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In Topic: Merging things outside of Places and People

17 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

I must be missing something, because every time I attempt to merge place details it puts me place merge and gives me no list of details to select from

In Topic: Where should my RM database be stored?

16 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

You can store your database in any local location. Just navigate to that when you open it. Do NOT store it in a  folder that's syncing with iCloud (I do put my backups there). 

In Topic: "Bulk" upload to Ancestry, merging

18 July 2017 - 06:32 AM

It's sounding like I need to upload them one at a time. I would beg for a means to rapidly get "new" up. Those of us with 1000's to upload will need to spend literally months clicking.


My exact scenario. Tree on ancestry.com, much larger tree on myheritage.com that was started years ago from the ancestry.com tree. I created a brand new RM database, linked and synced with ancestry. Exported GEDCOM from MyHeritage, imported it into the freshly created RM database that was synced with ancestry.com.


There were roughly 2100 in the ancestry.com tree, 7600 in the MyHeritage tree. That means at least 5500 one at a time uploads. Assuming 15 seconds per upload (counting the clicking) that's 23 hours. If we assume a minute each to compare and click the remaining 2100 that's another 35 hours. Clearly you can see my concern.


As far as the duplicate matching I've been see numerous cases where the criteria I used should have found the duplicates, but didn't. I'm talking cases where I've merged the two parents and four children with the same first and last names are duplicated, or I've merged one parent and the two spouses with the identical names are not found. Either I'm radically misinterpreting what the parameters do, or RM is getting overloaded with the number of duplicates and giving up.


I assume the latter because I can manually merge a few duplicates, then do an RM search and it'll find a few. I resolve them and get to the point it finds none, then manually merging a few more will allow RM to find more. This is without doing any alteration other than manual merges or tinkering with the parameters.

In Topic: Oddities in Duplicate Search

08 July 2017 - 12:36 PM

I have tried various adjustments without much success. I still have to walk through the people list and merge by eyeball. I can't figure out why the bulk of these aren't being found.


As far as backup, yes I have one but I really don't need to fall back. It's not like I don't want the merges I've already done to happen. I expected a lot of duplicates since I didn't want RM to auto merge. I don't have a problem eyeballing each merge, I do have a problem with having to find them by hand.

In Topic: RootsMagic7 Maps and Web Hints won't work...

20 April 2017 - 06:06 AM

If you're on Windows 10 did the Windows 10 Creator's upgrade pushed to you late last week? If so as Vyger mentions you may have had your previous firewall settings overwritten.