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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Post-em Notes again
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:06:56 -0500 (EST)

Post-ems are maintained in a separate database from the GEDCOMs. The
Post-ems are linked to individuals in the file by means of the unique ID number
attached to each individual in the file. Some genealogy programs (on your
computer---used to create your database and the GEDCOM you upload) retain the
IDs even if you change individuals in the database when editing a file,
while others do not. If the IDs remain the same the Post-ems will still be
attached and if they are not the Post-ems will still exist but will be
detached from the individual.

PS: You can always contact the RootsWeb HelpDesk about having the wayward
Post-ems deleted.

In a message dated 1/21/2012 11:29:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,

A few weeks ago I posted about how to get rid of the post-em notes
attached to my database on WorldConnect. After giving it careful thought,
decided to delete my gedcom on WorldConnect and then upload a new one.
Several of you thought that might work to get rid of the post-ems.

BUT.... having done that about an hour ago, I just checked for the
and they are still there. Since the option to remove them is gone, I am
my wits end as to how to get rid of them. I've worked too hard on this
database to have "less than helpful" questions and sarcastic comments
attached to my hard work. Yes, I have received helpful information as
but what I found useful, I incorporated into my notes months back, along
with email of submitter if available.

Is my only recourse to change the database name and password? I hate to
have to go back in and redo everything on the advanced form. If I do that
will the post-ems actually disappear?

I would not bother the list with this again, but from the last group of
comments I believe others are frustrated by this as well. Hopefully some
one from rootsweb staff who can help get this done will contact me.

Margaret Scheffler

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