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In Topic: Cleaning up FS data

15 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

And all the way back to DEC PDP8, PDP11, and VAX computers on my part.

In Topic: Cleaning up FS data

15 October 2018 - 03:36 PM

I don't use SQLite, but I assume that you do a backup before any database modification.

In Topic: upgrading to RM 7 from RM6

05 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

You can set the folder structure for RM7 independent of the folder structure for RM6.


I had RM4, RM5, RM6, & RM7 folders independent of each other with all 4 versions installed.


UNTIL I installed an update for RM7 and allowed the update to delete the prior versions [but not really intended to delete them].  I don't recall ever having to go back to one of the prior versions to verify anything.  Once I upgraded to the next newer version, I made no attempts to update data in the earlier versions.  With the RootsMagic archives of older versions and the e-mail notification of installation code numbers, I could go back to try something on an older version.  But I never bothered.


With 1 Tb disk drives selling for $35 to $50, keeping stale old data does not really hurt.  If you have multiple physical drives [as opposed to designated partitions on one drive, I would suggest directing the backup files to a different physical drive then the one where the working datafile is stored.


You can also try the free feature limited version of RM7 for evaluation.  For safety sake, set the RM7 folder structure independent of the one you are using for RM6.  Either copy the RM6 data to the RM7 data folder or copy the latest RM6 backup to the RM7 backup folder.  Then do a Restore in RM7 of the RM6 backup file.  If the folder structure is set correctly, the RM7 data folder will then have working datafile.

In Topic: Narrative Reports

25 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

This comment does not have anything to do with RootsMagic, but it is useful.


I have a transcription of my great grandfather's Civil War diary.  I made a Word document with two columns.  I pasted the diary into the left column.  Then I pasted the Civil War Unit history from the National Park Service into the right column.


Then I added selective carriage returns in each column in order to match diary dates with the history dates.  The diary is consistent with the history.

In Topic: Ability to choose relationship for Relationship Chart

23 September 2018 - 11:31 AM

Also bring back the half-sibling, half-cousin notation that used to be in Family Origins and possibly in the early versions of RootsMagic.  The only clue in the current version of RM is the top level person does not have a listed spouse.