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From: Charlie Hoffpauir <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Gedcom to Excel or database
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:43:56 -0600
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Gerald A Cooke wrote:
> I have all of my census data stored in RM and wish to generate a report
> which gives Surname, Given Names, census date, census place, census notes
> (this is where I store age, occupation, relationship, birthplace etc) and
> I don't believe I can create this within RM and therefore am looking for
> other alternatives. I had thought to use ged2csv but that appears not to
> recognise census notes.
> Does anyone on the list have any ideas how I might achieve creating my
> The data is all within RM and I suppose there must(?) be a way of
> manipulating the dbf files?
> Thanks in anticipation
The RM database files are indeed available to anyone with enough
knowledge to manipulate them.
I'm fairly familiar with databases, starting with dBase III and having
used Paradox and Access a bit. I "looked" at a COPY of my RM database
files, and was able to import some of them into dBase and even int0
Excel and Access. However, there's more to the files than just the
simple databases. There are linkages between the various databases, and
unless you figure that out, you won't be able to do very much with the data.
If you're comfortable manipulating databases, give it a try, but be sure
to operate only on a copy of your data, else you are likely to mess
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