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In Topic: Using multiple computers to access the same database

15 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

TomH: As I said, I've never had a problem keeping the data file for RM (or FTM, for that matter) on Onedrive, but I will certainly heed your advice. I'm not sure why this would cause any corruption of a database, but I do know that when I tried doing the same thing with the Gramps genealogy program it did corrupt the files. Wonder if that was why.


Thanks! :)

In Topic: Using multiple computers to access the same database

14 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

I've been using OneDrive for a couple of years with my two computers and have never had any problem. I always make sure I've closed out of the RM data file on one computer before opening it on the other. And, of course I always backup my file just to be safe. (Don't know about running them simultaneously. Never tried it.)

In Topic: Need help

12 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

I personally am not a fan of having a lot of AKAs in my tree. I usually use the most common name (the one they were most referred to throughout their lives), but for some of immigrant ancestors whose names were Americanized, my 2nd Great Grandfather, for example, who added the Lynnes farm name (from Norway) because there were so many Olsen's in the US when he came over, I will put the birth name in the description field in such a way that it prints out "Andrew Olsen Lynnes, born Andres Olsen, was born March 11, 1890...." (A practice I started in FTM.) I do, however, make certain that the way the name is in each source (including spelling differences) is notated in the citation and may include a note as to why I'm so certain that they are one-and-the-same person if I feel it is warranted.

In Topic: Formatting issues with the "Source List" report

12 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

Thanks, zhangrau. I guess I missed that.


Thanks, Renee, for the update.

In Topic: Error Messages

04 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

In regards to the difference in the number of people between your Ancestry file and RM, some programs will only export individuals linked, one way or another, to the "home" person. I don't know if this is the case in your situation, but that would be my guess.