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Handling theories in Genealogy Software?

I maintain a Word document (over 260 pages now) that lists all of the events (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) of my direct ancestors in chronological order. As part of that document, I include all of ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

The file your relative has sent you is a Family Tree Maker backup file. Using Family Tree Maker If you have a newer copy (2008 or later) of Family Tree Maker, you should be able to do a restore ...
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Reading World Family Tree CDs

To read the information on the World Family Tree CDs, users of older versions of Windows can use older versions of Family Tree Maker, or the standalone program Family Archive Viewer. Family Archive ...
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Finding Unknown relationships in Ancestry family trees

I had the same question today, and figured out an answer. It involves the raw GEDCOM file, but it is possible. Step 1: Export your raw GEDCOM file from Ancestry. Tree Settings Tree Info Page Manage ...
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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?

If you're willing to export to GEDCOM as Colin suggests, another option would be to use the free Family Tree Builder program from MyHeritage. Family Tree Builder has a specific report to export all ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

This may or may not depend on the version of Family Tree Maker that your relative is using but it looks like exporting GEDCOM from Family Tree Maker should be straightforward: Instructions are ...
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How to add places to the master database in Family Tree Maker 2019/Rootsmagic?

I suspect that your problem is an artifact of the way genealogy programs deal with place names. The fact that you're having the problem with both Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker may be due to the ...
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Detaching source from individual in Family Tree Maker 2017?

In the panel on the right side of the screen (on the "Person" page) there is a small menu line with an unlink icon. Highlight the source and click the icon. That being said, I would recommend ...
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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?

There is an online help page titled Save a chart or report as an external file in Family Tree Maker that says under Saving a report as a file that you can use the Share button to: Export to CSV: ...
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

As far as I understand, anything that works on one OS in GRAMPs works on all OSes. None of the usage documentation differentiates based on which OS it's running on (at least that I've seen; I'm a Mac ...
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Strip down a gedcom file

You need to explain your problem a little better as I am not sure I understand what you want to do. Assuming that you have multiple facts against each individual in your file and you want to reduce ...
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Which Source template in FTM 2017 for Find A Grave?

Depending on what exactly you are citing Find A Grave for, I would opt for the suggestion made on Randy Seaver's blog here. I'm not sure if the source templates in FTM 2017 and RootsMagic 7 differ in ...
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Is there a chart type that shows myself, a chosen ancestor, every intervening ancestor and their siblings?

It took me a full day to get this chart done, but here are two solutions: (A) Graphic box chart with photos and some facts (birth, death) (1) Isolate your dataset of names you want to include and ...
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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?

Another way to do this is to export as a Gedcom and then use the old but still working programme GedXlate available from GedMagic. This will include spouses and you can configure which columns that ...
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Running RootsMagic in WINE on Linux

From Wine HQ's Wine User's Guide The opening intro to section 3, Using Wine, has this note under the code examples: The first argument should be the name of the file you want wine to execute. If the ...
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Family Tree Maker 2005 files import to 2019 version?

Yes, you will be able to upgrade your old FTM to the new version. The best thing for you to do right now is to purchase FTM17, since MacKiev is giving a free FTM19 upgrade to customers who are ...
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Restoring 1998 FTM files?

I recently was in a similar situation - found a binder with Family Tree Maker 1.01 and a data diskette with 3 *.FTM files that have dates from 1991 (2 of the 3 files were recovered - still working on #...
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Restoring 1998 FTM files?

They no longer have the right extension. All my 1998 FTM files now have *.CLT extension. No mention on wikipedia of any CLT file extension for FTM or on the Just Solve the File Format Problem ...
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

I attempted to import a *.ftmb file into Gramps 4.2.8 for Linux and it didn't recognise the format. Consequently, it appears that Linux Gramps is unable to import *.ftmb files?
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What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?

I'd say that you should ask what it is you need your genealogy software to do. Then check the features on offer. If FTM matches your requirements, then by all means use it. I still see new copies of ...
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