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dcrowthe

Member Since 21 May 2016
Offline Last Active May 26 2016 11:57 AM
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Programming suggestion - Data Transfer Issues When Importing from FamilySearch Family Tree

21 May 2016 - 11:51 PM

I recently gave up on a week's worth of downloading my Family Tree on the 21st generation.

 

It was a shame that the import process basically hung all night every night, because there would be an issue in the data transfer that required a click of a button to re-start the process.

 

I'm an Internet guy, so I understand API's, data throttling, etc.

 

But I strongly suggest that it would be a good idea to build in a feature that would automatically click the button to restart the download. Build in a timer that automatically clicks it after x seconds, even have that wait grow longer when throttling occurs.

 

It just seemed to be a huge shame that the system was unable to work in the wee hours of the morning, when presumably the system load would be lowest, because I didn't stay up all night to click the button.

 

And, BTW - there seemed to be a major lag the kicked in around the 18th generation. It took 2 days to go from generation 1 to 18, then 5 more to go from 18 to 21, which seems odd, given that we were probably downloading less and less information with each successive generation as lines ended.

 

Finally, when I gave up and clicked the cancel button, the program hung all day in the cancelling process and had to be cancelled through task manager.

 

Don


Bulk Importing Sources From FamilySearch

21 May 2016 - 11:39 PM

I just gave up on a full download of my Family Tree from FamilySearch after a week's wait, which only got me to the 21st Great generation. I finally had to click cancel so I could reboot.

 

I just want to make sure that things didn't get fouled up because of having to click cancel, then eventually having to kill the program because it hung all day in the cancel process.

 

The good news - I've got 91,000+ individuals imported. (I know, some reading this would kill for that, but life's lots easier when you have generations of genealogists preceding you and happen to tie into a couple of royal lines...

 

The bad news, not a single source was imported.

 

Am I correct in understanding that I have to go through 91,000+ people and for every one of them, go through multiple clicks to import all the sources?

 

Please tell me that's a remnant of a bad database download and I won't have to do that.

 

If that's true, is there ANY way to do this faster? I purchased Roots Magic to try to speed and clean up the process, but this situation is not making my toes curl with joy.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Don