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Rootstech 2021

16 October 2020 - 11:01 AM

I just signed up for the virtual Rootstech 2021. RM has showcased RM8 in the last two. Will RM be presenting RM 8 in this virtual conference?

DNA usage in RM7

16 September 2020 - 10:46 AM

Up to now I have not had any reason to pursue DNA since every person's genealogy that I have viewed so far has had significantly less data than I have had.


I was wondering if I do get my DNA tested how will RM7 help me? So far I see one fact that addresses DNA but it only records DNA data for that person. That data does not show up in a narrative report, group sheets, or individual summaries. I also see no way of sharing that DNA test even if the Mitochondrial or Y test are an exact match.


How should I record DNA in RM7 and how will that help me?

RM field size/limits vs GEDCOM

10 September 2020 - 01:43 PM

I know I have looked at this in the past but I can't seem to find the info now. Has anyone looked at all the fields that RM uses and map them to GEDCOM fields?


For instance how big is the description field and how is that exported to GEDCOM? It seems that RM will allow more data in description than the corresponding field in GEDCOM allows. That is my memory which may be compromised at this point.


Of particular interest would be all the fields that appear on any RM screen that holds user data.


Sorry if this is a redundant question since I seem to remember this from some time ago.


                                 max Size RM      Max size Gedcom


Date:                                 ??

Place:                                ??

Place Details:                    ??

Description:                  32,768

Note:                             32,768

Need larger Pedegree chart

09 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

I was very interested in RM7 for my Android tablet. When I downloaded and installed it the pedigree chart was pretty much unusable for my eyes. I tried to enlarge the type or display like all tablet apps seem to do to no avail with RM7.


I thought I would see if there was an update that might fix this issue and looked at the version on Amazon. My version ( a couple of years old) is 1.4 and the one on Amazon says it is 1.01. No help there.


Does anyone know if it is possible to expand the pedigree charts to make then readable?

Backup of Images

04 August 2020 - 10:42 AM

This is just a heads up for people. I have many many backup copies of all my images so no data has been lost but I did run into a very disconcerting situation. 


In 2010 I made several backup copies of all my images to be stored in multiple locations. I wanted to use a lossless format and chose TIFF. After 10 years I wanted to verify that the images were there and perhaps I had missed an image on my online storage.


The files are now unreadable after trying multiple machines,  multiple operating systems, and multiple editing program including Photoshop CS5.


This is just a heads up that too many copies is not overkill.


The good thing is the images that I had saved for my wife are still readable. Whew