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From: Ridgrunner <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Data not showing in RM Explorer
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:51:48 -0500
For your example I would use "bet Apr 1906 and Jun 1906"
Derek CROMPTON wrote:
> To Alfred and Margaret
> Thanks. All the problem dates are where I have recorded (say) JunQ 1906. I
> have a lot of entries where I only know the Registration quarter, to get the
> actual dates would involve buying lots of certificates. So dates such as
> JunQ 1906 record everywhere except in RM Explorer.
> Experimenting with alternatives and examining Date Formats I cannot find a
> Obviously I can get RM Explorer to record a year but only at the cost of
> sacrificing the, more accurate, registration quarter.
> Grateful for any suggestions.
> Derek Crompton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alfred Eller" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 9:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [RMagic] Data not showing in RM Explorer
>> If any date is entered in a format that RootsMagic does not recognize as
>> a date, it is retained as a string of text.
>> No date is extracted from this text string. So no year is displayed in
>> the Explorer.
>> If you mis-spell a month, enter a date that the month does not contain,
>> or something, it is considered a text string.
>> You can go to the help menu, choose Help Topics and type Date into the
>> search field, then double click on Date formats to see what formats
>> RootsMagic recognizes.
>> Alfred D. Eller
>> Derek CROMPTON wrote:
>>> In RM Explorer it shows dates under Born and Died - in most cases!
>>> However in some cases the date is blank, even though the date is in the
>>> program and shows in the personal info box at the top of the main screen.
>>> Would welcome any advice on how to put this right.
>>> Derek Crompton
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