Re: Source Records
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Have you any idea how those Source records disappeared?
It would be useful to know so that you can avoid it happening again!
Regards, Mike Tate
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Roy White
Sent: 25 April 2020 20:43
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Source Records
Aha!! Thanks, thanks, again, Mike. I should add you to my Christmas card list. My apologies for not confirming that all the other tabs listed in the Records Window were okay; only checked the Source tab.
Reverting to a prior Snapshot did the trick. I DID have my usual Project opened – not a Gedcom. Live and learn!
Firstly, you did not confirm that all the other tabs listed as many records as you would have expected.
Have you checked that all your Media are OK?
As I said, it is not easy to delete Source records accidentally.
You would either have to delete each one by one and confirm the warning message;
OR copy them all to a Named List and use Delete Named List Records;
OR use Split Tree Helper and select the Delete all Source Records option.
Can you think of any way those Source records could have all been deleted?
So assuming you did not do any of those, I suspect what you have open is not your usual Project.
In the very top border of Family Historian does it say your Project name and – Family Historian Project – or does it say - Family Historian Gedcom - ?
If it says the latter, and you would have expected your Project then you have accidentally opened a GEDCOM file outside your Project.
If all the above is exactly how you would have expected, except for the missing Source records then try this:
Use File > Backup/Restore > Revert to Snapshot and review the Snapshot Taken list.
If that command is greyed out then you do not have a Project open.
If there is a recent Snapshot Taken just before the Source records disappeared, then select that and click Revert to Snapshot.
That will restore your GEDCOM file to its status on that chosen date.
You will then need to check that no Media are missing and generally review your Project.
The only other option is a Backup, so if the above methods fail, what Backups do you have?
Regards, Mike Tate