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In Topic: Blank Person/Spouse/Child

07 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Thanks Bob.  This worked and I have got rid of the irritating husband!


Hope my wife doesn't figure this out.

In Topic: Any news on RM 8 complete rewrite?

19 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

I see there is another open source genealogy software development project on the go and was wondering if someday the whole house of cards will come falling down due to such a project?


Are you speaking of GRAMPS?

In Topic: How Merging Places works

13 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

Based on the advise of the two fine gentlemen that commented earlier I have done extensive merging of places and place details. I've found that using DataClean, Places first tidies up the names in a more "bulk" fashion and makes the resultant merge easier. It's quicker to clean the places and place details using DataClean than to individually use the Split Place Details on the Place List. I admit I would have never figured out how to merge place details without their assistance.

In Topic: RootsMagic website / GDPR

26 May 2018 - 04:40 AM

First off remember that there are no GDPR regulators sweeping through web sites looking for violations. An EU citizen or non-profit will need to contact you (or have already contacted you) and asked for details about your data and what you do with it, or asked to have data about themselves removed or changed and you failed to respond. So it's long odds and I would not shut down your site or anything drastic.


To be completely safe you could have a privacy policy that states how you got your data, what you do with it (i.e. what you said about living people), who you share it with, and how to contact you for corrections and/or removal. 


Now it would be really cool if RM would have a boilerplate page you could tweak, since the ways we all get out data, process it, and share it are pretty common.

In Topic: RootsMagic website / GDPR

21 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

Are you sharing PII (Personally Identifiable Information) for living people on your web site? If so you need to provide a means for those people to have their data deleted. You also need to document what are are doing with PII on a privacy policy page. If you are not using PII to market to living people, displaying PII, or sharing PII with 3rd parties you don't have to do anything.