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Media Links


Susan Petyt
 

I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue


Jane Taubman
 

It's not possible to get media down from FMP in that way so you need to download the media using the download option and them add it in.


On Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 17:08, suepetyt via groups.io <suepetyt=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue



Mike Tate
 

Welcome Sue,

Yes, the general rule is that migrating GEDCOM to & from online trees such as FindMyPast does NOT include the Media.

Also, the ‘hints’ do not add anything automatically even if you Review and Accept them.

As a newcomer, I would strongly recommend you spend time discovering how Family Historian works.

Start with the Help guides and tutorials, etc.

Please join the FHUG website at https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/ which is free and has a Knowledge Base of guides.

They include specific advice for importing and handling media, plus lots more…

The Forums allow screenshots that can be very helpful.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of suepetyt via groups.io
Sent: 05 October 2020 17:09
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Media Links

 

I am new to Family Historian and have imported my tree from Find My Past.  None of the links in the 'media' tab work for any of the members of my tree, I have tried adding them again as new documents (which came up in the hints) but they still don't work - any ideas please.
Thanks in advance, Sue


Susan Petyt
 

Thanks Jane, it seems a bit odd that they appear to be there, but aren't, however I shall go through and do as you suggest.


Susan Petyt
 

Thanks Mike, I'll take a look as you suggest.


Mike Tate
 

What we have forgotten to mention is the Media records that are imported from the FindMyPast GEDCOM include URL web links to the online media files, but FH does not support such web links and requires local PC based media files that you must download from FindMyPast.

The explanation is that those web links are conditional on your subscription to FindMyPast and they cannot be shared around as that would infringe copyright.

You can upload the GEDCOM file back to your FindMyPast account and the web links will then work online.

But importing that GEDCOM file to FH is a different scenario.

 

Mike Tate

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of suepetyt via groups.io
Sent: 06 October 2020 10:47
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Media Links

 

Thanks Mike, I'll take a look as you suggest.