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Help - Dates not matching between RootsMagic and FamilySearch Tree

03 March 2018 - 07:05 PM

Hi Everyone,


I used to be a user of Family Historian, but I am now also trying to jump to RootsMagic because of its ability to sync my family trees.


I have noticed on issue. When we start using FamilySearch Tree we define the language to be use. In my case Portuguese.

So all dates are in Portuguese format.


When I ask to download information from FamilySearch into RootsMagic my dates keep their Portuguese format.


Eg. "Aproximadamente 1960" (equals to About 1960); "26 Dezembro 1980" (equals to 26 Dec 1980).


It looks like RootsMagic does not recognize these multiple dates formats. This leads to two issues at least:


1) RootsMagic shows all my dates as wrong (not even ordered in sequence).


2) When it compares dates among RootsMagic and FamilySearch in the comparison window, it shows these different format dates as they were not the same. 

When they are in fact the same just in different languages...


How to fix that?






Baptism vs. Christening

11 September 2017 - 06:01 AM

Dear All,
I have just started using Roots magic. I have migrated my family tree from FH using GEDCOM and I am now trying to sync with my tree on FamilySearch.
I have used Automatch and selected the people to compare.
My ancestors have "Baptism" tags (BAPM) on GEDCOM/Rootsmagic, and Baptism infos on Family Search as well.
However, when synchronizing using Rootsmagic, the software is aligning "Chris" vs. "Baptism" for comparison and not Baptism vs. Baptism.
Any solution for this?

Syncing Sources and Media

07 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hello Everyone,


I am currently using Family Historian as my main software to organize my family genealogy.

I have started uploading my data to FamilySearch Family Tree, and I miss the ability to synchronize (compare) my research with the data stored at FamilySearch.


I have tried RootsMagic to see how it handles the sync process but I got confused.

Does it sync Media I stored at my computer up to FamilySearch?

Does it download Media from Family Tree? 

Sources? Do it handles that?


I have tried 20 generations and after waiting a lot I could not find any sources on my local database.

Is there any trick?


Thanks a lot!