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#95266 Media Tag to more than one person

Posted by reborrell on 13 September 2019 - 10:41 AM in Discussion

Let's say I have a PDF about the history of the Plantagenet Family and would like to attach that PDF file to 30 or 40 people.

 

Is this possible WITHOUT having to tag each person, one at a time?

 

If so, how?

 

Thanks,




#95138 Rename Media Files

Posted by reborrell on 04 September 2019 - 12:26 PM in Discussion

Thanks, Jerry.  I'll add this to my "to do" list.  My luck is that I'll be working on it and "presto" RM 8 is released which does it very easily!




#95127 Rename Media Files

Posted by reborrell on 04 September 2019 - 06:57 AM in Discussion

I have quite a few PDF, jpg, etc media files, all stored in a single directory.

 

I have been inconsistent (shame on me!) in naming these over the years.

 

For instance, I might have named a PDF or JPG file, as follows

Duke of Earl

Duke-of-Earl

Duke_of_Earl

 

I would like to go back and make everything the same style; however, we talking about files being attached to several people.

 

Is there an easy way to do this without breaking all the media links?




#95056 Find A Grave

Posted by reborrell on 30 August 2019 - 09:22 AM in Discussion

I set up a FindAGrave.com fact type. I then copy the full URL into the description field. I do the same thing for several other genealogy websites.

Additionally, I print the actual webpages in PDF format and attach the PDF as a media record for that person. That way if the website closes I still have all the info.

I also create PDFs on other items such as a castle, monastery, battle, cemetery, etc and attach as needed to various people.



#92662 Reclaim Deleted RIN Number

Posted by reborrell on 26 January 2019 - 09:54 AM in Discussion

Excellent comments.  It would be great if I could run a program which would create a Ref # fact for everyone in the database, copying their RIN number to that fact.  But with close to 70,000 individuals, this is nothing I'm going to be able to do manually.




#92637 Reclaim Deleted RIN Number

Posted by reborrell on 25 January 2019 - 12:06 PM in Discussion

My properties shows I have 68,411 individuals; however, my next RIN number is 76,260.  I have a lot of old deleted RIN numbers from various clean ups.

 

I don't want to create a GEDCOM export and create a new file as I use my existing RIN number for ID purposes.  For instance, I list my media files according to person's RIN number.  For instance,  I am RIN 1and list my media files like this:   000001_Reverdy_Orrell_birth (etc).  If I export to GEDCOM and create a new RM file, I believe I loose the current assigned numbers eventually, correct?

 

I thought that by running database tool / clean phantom records would free up those now unused numbers, but that isn't the case.

 

Any ideas on what to do?  

 

It really isn't a major problem, but it is something I've been wondering about.




#92484 End of Line Ancestor Report

Posted by reborrell on 15 January 2019 - 01:00 PM in Discussion

I noticed that when I tried to create, but didn't know how to fix until Renee posted.  This is very handy




#92482 End of Line Ancestor Report

Posted by reborrell on 15 January 2019 - 12:34 PM in Discussion

Thanks Renee & Tom.  The last comment about unmarking number of sets of parents to greater than zero nailed it.  This is very helpful as a "group".

 

Below is the entire sequence that I use for others who might be interested in creating a group of "end of line" direct ancestors

 

Go to Groups

New

Select self in checkbox

Mark Group

Ancestors of Highlighted Person

(Increase number of generations)

OK (This creates a group consisting of all direct line ancestors in database

Unmark Group

Clear People by Data Fields

Number of sets of parents - greater than - 0 (zero)

OK (You then get a notice of the number of people who have been "unmarked" or deleted from the group

OK

OK

Give Group A Name (I use Reb - End of Line - Ancestors), if I am the starting person




#92439 End of Line Ancestor Report

Posted by reborrell on 13 January 2019 - 11:00 AM in Discussion

I was able to mark & create a group of my direct line ancestors.  However, when I select Unmark Group, I don't see an appropriate option for selecting those ancestors without a parent.  I seem to be missing something




#92438 End of Line Ancestor Report

Posted by reborrell on 13 January 2019 - 10:47 AM in Discussion

Excellent.  Yes, I have quite a few people in my database.  Creating a "group" within RM is much better than a printout.




#92434 End of Line Ancestor Report

Posted by reborrell on 13 January 2019 - 10:05 AM in Discussion

Is there a way to create a report (or a group) which contains all of my "end of line" ancestors?




#91935 Emailing "To Do" List

Posted by reborrell on 06 December 2018 - 10:05 AM in Discussion

Is it possible to set up a routine where your "To Do List" can be automatically emailed to you at specific intervals (daily, weekly, etc)




#91801 Is "Sir" a title of nobility?

Posted by reborrell on 28 November 2018 - 03:03 PM in Discussion

I agree.  It's complicated.

 

Would you agree these are "Royal" titles?

  • King, Queen
  • Prince, Princess
  • Duke, Duchess
  • Marquess, Marchioness
  • Earl, Countess
  • Viscount, Viscountess
  • Baron, Baroness

and that all the others are non-Royal?  What should we call the non-royal titles as a group?




#91796 Is "Sir" a title of nobility?

Posted by reborrell on 28 November 2018 - 10:22 AM in Discussion

I've come across several people listed as "Sir".  Are these titles of nobility.

 

Are there "Royal" titles and "Noble" titles?

 

Would you classify these as "Royal"?


  • King, Queen
  • Prince, Princess
  • Duke, Duchess
  • Marquess, Marchioness
  • Earl, Countess
  • Viscount, Viscountess
  • Baron, Baroness

 

How about Knights?  Many are listed as "Sir Knight".  Is that a title of nobility?

 

How about "Lord" and other titles?

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Does anyone create separate "Fact Types" for Kings, Queens, Prince, Princess, etc or just use one fact type such as the standard "Title (Nobility)?

 

 




#91672 Tag multiple people or group with one file

Posted by reborrell on 17 November 2018 - 10:06 AM in Discussion

I will learn to use SQLite first!  I miss the good ole days with PAF with all the different 3rd party add-ons:

 

PAF Companion

PAF Date Scan

PAF Explorer

PAF Insight

PAF Media Packer

PAF Wiz

PAF Wiz2

plus a few others that I can't remember.

 

I love Roots Magic, but I do miss PAF. 




#91669 Tag multiple people or group with one file

Posted by reborrell on 17 November 2018 - 08:50 AM in Discussion

Now only thing I have to do is learn how to use SQlite Tools!  




#91665 Tag multiple people or group with one file

Posted by reborrell on 16 November 2018 - 04:24 PM in Discussion

I wonder if it can be done outside of Roots Magic with something like Sequel




#91661 Tag multiple people or group with one file

Posted by reborrell on 16 November 2018 - 11:27 AM in Discussion

I have several PDF files in my scanned docs folder which I would like to tag and associate with several people in my database.  For instance, I have a "group" labeled "U.S. Presidents".  I have a PDF file explaining the Presidential $1 coin series.  Is there a way to easy tag that PDF file to all individuals in the U.S. Presidents group?

 

 




#91426 Default Media Type

Posted by reborrell on 23 October 2018 - 05:29 PM in Discussion

Thanks for the advice



#91413 Numbers in Names

Posted by reborrell on 23 October 2018 - 12:10 PM in Discussion

I accidentally created a person with the name "Reb3ekah", then found out later.

 

Can a check or flag be put into place to pop up a warning block if you add a number or special character in the Given or Surname field?

 

I believe that technically, Kings, etc would list their "number" as a suffix

 

 




#91410 Default Media Type

Posted by reborrell on 23 October 2018 - 07:49 AM in Discussion

Currently I'm adding mostly "Files", not "Images" to my media database.

 

I have to change the Media Type from Image to File every time.

 

Is there an option to change defaults with Media Type?




#91399 birthday & anniversary list upon startup

Posted by reborrell on 22 October 2018 - 06:37 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

This would be great, especially if there was a column showing relationship to a specific person. Listing of birth, death, and marriage dates with person's name and RIN, plus relationship. Even if cant be programmed with startup, having a report like that is something I would really make use of



#91319 Identifying Wikitree references

Posted by reborrell on 13 October 2018 - 09:39 AM in Discussion

I have a custom fact for WikiTree.com and for Wikipedia.com.

I drop the full web link in the description field.

I also do a PDF file print of the page and attach that as a media page for that person.

Sometimes I also copy and paste the text from the page into my notes.

Might not be the best method but it works well for me.

I find that printing web pages as PDF files and attaching them as media files works well.



#91303 On This Day List

Posted by reborrell on 08 October 2018 - 08:51 AM in Discussion

Thank you.  I think it would be a nice enhancement.




#91291 RIN Hotkey

Posted by reborrell on 06 October 2018 - 11:23 AM in Discussion

CTL-F then ALT-R is the closest I can find for a shortcut.

 

Thanks for your help