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File linkage errors (FTM 2012 file maintenance)

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File linkage errors (FTM 2012 file maintenance)

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 11:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've checked the support FAQ, but find nothing about file maintenance dealing with links. Compact apparently re-indexes and compresses the FTM database. However, I have yet to find any method of checking links within the FTM file.

I moved a GEDCOM to FTM a few months back. The past month I began noticing linkage problems. Running a descendant report I found a 1950s member of one family listed as the father of a 1700s member of another family. This is the second time I have found such an error. And yes, I do routinely compact the file

Concerned, I exported a GEDCOM from FTM and into another genealogy software that does have file maintenance tools to check linkages. That software identified 77 additional linkage errors.

I like the interface and capabilities of FTM 2012. However, if I cannot be secure in knowing that my data is being maintained correctly by the FTM database (checks and maintenance of the database), the appearance and capabilities are of little value.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dmossfritch 19 Feb 2013 6:16PM GMT 
silverfox3280 19 Feb 2013 11:23PM GMT 
dmossfritch 20 Feb 2013 12:18AM GMT 
jamclo 20 Feb 2013 12:21AM GMT 
dmossfritch 20 Feb 2013 12:44AM GMT 
barbarajfn 21 Feb 2013 3:20AM GMT 
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