Newcomer migrating from FT11 to FH7


johnchezstevens@...
 

I have previously tried exporting GEDCOM file from FTM11 to FH7 before I knew anything about errors that would occur during the importing of the GEDCOM file into FH7, and then  lost the log file containing the errors!  I have started again and been shadowing the recent advice given to other newcomers also migrating from elsewhere and have got to the point of making a new GEDCOM ready to import into FH7. The advice I am trying to follow then starts discussing the various faults that may occur on citations in terms that are new to me, and I am confused as to how to proceed at this point.   I would be gratefull for further advice please.
John Stevens


Mike Tate
 

Hi John,

As has been suggested to others, it is often easier to discuss these issues in the FHUG Forums.

There it is easier to attach screenshots, attach snippets of GEDCOM, cross-refer to the Knowledge Base, etc.

See https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/ and sign up for free.

 

It helps us to help you if you can be more specific when describing your problems.

You say you are following advice, but don’t identify what advice that is and how far you have got.

You mention citation terms that are new to you, but don’t say what they are.

You know what advice you are following and the terms that confuse you, but we don’t.

Please identify the advice and the terms so we can dispel your confusion.

 

Be assured that many users of FH have migrated to and from FTM successfully and are happy to help.

However, FTM11 is quite old, so the migration process may not be as smooth as for later FTM versions.

 

Mike Tate

 


Lorna Craig
 

John, are you referring to the advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base in the section on Importing from FTM?  If so, it sounds as if you have successfully followed the guidance on exporting a suitable GEDCOM file from FTM, ending with the paragraph headed "Export Status Dialogue".

The next paragraph, headed 'Media Images', may be what is confusing you because it talks about Media attached to Citations, and how to find them.  As it says, it's easy to find them in V6 or later so that shouldn't be a problem.   Ignore that for the moment.

What you need to do is create a project in FH using the GEDCOM file you have prepared.  Open the Project Window in FH and click New Project.  Select Import a GEDCOM file and browse for your prepared file.  Keep the option to Copy any linked multimedia files into the new project folder ticked.  Then click Next.

Lorna

In the FH Project Window

On 14/08/2021 19:16, johnchezstevens@... wrote:
I have previously tried exporting GEDCOM file from FTM11 to FH7 before I knew anything about errors that would occur during the importing of the GEDCOM file into FH7, and then  lost the log file containing the errors!  I have started again and been shadowing the recent advice given to other newcomers also migrating from elsewhere and have got to the point of making a new GEDCOM ready to import into FH7. The advice I am trying to follow then starts discussing the various faults that may occur on citations in terms that are new to me, and I am confused as to how to proceed at this point.   I would be gratefull for further advice please.
John Stevens