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by LeslieP
06 Apr 2021 21:39
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

Just a reminder when you're working up the plugin code - for folks (like me) who keep media outside of the FH file structure, our duplicate media items will indeed link to the exact same filename, so while allowing for the (1) and (2) stuff, you'll need to include the exact duplicate as well.
by LeslieP
06 Apr 2021 15:04
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

Another update on the issue of duplicated media on import. Version 7.0.4.0 is the fix to the problem for new imports. I haven't tested it yet (downloading now). That's GREAT news. Now for the less great news: "The fix only affects new imports. It doesn't correct the duplicate Media records in projec...
by LeslieP
28 Mar 2021 13:54
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Where did my family sources (proof of parentage) go?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Where did my family sources (proof of parentage) go?

Just beginning to look at this, but so far, I see that the RM GEDCOM creates 1 NOTE, 1 SOUR, and/or 1 OBJE items under the family 0 @F###@ records. Thus these are notes, sources, and media for the family record, not specifically about a particular child/parent relationship. In RM that's clear, they ...
by LeslieP
27 Mar 2021 14:25
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Rootsmagic->Family Historian
Replies: 37
Views: 2681

Re: Rootsmagic->Family Historian

Curt, In RM-speak, the difference between an event and an attribute is nothing more than whether or not the description field is enabled or not. If there is something in the description field, the FH import will create an attribute, if not, it's an event. You will end up with events and attributes t...
by LeslieP
26 Mar 2021 03:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Duplicate Media Records
Replies: 20
Views: 4255

Re: Duplicate Media Records

I have received word from FH Support that they are indeed working to improve the gedcom import process so that multiple media records don't get created. That's great news, for new folks! Doesn't help those who have already done their import and have all the duplicated media. Looks like a plugin that...
by LeslieP
25 Mar 2021 13:53
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

Update on the "Duplicated Media upon import" issue. I reported the problem to FH support, the ticket was "closed, ACTIVE". I politely asked if "active" meant that a solution might be coming within six months or so, allowing me to wait and not pursue a manual fix to the problem. I just got word back ...
by LeslieP
24 Mar 2021 21:05
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: RM to FH: how to convert UDF item to fact flag - preferred, private
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: RM to FH: how to convert UDF item to fact flag - preferred, private

Oh well, best to know rather than not know, I'll add it to the list of needed plugins. First one is the plugin to convert all but the first name into alt name attributes, second will be this fact flag conversion. Learning LUA will have to come after I make the final RM import. The great news is that...
by LeslieP
24 Mar 2021 20:20
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: RM to FH: how to convert UDF item to fact flag - preferred, private
Replies: 2
Views: 154

RM to FH: how to convert UDF item to fact flag - preferred, private

In RootsMagic we mark events as Primary or Private as needed, FH7 now has the same concept with the Fact Flags "preferred" and "private". The plugin UDF list gives me the list of those items, screenshot attached. screenshot_20210324_004.png Is there a way to create a query that could find those item...
by LeslieP
24 Mar 2021 17:15
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

Re: media record duplication I created a support ticket explaining the issue, got a quick response Thank you for your feedback, this issue is logged already, I will add your feedback to it. The ticket is now closed, but with a status of active which is encouraging. It simply can't be right for a ged...
by LeslieP
24 Mar 2021 02:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Duplicate Media Records
Replies: 20
Views: 4255

Re: Duplicate Media Records

RM to FH convert just discovering this challenge. I definitely have multiple media records for a single file, when it should be multiple links to the one file. I guess I'm lucky in that the media itself isn't duplicated since I don't store my media in the FH folder. This seems like a very strange we...
by LeslieP
23 Mar 2021 23:43
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

That's what I see in my file as well - one jpg file that I have attached to an event and the source is two "media records" both referencing the same file. I'm wondering how we would then figure out what that media thing is linked to, or even why everything shows 1 link as if there could be multiples...
by LeslieP
23 Mar 2021 07:17
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Rootsmagic->Family Historian
Replies: 37
Views: 2681

Re: Rootsmagic->Family Historian

Glad you found the info you need. This knowledge base and user group is truly amazing, isn't it? I made the decision to be 100% free-form with my sources in my desktop genealogy program, owing to the severe limitations of GEDCOM, so am unable to be of any assistance with that, but it does seem like ...
by LeslieP
23 Mar 2021 07:07
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7

It's REALLY easy to continue using your existing media structure, that's what I do. The RM7 GEDCOM export will contain links to all of your media files. When you create a new FH project, DE-SELECT the option to move/copy the media files. That's it. That's all you have to do. Your media stays where i...
by LeslieP
22 Mar 2021 21:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Fix Date Fields
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Fix Date Fields

BEAUTIFUL!
Fresh export from RM, new project, Find Date Phrases finds 299 items. Run the new version of Fix Date Fields and the 299 items it fixed were fixed perfectly!
Thank you so much!
by LeslieP
22 Mar 2021 19:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Fix Date Fields
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Fix Date Fields

Just did a quick check - RM8 does still use the en dash for from/to dates. I wonder if other packages might use an em dash just to be weird - perhaps the plugin should handle both of those possibilities. Given all of the modifiers that RM allows, and other packages may have even more it gets out of ...
by LeslieP
22 Mar 2021 19:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Fix Date Fields
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Fix Date Fields

As far as hyphen vs. en dash, I'm not sure if that's the way RM always does it, this is the first time I've looked at GEDCOM closely enough to figure out what the heck is going on. I'm using v7, will test it out with RM v8 later today, on the off chance they're changing things. Interesting that when...
by LeslieP
22 Mar 2021 16:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Fix Date Fields
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Fix Date Fields

Just tried the update, the "until" and "say" dates work great, thanks! I will probably customize it so that "say" becomes "est" rather than "circa" but that's more of a preference for my usage, no big deal, and I've now figured out how to make that change. I have noticed small issue with the double ...
by LeslieP
22 Mar 2021 02:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Fix Date Fields
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Fix Date Fields

Have just found this plugin while trying to find a way to overcome the differences between RootsMagic and FH on date modifiers and qualifiers. I have a lot of dates that are <date>-<date> , 1917-1918 with just a single dash, no spaces, and they need to be converted to From <date> to <date> From 1917...
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 22:37
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)

Mark1834 wrote:
11 Feb 2021 21:11
is it possible to express the FSFT as a web url?
Yes it is. And eventually I'll get all that done, just as I've done with links to the photo galleries I have on my personal website.
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 19:15
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)

I very much want Ancestry and Family Search to be added to the "Internet Data Matches" list of sites. Find My Past and MyHeritage are available now. When the feature was released, CP indicated that more sources would be forthcoming. Now that they've got a very successful v7 out the door, I'm hopeful...
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 18:06
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names
Replies: 20
Views: 976

Re: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names

Oh! Something else - notes that exist on the primary name. Could your plugin move any primary name notes that it might find into the person note field? (Local note? I'm not sure what it's called, the note field on the Main tab.) RM doesn't allow notes on the primary name, but TMG did, and they got i...
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 17:53
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names
Replies: 20
Views: 976

Re: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names

Bless you for your patience in helping us RM folks try to figure out how to maximize data transfer and utility, while also learning about the capabilities of FH. I think I'm starting to get a handle on this - FH is much more like TMG than RM, which is a major advantage, but it's taking me a minute t...
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 15:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names
Replies: 20
Views: 976

Re: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names

Had no idea that there was a GEDCOM standard way of adding a TYPE to any kind of fact. That is indeed a much better solution than the witness role. I have tried changing some things on my test project in the AltName fact that I created and can't find a way to get the TYPE to be a field in the middle...
by LeslieP
11 Feb 2021 00:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: RM Place details in FH
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: RM Place details in FH

Pete,
Fellow RM immigrant here! I found the knowledge base article about Places and Addresses to be very helpful, you might give it a glance.

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/worki ... new-users/
by LeslieP
10 Feb 2021 02:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names
Replies: 20
Views: 976

Re: Rootsmagic Names vs FH7 names

This is how I imagine it could work, to convert the names info from RM into an Alt Names fact in FH. The GEDCOM export from RM, an individual with 3 name records, notes, sources, dates, sort dates and media. 0 @I2@ INDI 1 NAME James Malcolm /Price/ 2 GIVN James Malcolm 2 SURN Price 2 NICK Mack 2 NOT...