Stories in Family Search sometimes appear as media

When comparing RootsFinder to Family Search, some Family Search stories appear as stories as expected (eg match to but sometimes appear as media (eg match to When they are stories they display properly and copy properly over to RootsFinder. But when they are media the display is truncated and they don’t copy properly.

Why are they being treated differently when they are both recorded the same way on Family Search?? They should be appearing as stories in all cases.

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That sounds like a bug as well. I’ll fix it this coming week.

Thank you for the links! That helps a ton when it comes to fixing things like this.

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It’s been a couple of months and this bug doesn’t seem to be fixed. Example is obituary which is a story for

Can you please advise when I can reasonably expect to see this one resolved?

Wow, I can’t believe I forgot about this. I’m sorry. I will work on fixing this and the other bug next. They should both be fixed in the next few days.

Thank you for the reminder and for being patient.

Thanks - much appreciated.

I found the problem. The fix will be available at the end of the day today. Thank you for your patience.

Hooray! Has been frustrating but glad you’ve resolved it now.

SOOO good to be fixed. This has been quite frustrating/annoying but works beautifully now. Thanks.

Out of interest, can you explain what caused this. I’d had a few theories but none held up.

Stories and photos are all listed together in FamilySearch as “memories”. As far as I could tell, all of the stories were of type “story”, so I distinguished stories from other types of memories (photos, audio, etc.) by checking if the type was “story”. But in the examples you gave, the memories were of type “obituary”. So I added a check for “obituary” and also added a “mime-type” check of “text” to be safe.

Thanks for sharing that. Makes sense as all the ones that I noted for copying over once the.bug was fixed all had obituary in the title. FS must extrapolate from that as I didn’t note anything else that might have indicated the difference.