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B.M.
24-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Last year I purchased a programme called Family Tree Maker 2008, so far so good.

Now Iíve been sent a database prepared by a programme called Root Magic 4 which I wish to import.

Problem is Family Tree maker 2008 doesnít recognise the .rmgb files so I canít import.

I guess what I need to do is convert the .rmgb files to something FTM can read.

How, is the question????????

Anyone else struck this and know of a conversion programme?

Iíve downloaded Root Magic 4, but it wonít let you save the files in any other format.

Equally, Family tree Maker wonít let you save files in a format other than its own.

All sugestions appreciated.:thanks

Blam
24-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Unless someones made a converter, it probably won't be possible.

Nothing in the Knowledge bases..:(

Blam

Sweep
24-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Will Family Tree Maker import GEDCOM files?

If so then use Rootmagic 4 to open the data you have then export to a GEDCOM file. Then open Family Tree Maker to import the result.

Bruce.Mitchell
25-04-2009, 08:37 AM
The copy of Family Tree Maker (version 5) that I use allows the import or export of GEDCOM files.

Cheers, Bruce

B.M.
25-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Thanks Guys,

Yep problem solved. :thumbs:

You just have to export the files (as opposed to save as) in GEDCOM format and then import them from that file.

As an aside, whilst wrestling with this problem I downloaded MyHeritage Family tree maker and it appears to be very good.

Anybody care to comment on the Genealogy programmes available? :thanks

Sweep
25-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Personally I use Legacy. It works for me.

Reviews and comarison chart here if it is any use to you.
http://genealogy-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

HTH.

lakewoodlady
25-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Hi B.M,
I use Legacy on my PC and PAWriter on my Macbook. That way I can swap GEDCOM files easily between the two.
Previously I used an older 1995 version of FTM but it wouldn't accept GEDCOM files from the newer versions. Luckily I was able to Export everything to Legacy and only lost a few photos.

Genealogy is so much fun and very addictive!

Cheers LL

Bantu
25-04-2009, 11:56 AM
Legacy Family Tree here also.

Ofthesea
25-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Legacy. I started with Family Tree Maker years ago but ditched it for Legacy.

Slim
25-04-2009, 08:53 PM
LDS (Church of Later Day Saints) free version of PAF (Personal Ancestral File) can be downloaded from their website.
Very good and can import & export as GEDCOM

Neil McC
26-04-2009, 10:21 AM
Legacy here as well.Same as Ofthesea.

B.M.
26-04-2009, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the input guyís, looks like Iíll be upgrading to Legacy.

In the meantime Iíve got another curly one.

I have been given another database by another member of the family that covers much the same thing although the database I have successfully imported contains information that the new one doesnít and visa versa.

Can these two databases be merged to contain all the information in one without total chaos? :confused:

:thanks

Slim
26-04-2009, 04:08 PM
They can be done OK wth the "Merge" feature in the LDS free edition of PAF

Slim
26-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Click on download PAF on this page.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Ofthesea
26-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Merge is also on Legacy plus checks for duplicates or potential problems such as strange dates. Perhaps the free version even does this, it's a download. I'd check out Legacy and the LDS one and once you've decided on one try an import then a merge. Of course keep backups and you can't go wrong. Ideally you would convince your rellies to use the same software so that you can all exchange and easily merge databases.

mikebartnz
27-04-2009, 12:33 AM
I find Gramps pretty good. It's free and runs on Linux and Windows.

kountryken
13-06-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm trying to find a shop in NZ that sells Legacy 7 Deluxe program as I dont want to buy from overseas at all. Any one advise where here in gods own can i get the program please.

gary67
13-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Can be bought here (http://www.beehivebooks.co.nz/id20.htm)

kountryken
13-06-2009, 01:06 PM
Thank you Gary67.

kountryken
13-06-2009, 06:32 PM
I forgot to ask if Rootsmagic4 could now be as good as Legacy 7 deluxe?

gary67
13-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Thank you Gary67.

I just googled it and went with the first link