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Kevin Wornell

Member Since 16 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active May 01 2011 02:50 PM
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Import multiple media files

01 May 2011 - 02:47 PM

I would like to import a large number of files that contain census, marriage, military, etc. information into Roots Magic. Working with the Media Gallery all I can find is that I have to import these files one at a time. Is there a way to import multiple files into the Media Gallery en masse so that they are available to be linked to the corresponding facts?

Kevin

Sentence Template Issue

26 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

I have created a new fact for recording when a widow files for military benefits based on her husband's military service. I am trying to get either [Husband] or [Spouse] to be in the sentence. Neither one seems to work. Here is my sentence template:

[person] filed for military pension benefits based on<[Spouse]>'s service in the< [Desc]>< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.

I put the war/military campaign in the [Desc] filed so the resulting sentence should look like this:

Mary Jones filed for military pension benefits based on Tom Jones's service in the Civil War on Jan 1 1890 in Missouri.

Everything works properly except the name of the husband. The sentence actually looks like this:

Mary Jones filed for military pension benefits based on [Husband]'s service in the Civil War on Jan 1 1890 in Missouri.

Linking Existing Children to Parents

13 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

I recently had to unlink a group of children from one couple, and then link them to another couple. They were originally linked to their father and one wife and in reality needed to be linked to a different mother. When I went to link the children to the correct parents I saw a way that the program could be a bit more efficient.

When adding a children to a family you can choose between adding a new person or an existing person in the database. If when you choose to add an existing person the selection list allowed you to select multiple people it would speed things up. Also if when adding children the selection list would highlight the first entry with the same surname in the selection list that would also speed things up a bit.