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In Topic: How to find Media Gallery items that are not attached to anyone

02 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

As Jerry has stated this is another query not possible within Rootsmagic at present. Rootsmagic7 introduced the possibility to add Media through Drag&Drop, if this is done to a persons gallery then it is tagged, if it is just done to the Media Gallery then it is not. One thing to note is that any Media added through Drag&Drop has no Caption in Rootsmagic so can be identified by sorting on Caption. If you are diciplined enough to add a caption to media as you tag it then this is a workable solution.

In Topic: Problem Solved - How to Copy Facts in RM

27 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

I would like a new fact type called "Move" with two places: "From" and "To".  But I suspect the RM model does not support such a data structure.


John, Ancestry use "Departure" and "Arrival" fact names as distinct from Emigration and Immigration so do not assume permanent relocation. Since they already use these fact names and they are factual I, personally,  would see no reason to differ and create my own alternate fact names to serve the same purpose. Two places in one fact (from - too) cannot be accomodated in gedcom transfer and that will always be a deciding factor for any addition to the program.

In Topic: name change

13 March 2018 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Jerry, I understand perfectly now

In Topic: name change

13 March 2018 - 11:11 AM

Just read this from Renee on another thread so it looks like Sources may well be lost....



We have an enhancement request to swap the Primary and Alternate Name. A while back I was testing this to be included in an update. It was pulled because you would lose the sources and media that connected to each of the names. General media and sources are not the same as media and sources for a fact. It might look like your swapping names but its different. It's something that is back to the drawing board. Might not be possible until we have a complete rewrite of RootsMagic. 

In Topic: name change

13 March 2018 - 11:07 AM

I have switched from Nickname to Alternate Name not only for the additional Index entry but also as the Magic Guide states Ancestry cannot handle the Nickname field.


My other main use for Alternate Name is 'Other Spelling' I have two main names with 4 main spelling variations through time and one variation is not a Soundex match. Thankfully I could auto create these and maybe spelling variations through time could be better handled in Rootsmagic through an automated option but even if the Index was sorted by Soundex this would not cover one of the names spelling variations I mentioned where the Alternate Names fact does.


I have not tested this but the Alternate Name fact does include Notes and Source, I usually use the Note for explanation and customize each sentence to suit. I have wished for the preview pane bottom right of the Edit Person screen to show how follow on notes will appear in reports and if the Alternate Name fact including Notes transfers by Gedcom then I can't see how this is not covered. Think we need RM input or someone with the time to test.




The above image is a mock up to describe an idea and not part of RM