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Set relationships error

02 December 2017 - 11:45 AM

When I Set Relationships, with myself as the target, my aunts and uncles by marriage are identified at the bottom of the screen as "Aunt" or "Uncle," just like their spouses to whom I am actually related.  This doesn't happen with more distant relatives, such as great aunts or uncles by marriage.  No relationship at all is shown for them.

(Mis)use of place field

13 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

Will RM blow a gasket if I use the place field for something like a URL, as opposed to a traditional place name?

Going back to Win version

02 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

I've been using RootsMagic for Mac, and at least for now, I'd like to revert to running RootsMagic under Parallels.  How do I do this safely?  Just reopening my current database file in Windows didn't work.

"Certainty" in source citations

30 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

When I first started using The Master Genealogist many years ago, I used their "surety" system of assigning ratings to sources: 3=primary, 2=secondary, 1=I don't remember.  Eventually I stopped doing that.  But I never went back and deleted the sureties I had already assigned.  


RootsMagic seems to be labeling these as "certainty: 3", etc.  They don't show up in narrative reports or family group sheets, at least not the ones I've checked so far.  Where they do show up is in some GEDCOM exports and imports.  Specifically, I'm uploading some people to WikiTree and they are showing up in the source citations there.  But when I look at the source in the Master Source List, there's nothing about certainty or surety in the footnote, short footnote, or bibliography.  I've also looked at the Source Templates for these items, and there's nothing there, either.


How can I get rid of this?



Modified kinship list

08 January 2017 - 10:32 AM

In working with my DNA matches, it would be extremely useful if I could generate a kinship list that included only relatives by blood (no "spouses of") and could restrict the list to specific relationships or ranges of relationships, such as 2nd to 4th cousins.  It would also be great if I could restrict the list by maternal or paternal lines, and included, or at least recognized, multiple relationships to the same individual.


An improvement to the relationship chart would also be nice. The format of the chart is great for demonstrating relationships, especially to people who may be new to genealogy.  I would like to be able to create multiple charts to show multiple relationships between two individuals.  After all, according to the RootsMagic relationship calculator, I'm my own cousin ten different ways.