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John_of_Ross_County

Member Since 09 Jul 2004
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In Topic: Which file/database to use?

11 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

 
"How do I keep and merge the info from all of them into one main database, one for each family tree? (Does this make sense?)"
 
Actually I might be a little bit confused about your problem.  One way of reading your problem is that you have four different family trees and you have three or more database files for each of the four different family trees.
 
Does this mean that you have at least 12 different database files?  If this is what you mean, I can see how you are confused.
 
For one extended family of many generations, cousins, spouses and so on, the general attitude is to have one large database.  That keeps placenames consistent as Renee indicated.
 
If I were doing custom research for clients, I would have separate databases for each client.  But I don't do custom work for others.
 
For my extended family, every person is in one database.  And my backup files are directed to a different physical drive with occasional backups to a flashdrive for the safety deposit box.
 
Back to your problem: 
 
1] Before you do anything else, make certain that each database file has a current backup.
2] Modern disk drives are so cheap and so large, that it does not make any sense to start deleting files until you have your problem resolved.
 
It would help to solve your problem if other readers had a better understanding of how you got to this point.  But first, make certain all files have a backup.

In Topic: easier calculator

17 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

Or just have a pocket calculator handy.  Works fine for years, but of no help if you need months and days.


In Topic: marriage display in family view

12 December 2018 - 10:54 PM

Select the husband.  At the top left block is the Spouse count 1?

Select the wife. At the top left block is the Spouse count 1?


In Topic: Places List (How to Reverse)

12 December 2018 - 11:56 AM

This is related to Jerry's comment.

 

Lists>Place List>Print>Print All Places then [x] reverse place names and create the report

 

This will make an alphabetic list of place names.  By scrolling through the list, it is relatively easy to spot duplicates with small variations in spelling.  Make note of them for correction or merging.


In Topic: Something Wrong with the Forum Software for the Wish List Forum?

07 December 2018 - 04:50 PM

Jerry,

 

I have seen the same problem at times, but have not paid any attention to the specific forum.