Friday, December 6, 2013

FTM2014 - Web Clipping from Find-A-Grave - Trick

I find the Enable Web Clipping feature very helpful when working with a memorial on the Find-A-Grave website. However, the formatting of Location (Place Name) Information causes a problem when the merge is complete and the Place Name is not in the right format.

For Example:

Mound Cemetery Hunt City Jasper County Illinois, USA

There are no commas in that string of characters. The comma is used by Family Tree Maker to separate the Cemetery Name, from the City, from the County, and from the State. In the above example there is only one comma.

Also, Family Tree Maker does not use the term "County" in the place name. What Family Tree Maker is looking for is:

Mound Cemetery, Hunt City, Jasper, Illinois, USA

I have found it much easier to resolve this problem BEFORE the Web Merge is complete.

I have selected the Cemetery Name and location and the Web Clipping feature "asked" where do I want to put this hilighted information. Burial Fact, Place field.

It does that exactly the way it is on the Find-A-Grave website.

But, it will be wrong after the merge.

In the lower right corner of the Web Merge screen is a Pencil (Edit) ICON. Clicking that will open up a window where that information can be edited.

A simple adding of the appropriate commas (between the Cemetery Name, the City, the County name, and the State, AND removing the Word County will result in the proper format following the Web Merge.

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