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Merging Place Details ..

08 November 2020 - 01:05 PM

I have a Place Details merge question. I have a cemetery that's been referred to as "cemetery name, state", "cemetery name, county, state", and "cemetery name, city, county, state". As I've been cleaning up places fairly aggressively I have these merged down to three entries, that reference a hundred or so each. (actually it was part of merging process that I discovered this issue). Is there a normal RootsMagic (i.e non-SQL) way to merge these three into one? I'm sure I have numerous situations similar to this.

RM 7.6.4 update fails on Mac OS Catalina

29 August 2020 - 07:44 AM

Tried twice, 2nd time I got a "not compatible with this version of Windows" message, but there were other abort messages first.

Publisher and Fact Types

26 May 2020 - 06:39 AM

As I've mentioned on some other posts I'm in the middle of a project where I'm entering and correlating the contents of several genealogical books that cover several overlapping families, then matching that against electronic records using RootsMagic. I'm using the Publisher feature to both validate and clean up data. For example book A might have a intro chapter that covers the first few generations, then a chapter for each of the lines from the 3rd or 4th generation on. I will create a Publisher document that reproduces this format then generate a PDF to review the original book and the new document side by side.


In the process of this I see that my "older" entries from when I was using FTM or FTB as my main program the Census info is entered as Census fact. My "newer" entries where I've been using Treeshare bring the Census information in as a Residence fact. On the older census information it makes little difference because there is normally only a location anyway. The census transcriptions start around 1850 have a lot more useful information and sometime a street address.


What I've started doing is splitting the newer Residence(Census) facts into Census, Occupation, and Residence and having the same census source on all three. As you can guess this is very tedious, but it's the only way I can get the sentence text to work reasonably well.


I'm wondering how many people have been using the Publisher feature and how they are dealing with the Facts and Sentence Types.

TreeShare source transfer without data transfer

22 May 2020 - 01:52 PM

I may have a marriage event and a correct date, but a cleaned up name such as Egypt, Boonies, Georgia, United States that's geo-coded. If I get a match on Treeshare and want to copy the source and the location in the source record is Egypt, Georgia and the dates match the only way to copy the source info is to replace my cleaned up location with the "dirty" one and TreeShare will mark the event with the source then I have to fix it up again, or add it as a new event and memorize the source and paste it on the "good" event. If the data matches the only way is it add it as a new event. This results in a lot of memorizing, pasting, then deleting the "bad" event.


I would like a way to copy the source citation ONLY with no data transfer. 

Fact type for land grant

15 May 2020 - 06:21 AM

I've found land grant information on Ancestry and imported it. So far so good, but the come through as "Civil" facts with no sentence defined. What fact type is normally used for things like land grants, and if it's a custom type what sentence do you define?