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From: "MScheffler" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Using Search - GenForum Message Boards
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 09:01:36 -0500
I may be missing the point on adding databases, but you can add
databases by IMPORTING a gedcom file into RM. However, ALWAYS make a new
database to import this "guest" gedcom file into before combining anything
with your own data. After you create and name the new database and have it
open on screen, go to file, gedcom, then import gedcom.
If you are talking about databases not in gedcom format, you would have
to check the online format where you found the database and see if you could
create a gedcom from it, like one can do on WorldConnect or the LDS site.
About the genforum issues, I did not even realize this features was
available within RM. Personally I have not found searching message boards in
general a useful approach. But occasionally one might get lucky <g> Always
fun to learn about new features I have not tried!
----- Original Message -----
From: "M. A. Beldin" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 11:56 PM
Subject: [RMagic] Using Search - GenForum Message Boards
> Hello Listers,
> I have been playing around with the search function in RM for a class I
> am teaching. I can successfully do an internet search using all the sites
> except GenForum Message Boards.
> Whenever I try searching in that website thru RootsMagic, it searches on
> the first name of my ancestor instead of the last name.
> Today I was searching for Marie Julie BOUVIER and it came up with the
> Marie Family Genealogy Forum. The other day I was searching for an Edward
> Beldin and it came up with the Edward Family Forum.
> Is this a function of RM which is feeding the wrong info to GenForum or
> is it a GenForum problem? Seems to me the info is being generated by RM
> given to GenForum unless GenForum is set up to always read last name
> therefore it thinks that all the data in my program is set up, last name
> Is this a problem or should I just give up searching in GenForum via
> Also, is there any way to add databases to RootsMagic? For instance, if I
> have a subscription to Genealogy.com or some of the British or Canadian
> Margie in Washington State
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