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Publisher and Fact Types

Yesterday, 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?

Issue with new Crossover Wrapper

12 May 2020 - 12:20 PM

or possibly an issue with the download. 


In any case if I leave RM open and idle for any period of time (say to have lunch) it will start consuming large amounts of CPU, basically locking up the machine (and I have an I7 MacBook Pro). The only way out is to Force Quit. I also see the same effect after a long work session, but it seems to happen most often when I go away from the machine and come back without closing RM.


I've followed the full deinstall and install process (a couple times) but in subsequent (after the first) installations I downloaded from the normal Mac download page assuming you'd put the wrapper in the standard package. I'm not on Catalina, but wanted the new wrapper to clear up issues with TreeShare (which it seems to have fixed a couple bu not all).

Tree seems to have "disconnected" from Ancestry

02 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

I was trying to use Treeshare from a location with a slow internet connection and it seems to have caused the tree to "disconnect" from Ancestry. When I log in now the I only have the option to Upload a tree to Ancestry or Download to a new file. This is on Mac OS Mojave and RoosMagic 7.6.1.


Since I have about 11,000 people in the tree and all my changes were "reset" by some change Ancestry did before RootsTech this year forcing me to go through all 11,000 to recheck the changes or set them unchanged I'm not to keen on starting that process all over.


Is there any way to reconnect a tree that's gotten itself disconnected?