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FTM program query

Postby Emteefinder » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:29 pm

I run FTM 2006 at present on my XP laptop. I know, they're old, both the FTM and XP! But I want to try to sort out the files on it before I update to a new family history program (and probably to Windows 7 or 8). What I want to find out is whether I can move a large batch of people from one File into an already existing File. I've kept adding people into the File that are not related. Tut, tut!! The Help index on GEDcom seems to read as though it's possible, but I haven't managed to succeed yet.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
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Re: FTM program query

Postby callbrian » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi,
Whatever you do or try to do, make sure you backup your files to a USB or disk.
I believe you should be able to save as a gedcom, then using the merge facility
in ftm, join files.
The 2014 version allows copying and deletion of multiple files (I think).
Check out the description and new to 2014 version online.
I prefer xp, I have found windows 8 difficult, others think it is amazing.
Good luck
Brian
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Re: FTM program query

Postby Emteefinder » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:37 pm

Thanks Brian, I backed up my FTM program first and then found the merge facility and lo and behold it worked. I like XP too. My husband's bought an 8 and he's on a steep learning curve!! Thanks again. Margaret
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Re: FTM program query

Postby callbrian » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Hi Margaret,
Only to pleased to have been of help.
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