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Member Since 19 Nov 2017
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In Topic: Long Term Preservation of Data

18 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the responses.


I have been leaning towards paper for a while since I want to create a real Book in paper format anyway and I will print several copies.  For a shorter term I will backup my RM database and execute the Dump command hoping that at some point these files could still be readable. My time frame is more like the next 50 years rather than millennium and with the multiple formats it may survive.


Jerry I like your suggestion and I wonder if the RM folks would include a hammer and chisel with each release of their software. We could provide the stone tablets.


In Topic: Change entire fact groups to another?

18 February 2018 - 12:23 PM

Being new to SQL operating on the RM database is it possible to change family facts to individual and vice versa with no ill effects?

In Topic: Duplicate Birth, Marriage and Death facts

14 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for the responses.


I now have a better idea of what RM does when I copy a database. My second database was one I created from data I had received from a potential source. All the facts are documented as I went in and proved each link and fact.  I can see why I had received duplicate facts probably from an older merge.


I knew that some places might be duplicated and I would correct them by merging any potential duplicate places after the merge. There were only three people overlapping in this case so I did not anticipate any duplicate facts. I will use caution to correct any place names before the merge next time. I still have not done any edits on my original file and won't until I decide if this new database is worth keeping. After running some more tests I have decided that my merged database is not correct and I will start over with new copies of both databases, following all the instructions that everyone has provided.


Thanks everyone

In Topic: Duplicate Birth, Marriage and Death facts

12 February 2018 - 01:00 PM

I was checking to see if my merged database was ok to start using for new data and I ran into a question. If I look at the properties for the various databases the numbers do not seem to add up


Old database             People: 1642  families   590  facts:  5609

New database            People:     41  Families:   20  facts:     85

Combined database  People:  1667  Families: 605 Facts: 5667


The old plus the new do not seem to add up. I selected everyone in the new database to be copied/merged with my old database. Why wouldn't the numbers be


Combined database  People:  1683  Families: 610 Facts: 5694 ( I did know that three people would be duplicate)


Everytning else seems to be ok

In Topic: Duplicate Birth, Marriage and Death facts

12 February 2018 - 12:26 PM



Great suggestions. I ran the utility looking for duplicate facts. I only found three people with duplicate births and 1 with duplicate deaths. Easily corrected. It was not a widespread issue.


Thanks again.