Re: Question for Charlie Hoffpauir
- From: Eagle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (J. Hugh Sullivan)
- Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:24:18 GMT
On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:38:27 -0500, "Gene Y." <n2kvs@xxxxxxxxxx>
,J. Hugh Sullivan wrote:
You certainly confirmed one matter - GEDCOMS don't import precisely
between all programs. In fact RM wil not import a GEDCOM from Legacy
that I am working with - a real surprise. I can import to RM directly
Legacy can create several different gedcoms. One is a "Legacy" gedcom
and the others are a gedcom 5.5, several versions of PAF, a "basic" file
and several others. Make sure you export to the correct version for use
with other programs. They are trying to make their program compatible
with many others and for that I applaud them.
That is something I have missed and I appreciate the knowledge. It may
be that I could import to RM3 but not RM4. I add my applause.
I recently asked about theories and preserving data forothers. I am
working on a theory to merge at least 5 GEDCOMs of splinter families
with my main data base. The facts fit and the families match census
records 1790-1830. It's preponderance of evidence with no conflicts,
but it's not proof.
Merge them into a Legacy file and use the "Merge" process to compare
them. It will put possible side by side with all the facts about each
available to compare. You can either merge them or mark them as "Not
Duplicates." Even if you do not save or further use the resulting file
it is a very helpful tool.
I don't have to merge. I have saved each of the splinter files as a
separate GEDCOM. All I have to do is import and link. Merge scares me.
As long as the links are theory I wil maintain the ability to unlink
them and export separate GEDCOMs.
I appreciate the help. I don't mind being dumb, I just don't want to
stay that way.
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