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FTM2012 Relationship Calculator Bug?

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Re: FTM2012 Relationship Calculator Bug?

Posted: 1354926910000
Classification: Query
My message to FTM specifically asked about the tool relationship calculator. I have already seen many missing relationships, ...I have a 2nd cousin, who is also 4th cousin by another line, and yet another relationship. Only the 2nd cousin shows up in the more.

If the calculator tool is that hit and miss, IMHO,it's almost better it wasn't there at all, and just present the most direct one. My LegacyFamilyTree shows all relationships without fail, least that I've seen.

That said, I do like the layout of FTM 2012 and I imported Legacy gedcom flawlessly, including over 1500 media items w/o having to move them to another directory. However, I do not use the 'sync', since have read of some issues folks have with it. I got the latest version mainly, as longtime subscriber to Ancestry, to be able to search Ancestry matches to my local database easier than from Legacy or logging on to Ancestry. Essentially I then cut/paste into Legacy what I find. I will periodically rebuild the FTM DB entirely from Legacy. Can do that with 12000 individuals in a few minutes. Then, further, from Legacy, I rebuild my public website DB at, which is built with TNG software written in PHP. That only takes 10-15 minutes as well.

I should add, pertinent to the topic, that TNG does a better job calculating multiple relationships also.

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