After using Ancestry TreeShare in RM 8.1.8 in Windows, I have noticed multiple primary name entries that are created when importing data in Ancestry TreeShare. Since primary name entries are not “facts” I’ve not found a way to change several of these to Alternate Name Facts or even delete them.
Does someone know of a simple way to eliminate multiple Primary Name entries?
The only way I’ve found to correct the entry has been to create a “dummy” Alternate Name Fact, then click on the “primary” box to make the dummy name, the primary name. When I do that Rootsmagic changes all of the other primary name entries to Alternate Name Facts leaving the dummy name fact as the Primary Name entry. I then select the desired name in one of the Alternate Name entries and select the primary box. RootMagic then sets the primary name to the one I want and leaves all others as Alternate Names facts. I then delete the “Dummy” Alternate Name Fact. Sorry for the long explanation. See the example below of three primary name entries.