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  2. Jim:  LadyBonita here aka Bonita Hillmer.

    I am having a problem trying to run a desc indented report.  It tells me my G.RPT is missing or invalid.  I have confirmed IT IS THERE ... so must be messed up.  I do not have a problem putting in memos during input ... so must be something old.   I tried running and Events report, selecting all memos ... same error.

    I have run all alternatives of Maintenance including Validating files ... zero results.   I have tried Repairing TMG (before I realized it was unique to my Main Project.

    Terry suggested I contact you ... BTW, I have a cat, Sherlock, that looks similar to yours

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    1. Jim Byram

      Jim Byram


      You have a custom Indented Descendant Narrative report named "G"?

      In any event, the first step in resolving any report issue is to reset the report configuration to default and test the report. If that works, then you can make any wanted changes to the report configuration.


  3. Here's a new one - every time I go to print a report to my new-ish Brother printer, the printer wants me to load A4 paper. The printer is set to default to Letter, the tray is loaded with Letter, and the TMG File/Printer setup is set to Letter, so where is the A4 demand coming from? No other app asks for A4 when I print (Word, Excel, or eve a screen print). It did work fine for a while, this is a recent development. Thanks.
  4. Software to purchase to replace TMG?

    And some of us note that TMG works just fine on the new Windows 11, so still feel no need or desire to change to a different program.
  5. Tracy, The genealogy software clients that you might want to check out are RootsMagic, Family Historian, Legacy and Heredis. RootsMagic 7 is the current version and RootsMagic 8 is in development and in in public preview. Family Historian 7 is current. Legacy 9 is current. Heredis 2021 is current. Former TMG users have moved to all of those programs. And of course, there are other programs. I moved to RootsMagic in late 2014 and moved from RootsMagic 7 to Family Historian 7 in February. FH7 added sort dates and that makes it work with GedSite much better. Jim
  6. Hi Tracy, Most of us TMG users use a different message board: https://tmg-l.groups.io/g/main. Try that. You might also get help for your TMG login. Doris
  7. It seems I am WAY overdue to buy some new software. I created FindAGrave entries and love to research, so I make a family tree entry for each person I find and their extended families. Hence, I have over 190,000 people in my tree. You would be surprised how often they hook together from different regions of the country. So I like the fact that TMG can accept a lot of entries. For my own family, I like the fact that I can create focus groups. I haven't used the DNA feature, but I plan to try it in the future. Can anyone recommend software that accepts a transfer from TMG well? Thanks. Tracy
  8. Registration Data is Invalid

    You'll think I'm crazy. I went to a previous version on TMG on an old laptop and navigated to "About" and used that serial number and it worked. Not sure when it changed..... Thanks for the help I received. I use this software a LOT, so I guess it is time to buy some new software. I'll open a new thread for that. Happy researching everyone!! Tracy
  9. Thanks Michael. 32 digits it is. I'm waiting for a previous computer to install its updates so I can take a look and see what serial number that installation is using. Appreciate the help. Tracy
  10. The serial number should be exactly 32 characters and only consist of uppercase letters and digits.
  11. The error message is that the "Registration Data is Invalid" when I rebooted my computer (sometimes it tells me I need to unlock on a reboot, sometimes not). I've always used the same serial # and other like name and email address and it has worked. Am I totally stuck? Will I never be able to use this software again? Thanks for any help. Tracy
  12. Hello Michael, I have the original email stating what to enter including my email address, which hasn't changed. One weird thing. When I insert the serial number, the cursor goes to the penultimate character in the serial number. As though the serial number is too long for the spot.... The cursor will not stay at the end of the entered serial number. Thanks for your help. Tracy
  13. Have you changed your email address since 2010? You must enter the same address that the 2010 email was sent to.
  14. The error message I'm getting is: When I run as administrator, the correct serial number shows on the screen before it opens TMG in read-only. When I run as myself the same screen pops up and shows the trial version of the serial number. Either way I still get the read-only version. When I've had the re-enter serial number issue on reboot in the past it always worked to input the serial number from the 2010 email from Wholly Genes. Where is it checking to verify the serial number? Does it try to validate to a wholly genes server which may not be available now? I even manually typed in the serial number.
  15. You need to enter the registration information exactly as received in the email from Wholly Genes. 1) Enter the information running TMG normally as a standard user. 2) Enter the information a second time running TMG as administrator. Right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'. Respond affirmatively to the security prompt and then enter the registration information. Exit TMG once that is done. Now you can run TMG normally.
  16. Sometimes when I reboot my computer I have to re-enter the serial number as the software can't seem to remember it. I purchased this back in about 2010. I have the email giving me the serial number and it isn't working this time. When I send email to support@whollygenes.com it tells me " <support@whollygenes.com>: maildrop: maildir over quota. maildrop: maildir over quota. Any ideas? Thanks. Tracy
  17. Multiple Exhibit Folders

    Thank you Jim. I moved all my exhibits into the default folder, and unlinked my computer from OneDrive. Smooth sailing now! Anita Tally
  18. Thanks for the help, much appreciated. I was able to extract the focus group, and am now in the process of cleaning it up (Ancestry.com, need I say more???) before I import it to my master DB.
  19. I would suggest an alternate method, which to me produces much better results because all the data you add to your project is entered according to your standards. I would: 1. Open your regular Project as normal. 2. Open the new Project in a separate instance of TMG. The easy way to do that is to find that Project at the bottom of the File menu in TMG and select it. When asked whether you want to close your current Project say No. 3. You now have two instances of TMG open, one with each Project. Arrange the two main TMG windows so you can see the essential parts of both. 4. Navigate to a person whose data you want to transfer in the Project that contains the imported GEDCOM, and create the same person if not already there in your regular Project. Open each Tag that contains data you want to transfer in the imported Project, and use Windows Copy and Paste to transfer each data item to the corresponding Tag in your regular Project. 5. Continue until you have transferred all the data for that person, then move to a new Person and repeat. Continue until all the data you want to transfer is entered in your regular Project. You will probably want to create some method for tracking which people's data you have already transferred. You could create a custom Flag in the imported Project, and set an Accent color based on that. Reset it for each person as you finish with them so the Accent color changes. Alternately, you could create a list of the people involved with the List of People report, and either print it and cross off people as you finish with them, or send it to a word processor and mark them off there.
  20. Age at marriage

    More info - some of my birth dates are just the year. Your sentence skips the age if any date is NOT a full date - and I can see that this is 'as intended' by Bob. This is more than OK. I will set up a marriage version 2 tag with [P] married [PO] <[PARO]> <[DD]> <[L]><, The groom was [A1E] and the bride [A2E]><. The ceremony was witnessed by [WO]><. [M]>). This produces the following when the groom has only his YOB recorded. Robert Fields married Anna Abbs, daughter of Plane Abbs and Frances Everett, on Fri. 24 Dec 1847 in All Saints' Church, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, The groom was 23 years and the bride 21 years, 8 months and 25 days. Anna Abbs married Robert Fields, son of William Fields, on Fri. 24 Dec 1847 in All Saints' Church, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, The groom was 23 years and the bride 21 years, 8 months and 25 days. Your sentence will be the main one (ie I altered the only Marriage tag I had to your sentence, then I added version 2, which of course is not allocated to anyone). I will have a play with that once I understand why your version works and mine does not. I am thinking in the 2nd option I should ONLY state the age of the focus principal something like - Anna Abbs married Robert Fields, son of William Fields, on Fri. 24 Dec 1847 in All Saints' Church, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, when she was 21 I will gradually change some people (those who have only the year as a birth date) over to the new tag, even if it remains as is. This solution has the added benefit of varying the output, something to be valued I think. A few pedantly fully spelled out ages is a small price to pay for that variety. SHIRLEY
  21. Age at marriage

    Jim, you are correct, your sentence worked. It is early here, and I have not had my cuppa yet. I will compare what you gave me to what I had, so I can understand what I did wrong, in an hour or so. Thanks. Not all my dates are complete. I sometimes have no birth data, a date range or an about date. In which case I want that sentence part to be skipped.
  22. Age at marriage

    If I modify the second sentence to... [P] married [PO] <[PARO]> <[DD]> <[L]><, when they were [A] and [AO] old><. The ceremony was witnessed by [WO]><. [M]> It works fine for me. You want the age variables in the same order as the principals irrespective of who the output is for and the above accomplishes that. All of the dates are complete, right? Read help about the date requirements.
  23. Assuming that all names of interest are in a focus group and that focus group is current... 1) Use the List of People to create a new project with the secondary output under Options. The subject of the report should be 'Focus Group'. 2) Import the data set in that new project into your main project. You now have your main project with the original data set and the new data set. I would clean up the new data set before merging it into your main data set. 3) Merge the new data set into your main data set. At this point, I'd delete the new data set to keep things simple. Now you can merge any people in your main project that need merging and do whatever additional cleanup required.
  24. I received a very large (10,000) name GEDCOM file from a distant relative. It appears to be primarily an extract of numerous Ancestry.com files and trees, and as such contains a lot of what I would consider nonsense (e.g. my g/grandfather listed as a "Doctor" when he was a telegrapher, and his middle initial as "S" when his middle name was Taylor). She has added details for her family that is more reliable, and I want to include that in my files. I imported my relative's GEDCOM file to a new TMG 9.05 database, although it appears the GEDCOM version was later than 5.5, as the import threw hundreds of errors. However, the import worked, and I have families properly set up after a quick QC check. As I mentioned, I wanted to load just her families' data into my master database as a starting point for seriously fleshing out that part of the family with sources, etc. I don't use export much (if at all), so doing the export is new to me. I tried to export (GEDCOM) the key descendant, and of course only got him. I set up a focus group and exported that, and only got the key ancestor again. When I exported the focus group, I limited his ancestors to 1, and maxed out the descendants, which did not help. Given that I only want 100 or so families out of the 10,000 names she gave me, am I going about this the right way? If I am, what's going wrong with the export wherein I only get 1 person? Is there a better way to do this? Thanks.
  25. Age at marriage

    I have not haunted this board for some time, but I can assure you I am a seasoned user of TMG. Could someone please assist with this conundrum with the AGE of the Principles. In a standard marriage tag I use the sentence - [P] married [PO] <[PARO]> <[DD]> <[L]><, when they were [A1E] and [A2E] old><. The ceremony was witnessed by [WO]><. [M]> Note there are no witnesses entered for this marriage, The Captain does not have parents entered into the DB, he only has a year of birth not his birthday, and there is no memo text. I am confident these elements are working as intended, For the Bride the output is - She married Captain Thomas Maybee on Thursday, 28 March 1850 in Melville Street Chapel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, when they were 32 years and 26 years, 9 months and 14 days old For the Groom - He married Fanny Cato, daughter of Joseph Cato and Frances (Fanny) Cox, on Thursday, 28 March 1850 in Melville Street Chapel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, when they were 32 years and 26 years, 9 months and 14 days old. I change just 2 characters in the sentence to this - [P] married [PO] <[PARO]> <[DD]> <[L]><, when they were [A1] and [A2] old><. The ceremony was witnessed by [WO]><. [M]> This is the new output - no ages appear at all........... Bride - Fanny Cato married Captain Thomas Maybee on Thu. 28 Mar 1850 in Melville Street Chapel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Groom - Captain Thomas Maybee married Fanny Cato, daughter of Joseph Cato and Frances (Fanny) Cox, on Thu. 28 Mar 1850 in Melville Street Chapel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The name/pronoun use is not an issue, it is working as intended. There are a couple of issues I need help with. (1) I am trying to get just the year of the age of the bride and groom. Terry tells me (http://tmg.reigelridge.com/variables.htm) [A1] and [A2] produces the age in years for First Principle and Second Principle. He also tells me [A1E] and [A2E] produces the full age in years, months, days, but may not depending upon the date of birth and marriage as entered. As you can see the latter works as he says but the former does not. If there is no alternative, I can live with the exact age in my sentence but would prefer not to. I cannot for the life of me see why this would not work. Note that if either party had less information for birth date, the age is truncated as expected. (2) I want the ages to follow the order of the names. At the moment in both options above the Groom's age is first and the Bride's is second. When I access the marriage tag I can see that the Principals change depending upon my access point, as intended. Again I can sort of live with this, by rewording my output to The groom was... and the bride was ..... I would really like to fix at least one or the other of these issues, as both together just makes the narrative too clunky. For my testing I edited my sentences by deleting just the 2 characters. input and output data are cut/paste from the actual DB. This couple is an example, all other marriage tags are the same.
  26. Hello Jim,

    Can you tell me where I might purchase a TMG v9 license? I'm a longtime user of an older TMG version that doesn't work on Win 10 (I also seem to be a diehard TMG far).

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