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In Topic: Group editing of database

Today, 09:53 AM

RootsMagic itself has neither an online editable database nor is it a collaborative system. Some people have tried to collaborate by sharing a RootsMagic file on Dropbox but it is fraught with risk. There are collaboration systems that could support controlling access with a checkout/in mechanism so that only one person is allowed to modify the shared database file while it is checked out; however, they could be costly.


You can interface a RM database with FamilySearch Family Tree which is a very open collaborative online database that any subscriber can modify. The collaboration would be on FSFT and any subscriber could match people in their RM database with people in FSFT; the RM database would be a very tiny subset of the FSFT one world tree.


Alternatively, you can interface RM with an Ancestry Member Tree. The AMT can be shared with editors, contributors or viewers. Collaboration is again possible online among a restricted few users. However, I am not sure whether an AMT allows or reliably supports TreeShare from multiple RM users.


As to your second question, I don't know.

In Topic: Entering document transcription (best practices)

16 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

You would have to use extreme splitting and place the transcript in the Master source, not at the Source Details or Citation level for changes to be effected across all its citations. Every citation of it has its own unique record in a table which relates to a single Master source record in another table. Changes in one citation record affects only one of many citations of the master source. Changes in the Master Source affect all of its citations.

There is a request on the wishlist for a master citation concept which could be tagged to many people|events for which citation edits would affect all citations.

In Topic: Sources missing from Treeshare

16 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

Isn't there still an issue with Person sources not having anything to which they can be tagged in Ancestry and Name sources on Ancestry still inaccessible in RM?

In Topic: True Shared Facts

14 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Adding your "Shared Facts" message to the Principal does nothing for someone viewing one of the Sharers in the non-RM system. You would have to add it to the Sharer and name the Principal and the fact - that's almost as much work as adding the referenced shared event itself to all the sharers.

Because I'm somewhat adept with SQLite, I would explore the potential and drawbacks of a couple of scripts I developed long before Ancestry TreeShare came along. One copies an event to a group. The other converts shared events to individual ones.

In Topic: RM opens in partial screen but cannot be accessed

13 October 2017 - 08:11 AM

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\RootsMagic\Version 7\RootsMagicUser.xml is the correct path