* Import FamilySearch ID from RM

Importing from or exporting to another genealogy program. This is the place to ask.
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Import FamilySearch ID from RM

Post by cwhermann » 15 May 2022 13:56

I did a direct import from RM8 to FH7 and am attempting to get the FamilySearch ID numbers to show on the Individual Records.

I added a tab to the records window and selected the expression %INDL._FSID% but nothing populated. I expanded the individual record and do not see the _FSID tag. To confirm, I created a new file in RM8 with only 5 individuals, each with FamilySearch ID numbers and did a direct import of the small file into a new project - same result, the FamilySearch column did not populate. I ran the UDF List plugin and result was no UDF items found.

I created a RM8 gedcom selecting only the "Extra details (RM specific)" data to export to confirm the existence of the FamilySearch ID tag. It is there, but RM uses _FSFTID as the tag. Based on this, I assume the direct import from other family tree program completely ignores this tag and if I imported the gedcom into a new project, the _FSFTID would show up in the UDF items.
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I know I can modify the gedcom by using a search-replace to change the _FSFTID tag to _FSID and then import, but I have never imported a gedcom file into an existing project so am cautious. If I am only interested in the _FSFTID tag in the gedcom what happens to the other info - does it overwrite the other records or do I need to delete all tags but the _FSFTID in the gedcom before I import?

I looked through the plugin store and thought the Copy Existing Reference Numbers in Gedcom plugin might help, but I don't see any way to select the specific reference/ID number to copy. I have never written a plugin (in fact still struggling with queries) so not sure if this is easily modified to look at a specific tag.

Any guidance and/or help is appreciated.
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Re: Import FamilySearch ID from RM

Post by Mark1834 » 15 May 2022 16:53

If you search for "FamilySearch ID" in the box at the top of the page, it takes you directly to this posting, which gives advice on importing these values.
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Re: Import FamilySearch ID from RM

Post by cwhermann » 15 May 2022 19:35

Thanks Mark,
My apologies - my initial search led me to FHUG and the help pages - which is how I got as far as I did. I didn't think about doing another search focusing in the forum.
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