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From: "Tom Morris" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Legacy Living flag
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 16:28:25 -0400
There are a couple of notes from me in the archives concerning
import from Legacy, including one with the best workarounds
that I was able to come up with for various issues, including
the Living flag.
Look for a message with the subject "Legacy GEDCOM Import Fixups."
In addition to preserving this information, the other reason
you want to fix them up is that default import creates
Death events with a blank date which causes confusion for
other things like the Problem Spotter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 1:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Places
> Yep, I noticed this compatability problem between Legacy and GENBOX
> also. Legacy has a great option that allows you to mark a
> person dead
> even though there is no death information available. Perhaps GENBOX
> will soon have the ability to recognize these Legacy GEDCOM export
> issues. I realize that GENBOX has a "Living" checkbox but haven't
> figured out how that is used yet.
> Anyhow, it looks like GENBOX is shaping up real nice and will, in my
> opinion, be a genealogy program standard.
> Jim Winfrey wrote:
> >My gedcom export from Legacy was generally complete. The
> biggest issue
> >was the information I had put in Legacy's Event Description fields
> >contained some "Local Site" information.