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Member Since 12 Aug 2017
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In Topic: RM8

28 November 2020 - 04:03 PM

Also where are all the hundreds of Beta testers on RM ??


I am not a beta tester but I would expect that RM beta testers are not permitted to comment about RM8 or even that they are a beta tester, especially they cannot post in forums such as this.

In Topic: More Useful Relationship Calculator

23 November 2020 - 05:17 PM

Why not share the tree from RM with Ancestry and use their relationship facility.

In Topic: TreeShare Issue with Ancestry Sources

16 November 2020 - 03:24 PM

In my experience TreeShare can be useful but you must use it with care and not rely on it.


I generally only make changes in Ancestry and then TreeShare those changes to RM. I then use RM as a (sort of) backup to my Ancestry tree and to use the facilities in RM for data cleaning.


However, there are a number of issues for which I have not seen any evidence that RM8 will solve. Among the issues are that webhints are not always synchronised. I have found that if there is a webhint in RM7 but not in Ancestry then you have to delete the individual in Ancestry and resynch it from RM7 to Ancestry.


In the past I have had the unsource citation problem, which is one of the reasons I normally only make major changes to the individual's details in Ancestry.


Another problem is when RM marks an individual as changed or unchanged. It is not unusual to find that the individual's details differ between Ancestry and RM but in RM that individual is not marked as changed. You can see this if you untick the changed box and view the individual's details. I use two computers for Treesharing (one for home and one for travelling). In theory I could use the pack and go feature of RM. However, because I use automatic file copying software to keep the two computers' files identical I, accidentally, discovered that by copying the RM and media files to the other computer then the individual who were previously marked as unchanged show on the other computer as changed. So that means that many changes that seemed to be missed on the first TreeShare appear on the other computer when doing a TreeShare on that computer.

In Topic: Roots Magic 8

14 November 2020 - 11:45 AM

The annoying thing is that I bought a licence for RM8 around 19 months ago with the promise of delivery by 11 months ago. That, itself, is a breach of contract.

In Topic: Treeshare usage question

16 July 2020 - 02:45 PM

Yes, that is correct.

A new person (in either direction) - you have to add everything.

If it is an update (again in either direction) - you have to click for every fact and that can be add, modify or delete. Also that add, modify or delete can be in either direction and in both directions for the same update.