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In Topic: Sharing a portion of my tree

02 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

Use File > Restore to get the *.rmgb file into RM7

In Topic: Preferred fact for fact field

31 March 2018 - 02:12 PM

If finding the true date is "beyond the scope" of your project, I don't understand why you appear to be so conflicted.


Given the sparse info you have provided, I suspect I would list the death date as "between 1858 and 1870" and then provide a Death Fact note describing the two possibilities. And then I would see if there is any way to get a death record for the person. 

In Topic: Legacy Family Tree

29 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

I would recommend contacting RM Support directly.

In Topic: How to open an old database with RM 7

29 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

I very likely keep a whole lot more historical backups than most people who use this forum.


I have backups stored on archival hard drives going all the way back to the beginnings of my genealogy research -- even before I found out about Family Origins. Might be around 1/2 TB of old files and data. So, for my habits, yes, keep those files.


But, seriously, if you are satisfied that your data has transferred completely, you may not need thoseold Family Orogins files.


But !!!! Before you delete those old files:


Look in the folders where the old Family Origins files and the new RM7 rmgc file is located. There is likely to be a brand new *.LST file there. If so, open it with Windows Notepad or your choice of a text editor. It will list any known items that did not transfer from Family Origins to RM7. YOu may be able to use that info to manually enter the problematic data to your new RM7 file. THEN, you may feel OK with deleting the Family Origins files.

In Topic: How to open an old database with RM 7

29 March 2018 - 03:19 PM

I have been using RootsMagic since before it was named RootsMagic -- that is, I started using the RootsMagician's software when it was called Family Origins (back in the 1990's).


My stored copies of old databases have these extensions:


Family Origins 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 == cdx, dbf, fow, fpt


RootsMagic 1 and 3 == cdx, dbf, fpt, rmg


RootsMagic 4 and later == rmgc


Given that, I suspect your list of extensions is incorrect (please check - do you have FOX or FOW), and that you actually have an old database from Family Origins.


So I would suggest you try this info from the RootsMagic Knowledge Base: