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Rick Landrum

Member Since 20 Aug 2016
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In Topic: Replace Ancestry Tree After RM Review

15 November 2017 - 12:44 PM

OK, got it.

Hate to say but best thing, for me at least, may be to just use Ancestry WebHints to update my RM tree and forget about updating my Ancestry tree, or creating a new one. By keeping the old Ancestry tree all the hint status would stay in tact.

(as stated previously, my Ancestry tree is private and I'm not sharing it with family now anyway)

In Topic: Replace Ancestry Tree After RM Review

15 November 2017 - 10:00 AM

Thank you for the info and link. I believe this would be something to do after I have finished my RM review and when I am ready to break the link and create a new Ancestry Tree.
The whole issue for me boils down to trying to continue the functionality of the Ancestry WebHints after recreating and linking a new Ancestry tree for use on going.

I'm still not completely clear on why, if the RM tree and the Ancestry tree are synchronized, and a fact/source/or media are existing in the Ancestry Tree, would Ancestry re-create hints for something that is already in Ancestry??
Doesn't Ancestry create hints for the Ancestry tree first and then share the same ones with RM, for possible hits that are not seen in the Ancestry tree?

Maybe it's just me being dense.

Thanks again

In Topic: Replace Ancestry Tree After RM Review

14 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

OK, got it.

I plan to use only RM webHints and stop using TreeShare (for now). I can use the "view on line" feature to see the fact abstract and media, if any, in Ancestry. The media will come across, using WebHints, in the source record, but the abstract does not. I usually copy then paste that into my RM source details tab
If I continue to do this until say I have 100% checked my RM Tree against Ancestry, then unlink my Ancestry Tree and create a new Ancestry Tree, the worst that will happen is that Ancestry will create new hints for my RM Tree.
The decision of whether or not to check the hints against what I already have in my RM Tree, using WebHints, can be made at that time, and would depend on whether or not I want to actually share my Ancestry Tree.

Works for me!! Lot's better, and faster, than what I have been doing.

Thanks for the insights,


In Topic: Replace Ancestry Tree After RM Review

14 November 2017 - 09:14 AM

OK, that's good to hear that it is a viable alternative.


I was thinking though, that once the new Ancestry tree is created, from my edited RM tree, that Ancestry should see the facts and events in the new tree, and would not offer a new hint because the data is already loaded in the new Ancestry tree. If that's not how it works, then it's OK.  It should be relatively quick work to accept the new hints in RM's WebHints, provided they are already loaded in my RM tree. That is basically what I do now when I see an Ancestry hint for something that I had loaded to RM prior to WebHints and TreeShare.


Thanks for the input


In Topic: RM 7.4 Freezes

10 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

I've noticed something today relative to RM freezes not specifically mentioned before.


Any time I am using Tree Share, for a member of my tree,  and I try to delete a fact on the Ancestry side, at the same time that I am editing a fact or adding a new fact to the Ancestry side, the system will freeze. It does not do it if I do one transaction at a time and press the "Accept Changes" button for each independently.


Otherwise, the freezes I'm seeing continue to be random and intermittent. This might be due to the server changes going on at Ancestry that Renee mentioned earlier. However, the problem I noticed today might be due to a bug of some kind.