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Improved tools for working with other applications
Brian J. Reiser
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I maintain my family tree in another application, Reunion for the Mac. It is easy to export a GEDCOM from Reunion, and then upload it to myheritage.com. This is fabulous the first time you create your site on myheritage. However, if you want to make updates, it doesn't work very well. What I have to do is upload the new GEDCOM, which gives another famly tree within the same site. I can easily delete the old one. But then there's lots of work to do by hand --

 1. I have to reattach all the existing photos of family members to the new tree, even though the name in the new tree is exactly the same.  

2. I have to reattach all the existing site members to the new tree, again even though the name in the new tree is exactly the same.

I realize a solution is to just switch to updating all my info on the site, and abandon the application on my Mac, but there are many reasons I'd like to continue using Reunion on my Mac and Ipad for my ongoing updates to the tree. What would be super convenient would be the capability to be able to MERGE GEDCOMs instead of just upload a new one. That is, upload the new GEDCOM and have it synched with the existing GEDCOM, to just add changed fields and new entries, so I don't to reattach more than 50 photos and family members.

 Any other suggestions on how to handle the work flow between myheritage and another application?

Otherwise, I am enjoying the site and like the ability it offers for community updates to the info.

--Brian Reiser

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RE: Improved tools for working with other applications
Noam
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Hi Brian,

 

At this time, you are using the only possible workflow for such an update.

We designed the FAmily Site to communicate with our own software, Family Tree Builder,

and not with other programs by other companies.

 

However, an option to merge gedcom files online might be useful to many of our users.

I will forward this suggestion to our Development Team,

and will keep you updated.

 

Regards,

Noam \ My Heritage Team

Noam
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RE: Improved tools for working with other applications [2]
Brian J. Reiser
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Thank you Noam.

--Brian

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