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Duplicated Media Entries?

13 January 2021 - 06:10 PM

Do not believe I've seen this before: 

I have numerous instances of the same image appearing twice in the media gallery: the two entries point to the same file.

I am guessing it may be because of how I tagged the people in the media entry (drag and drop...onto each person).

In some cases where all family members are tagged, I see the one version has just the parents tagged, and the second/duplicate image has just the children tagged ... that is very odd.


Is there a nice easy way to fix this?


Secondary issue: I forget but do have an fading memory of a related issue:

In some cases one of the files has a caption entry and the other does not. Easy way to fix this particular issue in the process of fixing the above duplicate issue?

Duplicate entries for same media

04 January 2021 - 08:51 PM

I have several photographs in my media gallery where I am now seeing multiple (normally just two) instances of a single file.

So for each case what I see in the gallery is a pair of identical thumbnails that both point to the SAME media file on my hard drove.

The only difference seems to be one version is tagged to certain people in the photo, and the other version is tagged to the remaining people in the photo.

I notice for a lot of them that involve a family, frequently one version has just the parents tagged, and the other version has all the kids tagged.

For a lot of/all of these, I added the media by drag and drop onto each persons individual media gallery.


Is there a way to clean this up so I just see one thumbnail in the media gallery per each unique media file, and that one media gallery entry is tagged with ALL the people in the photo?

Running Two Different Versions?

28 December 2020 - 05:23 PM

How safe is it to run two different versions of RM?

The installer gives me this warning: "An older version of RootsMagic was found on this computer. Having different versions of RootsMagic on the same computer is only recommended for advanced users."

What exactly are the problems having two different versions might cause?

NOTE: I would only ever use each version with its own unique database, never share the same database or media files with different versions.

Sources for Immigration

22 December 2020 - 08:17 PM

Never dealt with this before:

A relative moved away, she ended up moving to New York City.

So I have four artifacts that I want to put into their own source:

  1. 1916: US Dept. of Labor Form 1, Canada, entitled "LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PASSENGERS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION" (undated, but this is from 1916 per familysearch) (might have been dated on the first sheet)
  2. 1916: US Dept. of Labor Form 54S (or 548?), entitled MANIFEST (on one passenger only)
  3. 1931: US Dept. of Labor Form 2202-L-A: Declaration of Intention (includes photo)
  4. 1933: US Dept. of Labor Form 2204-L-A: Petition for Citizenship

I assume there is one further form to indicate citizenship was granted, no? What would that be called?


Is there a description of the set of records normally expected associated to immigrants to that country?


But the main question is what would I call these four items as sources?


And in RM7 I notice only two migration related source templates: 

Immigration-Emigration Rolls, Databases

Immigration-Emigration Rolls, Images

Is either of these appropriate for all 4 of these records? (I would assume the Images one, since these are all images from familysearch)

How to capture Godparents? Best man?

05 October 2020 - 07:48 PM

Suggestions for how best to capture the names of godparents and the like, e.g. Best Man, Maid of Honour, etc.?