Re: New user place/address advice

Mike Tate

Hi Michael,

There is much current discussion in the FHUG Forum for ‘Importing and Exporting’ regarding RM.


‘Rootsmagic->Family Historian’

‘error in import from Rootsmagic’

‘FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)’

‘Exporting to Roots Magic 7’

‘Import RootsMagic 7 into Family Historian 7’


There are also many RM migrants who are active in the Forums

I suggest you post your question there:

Did you know that the Place Lat/Longitude can accompany RM data imported to FH?


Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of michael fike
Sent: 25 January 2021 03:24
Subject: [family-historian] New user place/address advice


Looking for advice.  New user with FH … coming from Rootsmagic.

Place and address setup (columns).  I haven’t decided on how to use each.  I am going through examples in my tree and see how they work with FH.

I have the following location …

St. Michael Church, 8237 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

If I lump the location only in Place or Address, I will need 6 columns. Name, street&number, city, county, state, and country.  Correct?

If I split between place and address I would have 2 columns for address, and 4 columns for place.  Correct?

                Place:  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

                Address:  St. Michael Church, 8237 South Shore Drive

What if I have just the street & address (no name)?  IE:  1234 Water St., Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.  I would still need a leading entry ( , ) for name correct?

The entry would look like …

                ,1234 Water St., Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Do I have a correct understanding?

Lastly … I do have ancestors in Wales which I have not researched yet.  For proper locations in the UK (Wales) how many columns would I need for place if I put ALL the information in place?

How many columns in place and address if I split the location?

Any advice would be appreciated.


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