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In Topic: Entering County Names

20 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

That's the way the County Check database was created. "County" is implied because the entire database is just counties. It knows nothing about Cities. Lots of people frustrated by the omission of "County".

In Topic: Entering DNA Facts

20 June 2017 - 09:04 AM

I haven't done DNA so my comments may be ill informed but from what I have seen, the RootsMagic DNA fact is useful only as a place to store some data. That which does not fit the form I would put into the Note (either or both the fact and the source). Beyond that, the RM fact is currently useless. It cannot be transferred to another database via GEDCOM or drag'n'drop and it cannot be outputted in any report nor compared with any other person's DNA fact. AFAIK, the only way to retrieve what you put into the fact is on screen in the Edit Person window. I would use the fact to record that a test was done and tag the test results as a source, webtag to where it is stored online, ...

In Topic: Hoping for help with witness sentence

19 June 2017 - 03:45 AM

The plural switch tests for plural, singular and none so [OtherPersons] should be the subject. Try

<#OtherPersons#[ThisPerson], [OtherPersons]|[ThisPerson] and [OtherPersons]|[ThisPerson]>, as...


You could move [ThisPerson] out of and ahead of the switch.

In Topic: Create new .rmgc from subset of another

18 June 2017 - 04:03 PM

Yes, the export function allows you to select everyone or an individual or selected individuals or ancestors of or descendants of a person or a previously defined Named Group. It is very comprehensive subject to the options you select although not 100%. Media, sources, places, ...,used by the exported people can be included. RM imports its own GEDCOM without error. GEDCOM export-import underlies drag'n'drop from database to database.

In Topic: Short place value

18 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

The Bronx affords a good justification. Using Place:first is honored in GedSite because RM7 exports "PLAC Bronx, Bronx County, New York." But no-one, especially we former New Yorkers say "I used to live in Bronx." It's always the Bronx, and long may it wave.

If you customize the local sentence template for events that occurred in Bronx from

"< [Place]>"


"< in the [Place:plain]>"

would that propagate the way you would like it to read?


I realize that you may have many events to so edit but perhaps you could do so in the exported GEDCOM using a multiline regular expression search and replace editor. It can easily be done using SQLite on your database and the first_name_exploit I identified earlier should work well with the custom sentence. This, of course, is a workaround and doesn't replace the very real need for completeness and transparency in GEDCOM export and drag'n'drop.