* Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

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Acoustic Mick
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Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

Post by Acoustic Mick » 05 Jul 2020 19:35

After importing from FTM I have just realised that my notes although correctly attached to the records have a different Id can I easily change this?

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Re: Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

Post by tatewise » 05 Jul 2020 20:50

Welcome to the FHUG Mick.

Usually, FH is quite good at preserving the Id supplied in the GEDCOM file.

I imagine you are talking about the Records Window on the Notes tab where the Record Id are listed.

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In what way are they different?
Note that Record Id in FH must be numerical.

It is possible to change the Record Id numbers, but you must supply them as Custom Id first.
See Knowledge Base > Work With Record Identifiers for the process.

BTW: See Knowledge Base > Import from Family Tree Maker (FTM) that has useful advice.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

Post by Acoustic Mick » 15 Jul 2020 16:18

Thanks Mike

In answer to your question when I look at the notes Tab I can recognise a particular note that applies to a specific individual, the Record Id however applies to a different individual in the database If I open the record for the individual the correct note is attached - do I have a problem?

Thanks again

Mike

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Re: Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

Post by tatewise » 15 Jul 2020 17:09

Ah! You misunderstand how Record Id apply within FH. You do NOT have a problem.
There are many different types of record ~ Individual, Family, Note, Source, Media & Place are the popular ones.
Each type of record has its own series of Record Id that uniquely identifies each record.
They cannot all have the Record Id of the Individual they are linked to, because usually they link to more than one Individual.

For example, a Family record will usually link to a Husband, Wife, and some Children where each Individual has a different Record Id. So the Family record Record Id must be different.

Likewise, a Note record can be linked to and shared by several Individual or other records.
Also, a Note record can be linked to different Facts or Citations within one Individual or Family record.
So there is no way that the Note record Record Id can match all the other Record Id.

Some products such FTM have each Note record linked to just one Individual.
In such cases, there is a Plugin that can move the Note text into the Individual record and avoid any confusion.

See Knowledge Base > Record Types and Record Id for more details.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Importing from a GEDCOM file and Notes

Post by Acoustic Mick » 16 Jul 2020 08:51

Wonderful thanks for pointing it out

Mike

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