Slow import from FTM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:31 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:34 PM
The only TMG import that is done is for TMG4 and earlier and that goes fairly quickly.
That's the FTM version of the database that you're importing?
Are you using the v7.04 import components?
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:44 PM
Doesn't it matter which version of FTM they are transferring from? I seem to recall seeing somewhere the TMG 7 cannot import via Genbridge from the latest version of FTM, issued after TMG was issued...
Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:02 AM
Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:43 AM
With FTM 2010, you need to export to a FTM 2008/2009 database and import to TMG from that.
File / Export / Family Tree Maker 2008/2009
Be sure to modify the filename or location so that your FTM 2010 database is not overwritten.
Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:38 AM
Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:44 AM
The FTM 2008/2009 import will take a while depending on your hardware resources. On my system it might take a couple of hours (or less). I can do the import for you if you wish.
Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:46 PM
From FTM 2010 and from FTM 2011, you can export to a FTM 2008/2009 database and import that database to TMG.
Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:36 AM
Thanks Jim. I didn't look back and didn't realize anyone had answered. It took two weeks to import the 2008/2009 file and now I have my sources. However, when I export a gedcom to rootsweb the titles of the source citations appear, but not the detail. In other words, the file shows the title of the census page, but not the information I transcribed from the census.
I'm learning the program slowly and am enjoying it...
Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:04 PM
In a GEDCOM, citation detail appears in the individual records subordinate to the SOUR (citation) tags, not in the source records.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:08 AM
However, TMG will import all my links to images and it's the only program I know that will do this. Getting out of any FTM software is a major pain so I stopped using it. For two years now I've been cleaning up an FTM 2009 import to Legacy via GEDCOM and it's a major cleanup job. I didn't want to use TMG because it's too out of date and far too much cleanup compared to Legacy.
I'm hoping that TMG will come out with a new version soon because Legacy is based on old technology too (Access 2000) and, while it has a lot of good features, it also has a large learning curve. Legacy also doesn't manage images very well and there's know way to list all source-citations or who they're connected to. That is my major complaint with Legacy. I'm thinking of switching back to TMG, but I don't even know if the "current" version will work with Windows 7 64-bit.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 07:03 AM
The current version, TMG 7 - does indeed work perfectly with Windows 7 64-bit except for report output to word processors. If you need that feature there are some work-arounds but none of them are especially convenient.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:47 PM
I took someone's advice and created a FTM 2008/2009 backup file and am currently trying to import that into TMG. I've only been importing for about 15 minutes and I'm 18% done (its importing people and names). OMG, this is painful! Can anyone give me some idea of how long this might take? Someone posted that it took them 2 weeks to import! Augh!
I'm wondering if I'll even have enough time to evaluate the software before my trial period is up.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or encouragement anyone's got....
Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:45 PM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:50 PM
I am trying a different approach. The reason my file is so big is that I have a huge branch of my husband's grandmother's family (about 40,000 people) that we got from a distant relative (turning out to be a major mixed blessing). Anyway, I have a FTM 2011 file that doesn't have this branch of the family (about 600 people) that I am going to experiment with. I've exported it as FTM 2008/2009 and am currently importing it. Looks like it's done, so I'm off to experiment!
I guess I have to figure out what to do with the 40,000 relatives we have courtesy of the distant relative. We got the data in a GEDCOM file originally. Perhaps I'll try uploading that separately....
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:35 AM
Note to self: "REMEMBER TO TURN OFF AUTO-UPDATE"
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