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FTM2012 Corrupting Data Today Worse than when Problems Reported 13 Months Ago

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Re: FTM2012 Corrupting Data Today Worse than when Problems Reported 13 Months Ago

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 9:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
I just read your posting with great alarm. I was searching ancestry for "corruption" because of a problem I have just had. I am a long term Legacy Family tree user and Ancestry subscriber. Although I like Legacy with the Treesync feature of FTM I decided to switch to FTM2012. FTM2012 supposedly reads Legacy files directly so I imported my file (no errors reported) and off I went. Fortunately my suspicions were aroused after a only couple of days of inputting. FTM2012 had screwed up my data. Further examination of the problem showed that although the number of individuals recorded by FTM was the same as Legacy, the number of families had been reduced with relationships made that are pure fiction. FTM gave a childless person from the early 1900s a child born in 1813. And others too. I wonder how many customers have switched to FTM from Legacy, read in their file and not noticed yet? If there is anything worse than data corruption (which is bad enough) it is silent data corruption. I am appalled.
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susandallri 2 Mar 2013 2:33PM GMT 
ghenning 3 Mar 2013 5:38AM GMT 
susandallri 3 Mar 2013 3:46PM GMT 
ghenning 27 Feb 2013 5:18AM GMT 
Glenn Harvey 28 Feb 2013 1:39AM GMT 
barbarajfn 28 Feb 2013 4:44PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 28 Feb 2013 5:31PM GMT 
gldaggett 25 Jan 2013 5:30PM GMT 
lbragg 26 Jan 2013 7:52PM GMT 
janeposkitt 28 Jan 2013 4:30PM GMT 
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