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In Topic: RM7 program locking up after upgrade and using Family Search?

26 February 2020 - 01:34 AM

Deleted erroneous message formed in the fog of waking up...

In Topic: Relationship Chart for one brank of family line

23 February 2020 - 05:46 PM

I don't have a solution. If RM supported a group filter on a descendants chart, that would come close. You could export such a group to an empty database to generate it but then you can't integrate it in RM Publisher. You'd have to insert it in Word.

In Topic: Sync details of individuals across multiple RM databases

13 February 2020 - 10:02 AM

It would have possibly made things easier for you to have not created a new database but to have created a group of those of interest and adding newly discovered to it and removing from it those that are no longer of special interest. The group can be used to filter and declutter views and reports while continuing to work within your full set of resourcrs, places, fact types,...

In Topic: Review of RM compliance with GEDcom 5.1 - GEDcom assessment tool

12 February 2020 - 03:00 AM

The test is against 5.5.1, not 5.1.

The difference in the number of comments can be attributed to the different reviewers. RM was reviewed by the author of the test who is extremely well-versed in the subject and writes fulsomely. More telling are the statistics. RM supports or partially supports 153, FTM 140. They both could/should do better.

In Topic: Where do downloads from hints go?

11 February 2020 - 12:19 PM

There is nothing in the RootsMagic Help system about media downloaded from Ancestry via TreeShare (and by extension downloaded Ancestry WebHints which use the TreeShare connection). There is a paragraph in the Magic Guide "Using TreeShare with Ancestry"; section C, para 1.


1. Where is the media from Ancestry stored on my computer? 

The media is stored in a folder in the same place and with the same name as the database you downloaded.  If the new database was put into C:\Users\[name]\RootsMagic\ and was named My_Family_Tree.rmgc your media will be placed into C:\Users\[name]\RootsMagic\ within a folder called 
My_Family_Tree_media. To see the directory or path to your file, look at the top of your RootsMagic Window. That is where the media folder will be.


The Folders setting only tells RM where to look initially for something by default but is overridden by other program features and user action.