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TreeShare Though - Database specific approach?

09 July 2017 - 07:53 AM

I'm not an Ancestry subscriber at present and therefore did not volunteer as a Beta tester for Treeshare, but I'm wondering why the functionality is almost promoting the many database approach rather than making use of Named Groups?


If I was Sharing and collaborating with another researcher it would not be my complete database but rather those connected to a particular family or Surname but for me to achieve that I need to export that set of individuals our to a new file. I know Named Groups can easily change but I worry about endless duplication being produced by this process.


Should the creation of Sharing Groups not be catered for within a single RM database?


It has already been mentioned by others but should Lists > Fact Type List > Edit not allow the exclusion of certain facts from sharing with Ancestry?

ADD Group Selection to RM Explorer

09 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

I create and select further research Named Groups mainly by marking individuals through Data Field Selection and then making my comparisons and required edits.


Whilst People View is useful it has to be constantly rejigged to show the required data, I would prefer to do this in RM Explorer where all data is readily visible and can be easily edited. So I would like to see an option to restrict the scope of RM Explorer to a Named Group selection for that very purpose.

ADD Quickgroups selection to RM Explorer

09 July 2017 - 07:16 AM

I use RM explorer a lot to identify individuals for further research and create groups with QuickGroups, I use RM Explorer rather than the sidebar as the death date display is not available in the SideBar.


The problem I would like to see overcome in RM Explorer is that I cannot right click and add persons of interest to QuickGroups, should be an easy enhancement to impliment.


Online Map button operation and displayed accuracy

26 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

I find a slight inconvenience when using the Online Map button on either Places or Place Details. Using this opens out to Bing Maps in your browser sending the latitude and longtitude where available or the text string where geocoding is missing. Making the assumption that the sent co-ordinates will appear "map centre" when zooming in does not show that to be true.


Geocoded co-ordinates show correctly and accurately with push pin when using Rootsmagic Mapping.


There is a simple way this can be improved and that is by increasing the zoom level sent to Bing Maps especially in the case of Place Details where a level of around 17 rather than 12 would be more appropriate for a particular site.


Expanding slightly on that wish it would satisfy all if Rootsmagic allowed the preferred zoom level to be set in Program Options in the case of both Place and Place Details. I find the level of 12 acceptable for Places but the zoom level should obviously be greater in the case of a particular site like those recorded in Place Details.


Problem being reported on Step relationships

18 April 2017 - 05:26 AM

A couple both on their second marriage, one natural child between them and two children each from their previous partnerships.


With all parent relationships set correctly, Rootsmagic falsely reports a problem.