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Devon Lee

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Need help finding cousins? Use RootsMagic with FamilySearch and MyHeritage. You'll be glad you did. #RootsMagic   #genealogytips   #findingcousins   #FamilySearch  
I have used RootsMagic for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The program is making finding cousins a bit easier for me as well. Many programs are trying to help people who want to find more than their dir...
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Mario Belanger

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I have downloaded and installed Windows 10 (bêta) built 10074 and I am running RM7. It runs fine but I have noticed a small anomally when I view the 'People' tab. The column 'Last Edited' shows 13 Oct 1899 for all entries. The file resides in a DropBox on the cloud. I switched environment for my regular Win7 OS and the 'Last Edited' column was normal. I know this is bêta stuff but it is something to look at when the final release comes. CIAO 
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Ginger Muenster's profile photoBrad Miter's profile photo
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I would go for it because it is free right now.  But, I have a special magnification software program so I'll have to wait until the programmers have OK'd Win10
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Dan Mohn

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I am just getting heavily into the use of WebHints to screen my records against FamilySearch.  I have a couple of questions/suggestions...'

First, I have record that include, as "Pending" hints, a link to the US Public Recor5ds.  I generally do not want to link that info to an individual.  How can I tuurn that suggested link from "Pending" to "Rejected" so it will not keep popping up in the future?

Second, I am accustomed to using the Census(family) fact type to enter into the records of each child/extended family member a link to  notes and sources.  But when I link a census record to corresponding individual files for members of a household on the FamilySearch records of household members, the only choice of link is "Residence".  If I want to compare the child's RM record against the FS record, the "Census/family" fact type does not really correlate to the FS "Residence" fact type.  If I import the "Residence" fact and source from FS into RM, it does not correspond to my preferred fact type of "Census/family".  As it is, I must either (a) import the "Residence" fact from FS and then change the fact in RM to "Census" (not Census/family) in order to be consistent with standard RM recording of census facts, or (b) tag the source from FS only to the name and birth facts in RM.  

How can we make this sharing of research facts and tagging a bit more consistent?  I would much prefer to be able to tag all household members from a census record in FamilySearch, and then have that fact type and source be directly translated into a "Census" or "Census/family" entry when I drag it into RootsMagic.  That would make for cleaner, more consistent data management.
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Rootsmagic 6 worked like a dream on Ubuntu 14.04 .. but the updated Rootsmagic 7 fails to open any files. So sad! Anyone get this working under Linux via Wine? Error is exception C06D007F (presume floating point error or file access problem). I can use my Win8 laptop to run RM7 but would love to have it work instead on my main linux desktop computer .. 
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Had problems under wine with 6 and 7, however RM7 is working fine for me using Crossover under Lubuntu 15.04 and 14.10
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Pamela Morrison

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I have 1 person in my tree that has conflicting information on who is parents are how would you add these conflicting parents until you prove the correct ones
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Clooz by Ancestral Systems, LLC's profile photoMichael Booth's profile photo
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You can add multiple sets of parents to a person (the very same way you add the first set of parents).

On an individual's edit screen, if you click on their parents then you'll see to the right a place where you can change the "Relationship" to each parent as well as the "Proof" for each parent.

The Proof can be blank (default), "Proven", "Disputed", or "Disproven".
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Drag and drop is not drag and dropping. It used to work great. Am I missing a step, or is it a bug in the new version? My mouse seems to work fine on everything else. I am trying to move one branch of a family from my main file to another roots magic file.
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Nadine Guilbault's profile photoLinda Schreiber's profile photo
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Don't be too embarrassed, or I will have to be, too!   A couple of weeks ago, I befuddled myself the exact same way....  This morning, I tried to think of a gentle way to say "Are you maybe clicking on the list instead of the person?"  
Glad it worked  ;)
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Don Varner

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How would I get a report of place details and the place they are associated with?  I do not want the fact or people associated with the place detail.  Just a list of place details and the place used with.  Thanks.
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Thanks.  I had found that one and that is eventually what I ended up doing.  I was able to save the report as a text file then clean it up in my spreadsheet program.  It did have much more data than was needed but it was a fairly quick cleanup process.
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Allen Hulse

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I am new to RM 7.
I wanted to load a backup of my FTM 2010 file but that does not seem to be supported.
I was able to load a GEDcom file but lose the pictures when I do that.
Do I need a specific version of GEDcom file to load media?
Will RM7 eventually support loading from newer FTM versions?
Thanks
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Allen Hulse's profile photoBruce Buzbee's profile photo
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Allen,

We aren't currently working on a direct import for the newer FTM versions (they used a database engine that isn't even available anymore).  But if you want to email a copy of your FTM file (just the file... not the media items) to support@rootsmagic.com, and put it to my attention, I will import it into FTM 2014 and email a GEDCOM with the media links back to you.
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Devon Lee

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I LOVE RootsMagic. The Timeline feature in RM6 is AMAZING. I couldn't have written my narrative family history without the powerful program. Now... to transition to RM7. #testimonial #genealogy
Jumping in without an outline to write another story or teach another class Whenever I have a grand idea to write a book or teach a family history workshop, I start recording all of my ideas and writing out things I will say...
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Janis Knox

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My husband did not load the places data base when he downloaded RM7.  When I tried to do a Create a Report for everyone in a certain location, I had a popup screen that told me to reload the Places Database.dat, however, that popup screen locked up everything so I had to forcibly shut down the computer.  Hopefully, nothing like that will happen again now that the places data base has been loaded.
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Brad Miter's profile photoMichael Booth's profile photo
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Download the installer directly from http://files.rootsmagic.com/PlaceDBSetup.exe
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A virtual RootsMagic Users' Group where you can connect with other RootsMagic users to ask questions, share ideas, and discuss how to use the software. Topics must be related to RootsMagic and it's uses. General genealogy discussion on research methodology is not permitted since other groups are available for those topics. Do not post your request for help with surnames or help with adoptee searches. That is off topic in this group.

Gill Kaye

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Just been trying to use the Android app...which used to work well. .but it seems to have lost all the information (since the last Android system update?). Is anyone else having the same problem? I have tried uninstalling it and downloading it again but at the point where the app tries to get the file from Dropbox the screen just stays grey. I used to find it really useful when at family get togethers someone would query a fact and turn for me to provide the answer! 
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Brad Miter's profile photoJudi McDowell's profile photo
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I have had the same problem since the new Android upgrade, hope it will be fixed soon.
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Anirene Peña

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I am using Rootsmagic 6, changed my laptop and has windows 8. When I do a relationship chart it comes out with the writing very small. I can't edit it or do it bigger. It has to do with windows? What can I do?
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Arlene Miles's profile photoLee Eltzroth's profile photo
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Oh, no! I still haven't installed my new Windows desktop (prefer my Mac) and this is distressing. I intended to leave RM there but maybe I will install Mac Bridge instead. Can anyone tell me of their experience with Bridge on the newest Yosemite OSX?
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Donna Beals

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All genealogy programs have their good and bad points, I started with a PAF program from Latter Day Saints  back in 1976 and my RadioShack Tandy EX.  From their I progresssed to Family Tree Maker (FTM), but my current favorite of the past decade has been RootsMagic.  Very user friendly and easy to manage; however, when I merged files I get several individuals who are now in my database many times.   Seems the more I go into merge the more people i get - anyone else get this?  Is there an easy way to manage this?
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Thank you - I am around that number of people too Gary, glad I am not alone in the duplicate battle.  I like manual to automatic as well, give you more control over the process.
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Icy Bones

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Using RM7 - in one family today I found a male child with no information at all - did not create this child but can't get rid of it. Any ideas?  Every attempt to delete or merge (trying to trick the program) or even open and edit this child fail and I get a command that I need to highlight it.  Thought I was - but the child doesn't exist nor should he.
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Ah yes... the "phantom children". This often happens when importing a person/family from online and the web service chokes in the middle of the transfer.

The fix is pretty straightforward- choose "File" > "Database Tools" from the Main Menu.  Then click "Clean phantom records".
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Ruth Guest

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Has anyone received error message: access violation at address 01212010CC? It's shutting me down.
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I think you have one for Rootsmagic Support.   From the RM 7 HELP tab dropdown list 'Tech Support' : the last item on the page is their phone number.
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Jack Coffee

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I remain confused about the search function, Surname Date in RM7.  I would appreciate a description of how it should be used.  
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Bruce, it appears as a search parameter.
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M Chopin

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I think a good feature of the product would be if there were an option to e-mail yourself a back-up copy of any .rmgc or .rmgb files you are working on either available in the file menu or as a prompt upon exit.  Yeah, sure, people can grab this file manually from wherever they save it and attach it  to an e-mail but I'm saying it should be automated. 

With all the malware, etc. on the internet creating the necessity to restore a computer to factory settings,  the option to e-mail yourself a back-up in addition to other storage methods is a good safe-guard.  Surely this small addition would not require too much coding on the part of the programmers.
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I have a desktop with windows 8 and a laptop with windows 7. How do I save one copy of RootsMagic to drop box so I know that all my work is being saved to that one copy, no matter which computer I use?
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John Laws

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Been with RootsMagic a long time but now have concerns about Webhints Some of the Family Search hints are wrong and the Familyheritage hints appear to have come from my records when I had an account with them, and they want cash to identify their sources
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M Chopin's profile photoBrad Miter's profile photo
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I just put my email address in the RootsMagic option for Hints and my tree is now not in the results.  Much better now.  The information is cleaner in the search results.  I hope I can decide whether what I am getting is worth the big bucks before March 3rd.
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Jack Coffee

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This morning there was a notice about an RM update.  Now, it's gone and checking for updates tells me I have the latest.  What's going on?  My current version is 7.0.2.2 (8 Dec 2014).
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Thanks, Bruce.
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BJ Stockton

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Two questions:
1. If I want to use Source Reference numbers (in the source master text window), Is there any way to have those numbers print with the sources on my reports?
2. Most of my WebHints from MyHeritage are for my own trees there. Is there someway to filter so I don't get those?
    Thanks..
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Susan J's profile photoBruce Buzbee's profile photo
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The latest update (7.0.4.0) adds a way to filter out some of those (there doesn't seem to be a way to filter them all out).  In 7.0.4.0, do Tools > File Options > WebHints, and there is a field to enter your email address you used for your MyHeritage account / trees.  MyHeritage will use that to filter a lot of the results from your own tree out of the hints it returns to us.
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