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Entering widow information

13 April 2017 - 05:15 PM

Do other RM users document that a spouse died as a custom fact that allows a specific sentence? 


In TMG, I made the widow a witness to the death fact of his/her spouse. This made it clear when one marriage ended before the next marriage, and grouped the children within each marriage nicely in the main view. RM will transfer these death fact with witness but I will have to reformulate the witness sentence. Since my TMG method is not Gedcom compliant and I don't use widow except as needed for clarification, it is probably a good time to look at a new practice. It does require duplicating the citations, etc. 


I am considering a new Widow fact (TMG tag other event named widow). Or is there a better way?


My ultimate report out is GedSite.


Any thoughts?



Do other RM users document that a spouse died? Did you create a new fact to allow a particular sentence? 

Search sources

04 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

I would like to confirm my assumptions about searching in RM as TMG refugee. I'm cleaning up my sources and looking for search and replace options.


I looked at the Find Everywhere command. Can this be restricted? For example, if I want to search for Ancestry.com only in a source field. Is that possible?


I looked at the Search/Replace command. There is no option to search sources that I see. Is that correct? For instance, is it possible to search for all sources where website=Ancestry.com and replace with Ancestry?


Thanks for your guidance. Debra

TMG to RM question: citation memo goes to citation comments

15 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

Looking for advice from RM experts about census citation notes. I've read the forum and many RM experts recommend placing the census enumeration abstract in both the event note and the citation detail research note. Initially this seemed like a lot of copy/pasting, but seeing the value of this approach as I begin changing my census note to more story-like note vs just the abstract. Having the actual abstract in the research note will be very useful in the future.


From current testing it appears RM imports TMG's citation memo note into the RM citation detail text comments rather than the citation detail text research note. I could manually cut/paste each citation one at a time from comment box to research box. But looking for something across the board as I clean up my TMG source/citation data in anticipation of the final transfer.


Is there any way to choose where the TMG citation memo data is imported in RM?


Assuming  not, is there any note field in TMG that is imported into RM's research notes? If so I could make a change in TMG before importing into RM.


If there is nothing I can do on the TMG side, is there an SQL query to move citation comments to citation research notes within RM?


Thanks for your advice.

Search and sort source list

04 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Something I'm going to really miss as a TMG emigre is the ability to search the title/abbrev title in the source list window. For example, search "grayson" to step through all the titles with the word grayson in them. Many sources about grayson county do not begin with the word grayson county. Or maybe I'm missing something?


Another source list TMG feature I will really miss is that I can sort in the source list window by title, number of times cited, and source ID. I use these a lot and going out to create a report to find/check on specific set of sources is time consuming. These two sorts and the title search function made working with sources more time efficient for me. 


Thanks for considering. 



TMG source comments/remarks import to RM

04 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

I am still refining my TMG to RM import. Is there another TMG emigre who could confirm my assumptions or best transition practice?


It appears that RM imports the TMG source comments into the RM source comments.

It appears that RM does not import the TMG source remarks into the source record.

Is there any TMG source data that transfers to the RM source text field?


Cleaning up my TMG sources before final import. 


Apologies if this information is described elsewhere that I haven't found.