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From: Sue Maxwell <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] another issue with merging databases
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 08:56:21 -0600
Heather, how about just keeping the master database, then, when you need
a copy of just your maternal or paternal sides, just drag that half into
another database. Don't do changes in this database.
But then again, I can't see why you would want to work on the two sides
separately. Since you are the only person entering data, the program
recognizes that multiple records are the same person when you merge. I
have never lost data by merging.
I would like to hear from Keith as to an example where data was actually
lost in a merge. I'm sure Bruce would like to know of missing data also,
and if the example can be replicated.
Heather Kent wrote:
> Thanks Keith,
> How do you mark one as primary and the other as secondary?
> In both cases I actually opened a new database to merge the two into
> so that I would still have my original databases
> ALL my work has been done in RM and by me
> which is why I dont understand why RM doesnt pick up the duplicates
> since both are by me and are therefore consistent in locations and sources.
> What I would like to have is 3 databases that I can maintain, 1 master, 1 paternal, 1 maternal.
> And I would like to be able to do my work in the master and then merge (by drag and drop)
> into the paternal or maternal line as needed but considering all the work that this seems
> to require it seems daunting, more so than required.
> On 09/07/2008 "Keith Thompson" <> wrote:
>> If you merge the new as the primary and the old as the secondary, you
>> can loose facts or sources with that process. If you have complete
>> records on the old, be sure to maintain that as the primary in order to
>> retain facts (sometimes marriage) and sources..
>> Keith Thompson
>> Heather Kent wrote:
>>> Ok another issue that I have found from both merging GEDCOMS
>>> and from the drop and drag method of merging databases is that
>>> my sources are messed up beyond repair and a number of census
>>> sources are gone.
>>> Any clue on what went wrong?
>>> And would any of these issues have to do with the fact that I am running
>>> RM on Vista Home 32-bit?
>>> Im getting really annoyed at this point. :-(
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