Re: FH7 just ending with no reason at all at all for a GEDCOM input - why no error message?


John Hanson
 

Phil

Have you tried using a gedcom validator on the Gedcom from Ancestry
https://fhug.org.uk/kb/link/gedcom-validator-3/

 

Regards
John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust - https://www.halsted.org.uk
Research website - https://www.halstedresearch.org.uk

2021 Family History Conference - https://www.elizabethanancestors.org.uk

 

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Warn
Sent: 07 January 2021 19:16
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH7 just ending with no reason at all at all for a GEDCOM input - why no error message?

 

HI Mike,

 

  1. I have FH6 and have just purchased FH7
  2. Yes, it has been a problem for some time. I have some 88,088 souls in my tree and it is updated daily in Ancestry and saved each evening under a new name that incorporates the date such as “20210107” (an ISO date format?) as part of its full name.
  3. I know it has islands (several hundreds) as I can see them on one or more of the FH programs that do not crash on me. RMT 7 & 8 work. On one solitary occasion FH6 worked and I could see the tree on line. (AND one can use a text editor to look at the GEDCOM file too, of course)
  4. On this, my AIO computer, I did not install FH V6 but installed today FH V77.
  5. So, as above the Gedcom comes from my daily Ancestry back up.
  6. The date format errors are instanced by all the other FH programs I use.
  7. Ancestry.co.uk is my usual data source and I have the WW version so that I can update my tree from all the many countries my ancestors came from..
  8. I believe that many of the unconnected trees (islands) have come from historical errors when Ancestry merges were “buggy”.

 

If I had but a few K of folks I would have contemplated retyping the tree, but 88K or more?!

 

I had hoped that there may be a secret “key”/option to switch on debugging even if were verbose to allow me to narrow down why FH knocks off without even a “good bye”!

 

Is there an upper error limit that just causes the program to end?

 

Many thanks

 

Phil

 

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From: Mike Tate
Sent: 07 January 2021 18:54
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH7 just ending with no reason at all at all for a GEDCOM input - why no error message?

 

Hi Phil,

A bit more background would help us narrow down the problem.

You say it happens on both FH V6 and FH V7.

Presumably, it has been a problem for some time or you’ve got both FH versions still installed?

 

Where does this GEDCOM come from?

How do you know it has “islands” and date format errors if it won’t import?

How is Ancestry.co.uk involved?

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Warn
Sent: 07 January 2021 15:19
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] FH7 just ending with no reason at all at all for a GEDCOM input - why no error message?

 

Hi all,

 

This happens to me with both versions 6 and 7.

 

I know my GEDCOM file contains dozens of “islands” and has date format errors but no error message at all? (thanks mainly to Ancestry.co.uk!)

 

I use ALL FH programs but this is the worst for this!!!

 

HELP

 

TIA

 

Phil. Warn

Now in West Moors
Darzet

 

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