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Look at all those TREES

26 January 2011 - 01:31 PM

As a result of a failed attempt to link people from many separate databases into one combined database, I have created new, redundent, and unwanted TREES in several of my existing databases. I want to, but cannot figure out how to, delete/eliminate these unwanted TREES.

Can someone point me to the area of the HELP section that will walk me through TREES and how to get rid of them?

Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic

24 January 2011 - 12:03 PM

I am a new user of RootsMagic. I am using RootsMagic4. I am struggling to navigate through this program. I have used other genealogy software, and not encountered so many problems. Must just be me. Judging from the good reviews I read before I purchased RM4, the program is used by a great many and is well thought of.

I have watched the "Getting Started" tutorial and several other webinars (when I can locate them). I have reviewed the HELP screens/pages. And I have tried searching these boards (a very time consuming process). Still, I long for a detailed, well indexed, and accurate go to guide from which to seek answers to my many questions.

I would like to hear from anyone who has used the publication "Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic - Version 4". Was Version 4 published after the introduction of the RM4 software? How well does Version 4 explain RM4? I would particularly like to hear from anyone who, like me, is a new user of RootsMagic.

Merging/combining different family groups/lines

22 January 2011 - 12:43 PM

I am a new user of RootsMagic4. RM4 is the first genealogy software I have used. Finding minimal guidance in the tutorials/webinars/boards/forums, I have just been stumbling through the data entry process.

I have established four family groups/lines (father, mother, paternal grandmother, and maternal grandmother) for myself. I have done the same for my wife. When I started, I envisioned being able to create charts/lists to show how my grandchildren are related to the eight family groups/lines. So far, I am not able to do so.

At this time, I am unable to tie the different groups/lines together. The "Getting Started" tutorial tells me to not enter a person twice. Therefore, creating a new family group/line which reflects all of the people who make up the eight separate groups/lines seems out of the question, and rediculously time consuming and redundant.

I am stumped on this one issue, and I have only just started. Very frustrating.

Users' Manual/Operators' Guide

22 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

I have recently started using RootsMagic 4. RM4 is the first genealogy software I have used. RM4 is not intuitive to me. Is there an online Users' Manual/Operators' Guide available?

I find searching these forums/message boards to be far too time consuming and ineffective. I have viewed the "Getting Started" tutorial, and other tutorial webinars. None address my particular questions. And, I am left with more questions than answers.

At this time, I am just bumbling through RM4, trying to enter data for multiple family lines, and probably doing everything wrong. Several of my family lines extend more than ten generations. So far I cannot even produce a decent pedigree chart/list which extends more than four generations.