Here is the information from the RootsMagic newsletter:
Until now, the answer has always been through a GEDCOM file. But GEDCOM files from Family Tree Maker, while mostly effective, were often lacking data and details only found in the original file. Plus it added an extra step in the conversion process.
That's why we're excited to announce the release of RootsMagic 126.96.36.199. In addition to various tweaks and fixes, this update adds the ability to directly import any Family Tree Maker file. In fact, RootsMagic can now import a bigger variety of Family Tree Maker files than any single version of Family Tree Maker itself.
For more information about our new Family Tree Maker direct import, visit our blog.
If you don't already have RootsMagic 7, you can see what is new at:
As you can see on the screen above, I have 13 sources and 12 media items for the person, and one source and one Media item for most of the Facts for this person.
I updated RootsMagic 7 to Version 188.8.131.52, and clicked on File > Import. Here is the "Import File" screen:
I picked "Family Tree Maker (FTM)" from the list above, and the "Create a new RootsMagic file" window opened. I added a file name:
I clicked "OK" and the file started to download:
When it was finished, the file opened, and I went to my grandfather's profile in RootsMagic:
UPDATED: Well, never mind. Bruce Buzbee commented that:
"Randy, that first screen isn't showing media attached to a fact. It is showing the sources attached to that fact (and the media attached to that source). You need to click the Media tab on that right panel if you want to see any media attached to the fact itself in FTM.
"RootsMagic *will* import and attach media to the same person, event, source, etc. that it was attached to in FTM. "
When I looked at the RootsMagic GEDCOM file that I imported into the Family Tree Maker file back in 2012, I did not have Media attached to Facts. The Media that were in the uploaded FTM file were attached by accepting Ancestry Hints, not through the GEDCOM upload to the FTM file. Now I have over 3,000 Media links attached to Facts in my current RootsMagic database. I forgot about that little detail!
I'm sorry for the non-problem! Thank you Bruce!
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