* Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

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Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

Post by BillH » 17 Nov 2020 21:25

Mike,

I have a question about the Export GEDCOM File using the RMT defaults.

I have been playing around with exporting my data to Roots Magic using all the default values for RMT. I really don't know Roots Magic at all, I've just begun looking through the program and its help.

Standardized names for places are not seeming to be imported into RM.

I see in the exported GEDCOM file from the plugin that these are present as 1 STAN xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. In the RM import of the GEDCOM, I get errors for all these flagging them as Unknown Info.

RM does have a field for standard names for places, but they are all blank after the import. I looked around at the options in the plugin, but didn't see any that seemed to apply to standardized names.

Is there something I'm missing?

Do you know how I go about getting the standardized names in FH to populate the standard name field in RM? With all of the research you've done to include exporting to RM in your plugin, I thought you would know what is happening.

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Bill

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Re: Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

Post by tatewise » 17 Nov 2020 23:10

It is a while since I reviewed RootsMagic in any detail.
I know it has Place records but cannot recall doing anything particular for Standardized fields.
Leave it with me for the moment and I will investigate.
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Re: Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

Post by BillH » 17 Nov 2020 23:54

Thanks Mike.

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Post by tatewise » 18 Nov 2020 11:37

I have reviewed RootsMagic and investigated its exported GEDCOM format for Place records.
It does not include either the Standardized or the Abbreviated field, so it probably does not import them either.

The best I can suggest is that the FH Standardized (STAN) field is moved to the Place record Note field.
That will be incorporated into the next release of the Plugin.

The Place Latitude & Longitude values do migrate to the RootsMagic Place records, so the Standardized field is not needed for geocoding.
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Re: Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

Post by BillH » 18 Nov 2020 17:04

Mike,

That would be a good solution. Then in RM the standardized name could be moved from the place note to the standardized name field. I don't have a lot of places that use standardized names.

You have probably thought of this but some of my notes fields already have notes in them so maybe you could just add the standardized name to either the front or end of the existing note if one exists.

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Post by tatewise » 18 Nov 2020 19:04

Yes, the Plugin can cope with existing Notes and there are options on the Label tabs to add before or after them.
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Post by BillH » 18 Nov 2020 19:12

Thanks Mike.

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Re: Export GEDCOM File - Roots Magic - standardized place names

Post by E Wilcock » 25 Nov 2020 20:20

I regularly use the export GEDCOM plug in to export to Rootsmagic. I own the software. Version 7.
I didnt ask deep questions, Mike, and have had no complaints.
I keep one or two of my family trees in Rootsmagic anyway.
RM is my regular software for sharing because the free version of RM allows another person to view their chunk of a tree.

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