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Now in its second printing, this extremely popular book, edited and compiled by Lee H. Hoffman, supplements the official Users Guide and will help you to tap into the full power and flexibility of The Master Genealogist (TMG).
The versatility of TMG allows it to be used in a variety of ways and this book will help you to navigate the options and take full advantage of the program's features. Each chapter offers personal experience and real-life examples on a variety of intermediate and advanced topics. The editor, Lee Hoffman, is joined by a list of authors who are widely recognized as experts in the use of TMG, including:
- Jim Byram
- Richard Brogger
- John Cardinal
- Jeff Clenard
- Robin Lamacraft
- Allen Mellen
- Terry Reigel
- Dorothy Turner
Each chapter covers specific areas of The Master Genealogist, noting ways in which the reader can increase his mastery of the program through intermediate and advanced methods. Topics include data entry strategies, organizational methods, customizations, reporting and charting functions, exchanging data with other researchers, and research tools within the program that may help the reader.
The chapter layout of the book is as follows:
1 - Introduction.
2 - Project Management.
3 - Importing Data.
4 - Customizing the Program.
5 - Customizing the Data.
6 - Sentence Structures.
7 - Sources.
8 - Concepts.
9 - Controlling Narratives.
10 - Customizing Reports.
11 - Filtering and sorting.
12 - Multimedia.
13 - Generating Charts For Use in Visual ChartForm.
14 - Working With Charts in Visual ChartForm.
15 - Exporting Data (via GEDCOM and other file formats)
B: Standard Tags and Sentences
C: Sentence Variables
D: Standard Source Categories
E: Source Element Groups and Source Elements
F: Standard Source Templates
G: TMG5 and GEDCOM File Export Comparison
With Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist, you will learn how to:
- Document where you found your information.
- Arrange and print your data, as you want it.
- Create wall charts as gifts or conversation pieces.
- Create and arrange slide shows of your pictures.
- Enter your data to take advantage of the program features.
- Create reports that allow you to write your family history.
- And many more things to aid in your research.
Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist will allow you to take control of the research and analysis of your family history. The authors will help you understand how to select and use the features that can best record your research the way you want it recorded, enabling you to produce the charts, reports, and even multimedia presentations that display your data as you prefer.
Note to those who own the first printing: the content of this book has not changed in this second printing with the exception of a few typographical corrections.
The Master Genealogist, TMG, and Wholly Genes are trademarks of Wholly Genes Inc., and are used by permission.