this fact with all the children. When exported the parents have the residence, but the children don't.

I think when a GEDCOM is generated then all the people should get the address. I think this would generate a file that can be imported to other software/webs-sites without loss of information.

can't import GEDCOM created br RM4

14 August 2009 - 05:06 AM

I exported a gedcom file and then tried to import it into a new database. It counted through the 16000 people, but stopped when it was processing the families. (Gets to count 10 and then hangs, should be a few hundred families)

Gedcom does import into RM3, but loses some data as I have used the shared facts feature of RM4.

Current database has multiple same citations for some facts as I merged two earlier RM4 databases.

Gedocm approx 20Mb in size. RM4 database is approx 60 Mb.

Importing GEDCOM

27 June 2009 - 07:03 AM


I am using RootsMagic4 and have recently merged two fairly large, 15000+, databases. There is a large overlap of people/sources etc. Somehow I have ended up with duplicates of my Sources. They seem to be the same, but will not Auto-merge. There are hundreds of these, so I thought that I woud try to export to a GEDCOM and then re-import it to see if it would clear some of these sources. The import counts thorough the people and citations, but then hangs. I have left it for a considerable time, but no progress is reported.

So I have problems importing a GEDCOM file that RM has produced. (The GEDCOM is about 20Mb in size)

Web Site Generation in RM4

31 March 2009 - 11:55 AM

In RM3 I could easily select everyone in my tree. When I try this in RM4 I get to a Select Families screen with a combobox list of Father/Mother/Date. I don't see how to select the same complete list of people as RM3.

Am I missing something?