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  2. Thank you so much, Jim!
  3. Paula, The person and name tables had damaged headers. I fixed those and ran the maintenance routines to clean up the project. Jim
  4. I just sent it, thank you.
  5. If the backup is too large to email, you'll need to upload the project so that I can download it. A 5Mb .ZIP file shouldn't be an issue. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  6. I do start with the Welcome screen - learned that one the hard way many years ago. It finally got out of repair mode after several restarts and reboots (which were probably unnecessary). I do understand my project is probably damaged - the power went out exactly as I pressed F9 so things were being written (in my rudimentary understanding of these things). I would be most appreciative if you would have a look, it's about 5,051kb zipped. Thank you.
  7. You normally exit repair mode by exiting TMG and restarting. If you start TMG showing the Welcome screen (as you should be doing), you can exit without opening any project. You understand that your project actually might be damaged? I can examine your project if you wish.
  8. The power went out at exactly the moment I hit f9 and I can't open my main file - if I try to open it without closing the sample file it says "an error happened when opening the data tables" and if I try with the sample file closed it says "The project is in use elsewhere." In addition, TMG is running in repair mode even after opening uncorrupted files and rebooting my computer. There are no CDX files for my crashed project. I've emptied my temp files. Is there anything else I can do?
  9. Source Listing Printed

    Jim, Thanks. Your response should provide what I need. Issue RESOLVED. I'm continuing to experiment.
  10. Source Listing Printed

    Use the List of Sources. General tab / List Type / select Columnar Sort By tab / select Source ID# Output Columns / select the columns and sort in your preferred orders It could be that the Sort By tab choice has no effect when columnar output is selected. You'll need to experiment.
  11. In my Current Project, how can I print a listing of Sources? I would prefer to Sort these Sources by Source #; then, print a listing with headings Abbreviation, Source #, Surety and Cited. Help would be appreciated.
  12. Date format problem

    Thank you all for some great information to look at for ways to best solve my problem.
  13. Date format problem

    Hi, I don't think any of the few remaining bugs I have identified in TMG apply here. Perhaps the detailed descriptions in my on-line book of how TMG deals with dates might help your understanding: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#Dates That section also mentions that if the complete date entry is all numbers and the day is not greater than 12 (such as your example above), TMG must guess which is the day and which the month. TMG does this based on your global Preference setting for the Date Format in “Program Options / General”. To emphasize what Jim said, no matter which format was used to enter dates if it is not irregular they will be displayed using this Preferences selected Date Format. Further, regardless of this Preferences selection they will be printed in Narrative report based on the date option chosen for the report in the Dates Options tab (if there are options). That is possible because TMG converts the entry and stores all dates in a fixed internal structure. Then regardless of how the date was entered TMG can (re)convert to any display or report format specified for output from that fixed internal structure: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#DateInternals Also in that same chapter there is a more full description of "Old Style" dates, and how TMG handles them, which are the type of dates you mention. https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#DateOldStyle Hope this helps in your understanding of TMG dates. If not feel free to ask questions. Michael
  14. Date format problem

    You can filter the Project Explorer for the 'Last Edited Date' to get a list of people's names who have been edited since a specified date. How a date displays has nothing to do with how it's stored in the database. Dates are stored in a standard format and can be displayed in many formats. Check Michael's bug list under 'Data Entry' to see if any of the date issues might apply to your problem. https://www.mjh-nm.net/BUGS.HTML#TOCDataEntry
  15. Date format problem

    I need some hints on how to best get myself out of a problem I have created with my data. Many years ago I started data entry in another genealogy program and used the date format mm/dd/yyyy as that was the most familiar date format used in USA and when I changed to TMG I imported that data. I also used that same date format in TMG for many years. About a year or so ago, I switched to the more universal date format dd/mm/yyyy. Immediately after the switch I checked around and it seemed to correctly make the change, so I began entering any event based upon the new date format. Now to the problem, I was entering an additional source on some old data and noticed the date was wrong. Instead of 9 Feb 1701/2 it said 2 Sept 1701/2. These were the dates when the calendar changed where Jan-March changed to a different year (Julian to Gregorian calendar). I don't know yet whether other non standard dates like when circa, before, after, etc. have been used are also messed up or not yet. I need an understanding of how TMG treats dates that were imported and non standard dates when the date format changes to figure out the best way out of this problem I created. I have over 5000 people in my database. Is the best thing to do to return to the mm/dd/yyyy format and then recheck everything done since a specific date? Is there anyway to make a list of what has changed in the database since a specific date? I do have TMG Utility and am running TMG 9.05. I also have backups from various times to go back to try to figure out when I made the date change although that would be very time consuming. Suggestions?
  16. Relation remark

    Thanks all. Everything working great now. However, I must explain that I needed also to leave the "or the spouse ....." box checked to achieve my objective, since #4697 is directly related to my wife rather than to me. Thus, with that box checked, now the Relation> remark for #4697 reads "grandfather of the wife of Henry Wilson Ince (1) b. 07 Jun 1930" which is what I was wanting. Thanks again. Issue resolved.
  17. Relation remark

    Sorry. I misunderstood that you wanted person #1 as the focus person. Do as Michael says.
  18. Relation remark

    Do what Jim said, but enter '1' in the Focus person field
  19. Relation remark

    Hello Jim, Thanks for your quick response. However, I was not clear enough. When I follow the steps you've recommended, I end up with the Relation> statement at the top of #4697's Person page which reads "same as Alfred J. Pinkerton (4697) b. 8 Nov 1869". However, in my Main Project, that Relation> statement at the top of #4697's Person page reads "grandfather of the wife of Henry Wilson Ince, Jr (1)", which is what I would prefer in the new project. What steps do I need to follow to achieve that? Thanks again.
  20. Relation remark

    With the new project open... File / Preferences / Current Project Options / Other Select Automatic "Relation" tag Enter "1" in the Focus person field Make sure the 'or the spouse' option is not selected if you don't want this Click [Refresh relationships] That's it. (edited to make the focus person #1)
  21. I am creating a new project, a copy of which I intend to provide to a relative. This new project will include my wife's grandfather and his family and descendants. In my Main project, this person (#4697) and I (#1) have the Relation setup such as, "Relation> grandfather of the wife of Henry Wilson Ince, Jr (1)" remark at the top of his individual entries. How do I repeat the "Relation" remark for #4697 in my new project? Thanks.
  22. Most reports are grayed out

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I will enjoy exploring them. The reason I favor a printed book rather than an electronic version is because of the rapid evolution (and obsolecense) of technology. Even decades from now, a printed paper book will always be accessible with no tool other than human eyes. Besides, the text is already written I'm just working on the charts to include. So any other charting suggestions would be welcome. Thank you both.
  23. Most reports are grayed out

    Jim has made a good suggestion for a program to produce charts for a book which seems to be your focus. If you want to explore more electronic solutions, since you "are not adverse to purchasing additional software for that purpose" I can suggest two other commercial programs to consider. Since your data in is Legacy you might consider another program (called GEDSITE) either as an alternative to a book, or in addition to it. GEDSITE creates web pages from a GEDCOM file such as can be exported from Legacy. It easily and automatically generates either narrative or grid style person pages, a master index, a surname index, source pages, and any other pages you wish to add such as various automatically generated charts. You can review the site (the collection of web pages) on your own PC before you share it with anyone. You can publish it on the web or distribute it only to selected people via a DVD or flash drive. All they would need is a computer with a standard web browser to view all these pages. See: https://www.gedsite.com/ It even has an option for specializing the import from a GEDCOM file exported from Legacy to take advantage of the way you entered data in Legacy. See: https://www.gedsite.com/en/legacy.htm Yet another program option which combines the look of a book but gererates it as an electronic "e-book" is Gedcom Publisher. It eases and automates the creation of an e-book by combining information generated from a GEDCOM file (such as can be exported from Legacy) mixed with other electronic files that you provide, including text, images, and other content such as charts. See: https://www.gedcompublisher.com It also has an option for specializing the import from a GEDCOM file exported from Legacy. See: https://www.gedcompublisher.com/en/legacy.htm To review e-books created with Gedcom Publisher, an e-reader program is required on your device. Gedcom Publisher produces the book in the EPUB3 standard e-book format, and includes custom handling for EPUB books that will be converted to another standard MOBI format. See the Gedcom Publisher External Tools page for recommendations of such e-reader programs. Both of these programs were written by John Cardinal who has been a long-time contributor to the TMG user community, and provides excellent hands-on support for his programs. In this modern world, sharing electronic files allows more complete data to be shared in a more structured and viewable way. Hope this gives you more ideas, Michael P.S. As having just "celebrated?" my 76th birthday I share your opinion that 81 is much too young.
  24. TMG v9 problems

    Well, I made a focus group, selected everything that seemed appropriate for the GEDCOM, made the GEDCOM, downloaded the free version of Legacy, and imported the GEDCOM. I think my relative will be able to work with the GEDCOM, but she will have to purchase Legacy in order to do everything she wants to do. I was glad to see that I included the source information for her. I don't know whether every person has been included, but she can always look at my reports to determine that. Now she darn well better share any updates she has!!!
  25. TMG v9 problems

    No. You have three tools to build a group of people. 1) the Focus Group You can add a person or people to a focus group individually and then use the Focus Group to add ancestors, descendants, and spouses. This is the easiest way. Just keep in mind that the additions occur for the selected person/people. Be sure to make the selection correctly before making additions. 2) the Project Explorer You use the Project Explorer and its filters and add the selections to a focus group. This can be done in multiple steps to add people. 3) the List of People report and its filters to set a flag. Again, this can be done in steps. The end results of all of the above is a group of people in the Focus Group or with a given flag and you can export the group based on either. The best way to proceed depends on exactly how you want to group to be specified.
  26. Most reports are grayed out

    The best charting software available probably would be Charting Companion. https://progenygenealogy.com/products/family-tree-charts/
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