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In Topic: How to record details of a person e.g. height

07 May 2019 - 07:00 AM

1 DEST RootsMagic
1 DATE 7 MAY 2019
1 FILE doe.ged
2 VERS 5.5.1
0 @I33276@ INDI
1 NAME John /Doe/
2 GIVN John
2 SURN Doe
1 _UID 9D3CB25233DB4BC58B630B0FC1185FE7226D
2 DATE 7 MAY 2019
1 DSCR being 5'5" tall and having blue eyes, brown hair and a RootsMagic tattoo on his left shoulder.

In Topic: Installing & running RM from external hard drive

05 May 2019 - 05:16 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has installed and operated RM from an external hard drive, i.e Seagate, and the pros/cons of doing so. Is it even possible? I've seen tutorials which say C:/Program files is the preferred location but not that it is the ONLY location to which one could install and operate RM

You should be able to install RootsMagic to any external Windows hard drive (or SSD) irrespective of drive letter designation. The only consideration is ensuring the device remains powered on, connected to the specific computer where software installation originally occurred, and identified as the same drive letter designation as at install time.

In Topic: Marriage fact added from Mother's side doesn't show on Father's p...

30 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

I can reproduce your symptoms, but it is not a bug in my reproduction case.
Entering an invalid Marriage date (ie. 29 Feb 1900 <-- non-Leap Year)
This will still show in each individual's Edit Person screen and the Male Spouse's Family View screen, BUT not for the Female Spouse's Family View screen (it's blank).

In Topic: Ellis Island & New York Place Details

30 April 2019 - 12:18 PM

Thank you for your insight.  So it sounds like the best thing to use for Ellis Island would be the following:  New York City, New York, New York, USA...and then Ellis Island in the details.  Is that how you have typically entered that information?

New York City, New York, New York DOES NOT *AUTO* GeoCode (latitude & Longitude)

New York City, New York DOES
New York City, Bronx, New York DOES
New York, Bronx, New York, DOES
New York, New York DOES


Manhattan seems to ONLY *AUTO* GeoCode as:
Manhattan, Queens, New York *WOW* and then standardizes the name to Queens, New York, United States ?!%*
I do not utilize the Place Details feature (for ease of GEDCOM transfer ) and have elected to go this route:
Ellis Island is in Upper New York Bay, east of Liberty State Park and north of Liberty Island, in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a small section that is part of New York City. The original island is apparently part of New York but all the reclaimed land is part of New Jersey. The iconic former U.S. immigration point is actually just north of the Statue Of Liberty monument in the New Jersey harbor waters:


In Topic: Marriage fact added from Mother's side doesn't show on Father's p...

30 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

Look for Spouses: in the upper left corner of main screen.
If Spouses: 2 (or greater)  is displayed there are multiple Spouses to be chosen from via the black downarrow to its right.
The chosen one becomes the default displayed.