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In Topic: Can't back up to Google Drive

Yesterday, 12:33 PM

Apart from Renee Zamora, we are all users-customers of RootsMagic who respond in this forum. So please forgive us for trying to be helpful.

The Save to Google function is broken.

In Topic: Date Formatting

14 May 2019 - 03:08 PM


FYI, here is a link explaining the GEDCOM Date TAG and all the acceptable formats. That should be your guide. Even if you found a program that would allow you to enter your date the way you want, if it isn't GEDCOM compliant it would just create problems.




Not so. Display and export are independent of the stored format. So display could be in a format that is not GEDCOM compliant but the app would have to export and import in compliance. Otherwise, avoid that app - it's stuck in the 80's.


14 May 2019 - 03:05 PM


Last question if I may is there a tool or report in RM which tests the consistency of a tree IE person by person across each generation? (to highlight missing people / links)



Not sure how a lineage tree can be tested for missing people or missing links. Tools > Count Trees will tell you if you have a person not connected to your main tree or if you have more than one tree in your database.


Tools > Problem List will help find problems in your data and weird situations such as married after dying.


The outboard GEDCOM tool Family Tree Analyzer has many other ways of reviewing your data.

In Topic: Help requested: Duplicate issues when merging names

10 May 2019 - 11:50 AM

Also https://sqlitetoolsf...ete-duplicates/

In Topic: Family Tree Maker Importing

10 May 2019 - 05:58 AM

Ah, so you need to find someone with a working FTM that is the same or later version than the one you had but earlier than FTM2017 from which RM cannot report. Have them run the FTM database tools on your file and then try to import the cleaned file.