Thank you Lori! Are you saying that I could synch Legacy to
Is syncing from Legacy possible with or Roots Magic? If
there's a synch option in Legacy, I can't find it. I use only Legacy and for my genealogy, and have no experience with Roots Magic. I
have an Ancestry account but don't use it. Are any of these other sites
better for syncing? Forgive me if I'm not asking the right questions. What
Cloud service do you use?

Thanks again,

On Thu, Dec 21, 2023 at 6:19 PM Lori Samuelson <>

> A gedcom can transfer the data. A synch transfers the media. I use the
> following to maintain my years of work which has individuals close to the
> number in your tree....I use as my main place to save both
> data and media. I synch to RootsMagic and Family TreeMaker. I do that
> because the programs offer different options and if one stops working I
> have the backup of the other. This has happened in the past and I don't
> want to go through that again. I can save a gedcom from and
> upload to Legacy, which I also use, since there is no synch option. It took
> me 10 months and way too much time with MyHeritage's IT Department to get
> that gedcom working on their site. I like MyHeritage  but I don't like
> their Family Tree Builder which has a known bug. Even so, I was told
> several times by MyHeritage to just follow the directions to use Family
> Tree Builder. Finally, I requested that I upload my gedcom to IT and have
> them do it. They agreed and then said there was a problem with the gedcom.
> Odd that none of the other software companies had issues with it. So, I
> asked for my money back. Within a week they were able to get the gedcom
> uploaded. Amazing, right?! Since I don't update the MyHeritage tree, in the
> past, I'd just delete the old tree and then upload the newer gedcom every
> year or so. Never had a problem until this past January. Took until October
> for them to figure it out. I wouldn't have been persistent over this if I
> didn't find it useful to connect with my eastern European family who uses
> it. I also save to a stand alone hard drive and Cloud. Paranoia works when
> trying to preserve your hard work.
> On December 21, 2023, at 5:27 PM, Gloria DeSousa <>
> wrote:
> Hi,
> I know from asking this group many years ago that media is not uploaded
> with gedcoms. I've asked is there any way of using all the
> work I've done with numerous certificates and photos for most if not all
> individuals in my 60,000 and growing tree, to be uploaded without their
> cumbersome one-by-one loading of media? I was told to upload my Legacy 9
> software to their FamilyTreeMaker, and that it would transfer the media as
> I have it in each individual's Media Gallery. I didn't spend more than 5
> seconds to see that it didn't work. The first thing that jumped out is that
> I am married when I have marked in the Marriage Box the line that says "No
> Evidence that this couple ever married". Is there a way to change that? I'd
> rather it say "This couple didn't marry".
> So I'm asking for a miracle - Is there a way that I can share what I have
> in Legacy 9 with others besides the tree with no media on myheritage? Or is
> there some wiz out there that would love to develop the necessary software?
> Best to all,
> Gloria
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