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  1. Adding Ancestors to Focus Group Question

    But, I selected "Ancestors" as well as "Spouses" and I got no ancestors of the individual selected.
  2. OK, so I've read the Help topic on adding someone to the Focus group I'm creating, and on the right side of the Focus Group window there is a section to "Add Others." The Help topic said to select one individual that's already in the Focus Group and then select either "Ancestors" and/or "Descendants", and/or "Spouses" and how many generations to look through, and then click the "Add Others" button. I selected "Ancestors" and "Spouses" (250 generations) and clicked on the "Add Others" button. The only individual that was added was the spouse of the individual I selected to start with. What gives? Where am I going wrong?
  3. Thanks for the clarification. Got it. That really saves a lot of time.
  4. Yes, I know I can do this with each source, but is there a method to globally change that setting on ALL sources?
  5. Since the use of ibid in citation sources is now the "bad kid on the block," according to the Chicago Manual of Style and other organizations, including the National Genealogical Society, you would need to change the Source Definition for each source you have (through the "Output Form" tab) so that ibid is not used and the Short Footnote is used. Since I have over 3400 sources already, does anyone have an idea on how to do a mass change for all at once? Or is there some other GLOBAL setting that can be made (if so I can't find it)?
  6. Thank you. That worked, but the relationship to me still exists. Will that change at some point?
  7. First of all, I have the auto relationship turned on to relate all back to me. When I originally entered a "cousin" TMG calculated that relationship. I have now found that that "cousin" was adopted by both "parents." How do I change that tag, and the tags of her descendants, to be "no blood relationship" so that she and her descendants do not show up on reports of those related to me?
  8. I know Windows11 is just coming out, but I read that there will be no 32-bit support within it. Does anyone actually know if TMG9 will work on Windows11?
  9. TMG to the Bitter End

    I have been using TMG for many, many years - don't know what version I started with. I can't seem to find another genealogy program that will import the data in the fashion I have entered it into TMG. For instance, I use the NOTE tag type to input miscellaneous information about a person that doesn't fall under any other tag. Some individuals have many NOTE tags. A couple years ago I was told to try Family Historian, but it didn't work out. I actually posted a message on their forum asking about that exact problem and was told it couldn't handle it. I then posted another topic asking why TMG users converted to FH, hoping to find some wisdom, and the responses got so whacky (they got into the pros and cons of TMG vs. FH) that the moderator took the topic down! I've tried Rootsmagic in the past (my wife uses it) but I didn't really like how it was laid out. I don't have a backup site - on a weekly basis I copy all the files onto a flash drive and store that away in case I need to restore all I have done (I have over 29,000 individuals in my files).
  10. Can TMG create a descendant chart that only has the male lines shown? Without going through the process of picking every one and adding to a Focus Group? If I have to do that it's not worth it the time and energy to do so.
  11. I am attempting to do a community record. There are only about 300 residents, so I though I could enter them into TMG and use normal tags (birth, death, census, etc.) to record their information as I would be doing for a family. But, I need something that would tie them all together so I could do reports at a higher level. The reports I thought about would be for each of the census years, i.e. 1900, 1910, etc. I looked for a method of doing so and came up with the idea of using the father-oth tag. I would create a "person" in the file named "1900 U.S. Census," or "1910 U.S. Census," etc. I would then use the father-oth tag on each head of household, linking that person to the census where they appeared. Then I would go to the "1900 U.S. Census" "individual" and run descendant report (or other) which would list all that had the father-oth tag connected to it. But, the reports do not seem to run that way - I get nothing. Now my question: Is there some way of doing what I described above? Is there some other tag that could be used to link all individuals who appeared in the 1900 census to one "master" "individual" so that reports could be created?
  12. Thanks. Sometimes I forget about the Help. Worked fine.
  13. I'm wondering if a report query can be structured so as to prompt me for filter values whenever I run it. I am doing an analysis of my database, which contains more than 29,000 names, to help analyze when my surname's DNA ended up in another surname's DNA. We think there was some hanky-panky going on back in the late 1800s and we're attempting to narrow it down to when both families were in the same area. The problem being that I need to run multiple reports with different filters for birth location and census location, etc. and I would like to not have to keep changing the query filter for the next report. If it could prompt me for the filter value then it would make life a whole lot simpler. And, it would help in the future when I help others. Thanks for any help.
  14. How can I turn off the "Check for messages" that shows up. I've set the preference to 150 days but it still checks every time I start up. I know there won't be any messages actually coming.