That's great for users of RootsMagic, but the next question for me is:
Does that information transfer, via GEDCOM, to other genealogy software programs? And can it be put into a report format in the other program? I posted Do the Research Notes Transfer via GEDCOM to Family Tree Maker 2012? yesterday, and this post concerns Legacy Family Tree 7.5.
I created a small GEDCOM file of Alpheus B. Smith and his family in RootsMagic 5, and exported it to a file. Then I opened Legacy Family Tree 7.5 and imported the GEDCOM file just created.
The Family View and Individual's Information window for Alpheus B. Smith looks like this:
I wanted to look at the text associated with the Source Citation for each Event/Fact on the list, so I clicked on the "Source Citations" icon (the "three books") to the right of the surname in the window above.
The "Assigned Sources for Alpheus B. Smith" window opened, and I clicked on the 1826 Deed entry:
In order to see the Source Citation text, I clicked on the "Edit Detail" button in the window above. The "Source Detail" window opened and there were four tabs of information - "Detail Information," "Text/Comments," "Multimedia" and "Overrides"). I clicked on the "Text/Comments" tab and saw:
For this Event/Fact, and its' Source Citation, the "Source Text" information (which was in RootsMagic as "Detail Text") was included. I checked the other Facts with Source citations, and the "Source Text" information was included on all of them.
That's GOOD NEWS - the "Source Text" came across in the GEDCOM transfer.
Does the "Source Text" information get printed in any Individual, Ancestor, Descendant, Source Citation, or Timeline Report by Legacy Family Tree 7.5?
The only one that I found that printed the information was the "Source Citation Report." From the "Reports" window, I selected the "Source Citation Report:"
The "Source Citation Report" window opened. There are two tabs of input data here - Include and Options. On the "Include" tab, I checked all of the boxes in the "What to Print"" section for "Master Sources and all Citations for each one" which included a check box for "Include citation text" and "Include citation comments."
I checked all of the boxes on the "Options" tab also, which included a check box for "Include Source Text" and "Include Source Comments."
The first page of the "Source Citation Report" looked like this:
For each Source citation, the report included:
* The Source (master and source comment).
* The names of the person(s), with the "Event," the "Citation Detail," and the "Source Text."
The seventh page of the report provides the information for the 1826 Deed noted at the beginning of this post.
I noted that the "Source Citation Report" was created for ALL f the Sources utilized in the database, not just the Sources used for one individual, and that they were listed n this report alphabetically by Source title.
I could not figure out a way to make a source citation report for ONLY one person or one family. I could not figure out a way to make an Individual Report with the "Source Text" information included.
A similar report to the "Research Notes Report" referred to in the RootsMagic 5 posts could be created in Legacy Family Tree if:
* One individual or a set of individuals could be selected for the report.
* The Report was ordered chronologically by the Event rather than by an alphabetical Source list.
To sum up, Legacy Family Tree 7.5 can read the Source Citation detail text through the GEDCOM import feature, the detail text shows in the "Source Text" box on the "Text/Comments" tab in the "Edit Detail" window, and can create a list of the "Source Text" in the "Source Citation Report." However, it apparently cannot create a report for one individual or a set of individuals, and cannot order the report chronologically.
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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver