Author: Tom Holden

Updates responding to TreeShare

Working out the wrinkles in a new script addressing some TreeShare issues, I was using some other scripts to help me understand what was going on and ran into a couple of issues that I’ve fixed: RM7_5_WaymarksViews.sql was not reporting family events (e.g., Marriage) and that affected other views which relied on the EventWay view. DeletePhantoms3.sql did…

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GEDCOM & DnD transfer losses #gedcom

Background RootsMagic Drag’n’Drop between the windows of two databases is a background GEDCOM export-import process. Both Drag’n’Drop and the explicit File>Export and Import process fail to fully transfer everything from one database to another. Drag’n’Drop and GEDCOM are governed by the settings for Export in Lists>Fact Type List so any fact type that is not…

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RMNOCASE – faking it in SQLite Expert, command-line shell et al #rmnocase

SQLite Expert now takes the lead as the most compatible with the RootsMagic RMNOCASE collation, thanks to the C extension unifuzz.dll authored or revised by Jean-Christophe Deschamps. Unifuzz can be used with other SQLite managers that support extensions, including the command-line shell sqlite3.exe but not, regrettably, SQLiteSpy. This is not simply a renamed equivalent of…

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TreeShare – Rename Cryptic Filenames for Citation Media #TreeShare #media #citations #batch

TreeShare downloads Ancestry media for citations with cryptic file names that mean nothing to humans. This set of scripts and batch or command-line operations prepends to the media filenames the name of one of the persons to whom the citation applies, their BirthYear-DeathYear and the name of the source cited, separated from the cryptic name…

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TMG-RootsMagic Split Citation Details #tmg #citations #sourcetemplates

RootsMagic 6.3.3.2 imports TMG Citation Detail memo field into CitationTable.Fields as the field [CD] defined in the SourceTemplateTable.Fields regardless of TMG memo splitter “||”. An issue which I’m sure many will detect is that sentences for sources with split Citation Detail (CD1, CD2,..) do not contain any of the Citation Detail. The full value is…

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TMG-RootsMagic Sentence Variables & Format Codes #tmg

RootsMagic version 6.3.2.0 and later supports the direct import of project databases from The Master Genealogist. These programs have many similarities and, of course, many differences. They both support witness tags/shared events, sentence templates for facts, footnotes and bibliography and text formatting but names of variables, syntax, codes and database structure differ. Not all can…

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