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About cdenbow

  • Birthday 11/24/1944

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    Family History, the War of the Rebellion (1861-65), Amateur Radio (N8VZ), Local History, Computers, and many other things.
  1. Can't find missing exhibits

    Thanks, Jim, for solving this problem for me. Just wanted to thank you publicly here, in addition to via private email! Carl
  2. Can't find missing exhibits

    Thanks, Jim. I'll do that now. Just getting back to genealogy after the holidays. -- Carl
  3. Can't find missing exhibits

    Jim, The problem is that I don't have the slightest idea what they are linked to. I've check all the obvious places -- exhibits, citations, people, linked to this Sarah Smith. This is my direct line and I have three Sarahs in a row, and I've checked all three -- one was Sarah Smith by birth and the other Smith is her married name. I can see no logical place where this link points to. I'm almost certain that in the past, I've been able to find similar missing links via TMG Utility by John Cardinal, but it comes up empty in this case and reports that everything is fine. I'm stumped. Your solution, unless I misunderstand it, would take forever and a day to hunt down these two missing links. Got to be an easier way! ;-) Carl
  4. Can't find missing exhibits

    Doris, thanks for the suggestion, but that would not solve the problem. TMG would still report the two missing exhibits. I have to find where TMG is linked to these now non-existing exhibits, and delete the link. -- Carl
  5. Can't find missing exhibits

    Thanks, Jim, that was log I was looking for. I had forgotten where it was located. However, in this case it still doesn't give me the information that I need. It simply says: "23-11-2019, 17:05:25 !>C:\Users\cjden\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits\Sarah Smith 1850 Census.jpg not found. 23-11-2019, 17:05:25 !>C:\Users\cjden\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits\Sarah Smith 1850 Census.jpg not found." This only tells me name of the missing file, which I already knew, not who or what file was formerly attached to. I've checked all the obvious places, like Sarah and her husband, their births and deaths, and children, etc., and I can't find exactly where the incorrect reference to this non-existent file is located. I remember in the past when I had this problem, it was relatively easy to pin down but not this time. I also know when this problem started. I renamed "Sarah Smith 1850 Census" to "1850 U.S. Census Sarah Smith" in order to be consistent with my naming of other census files. I then re-referenced the logical people and events to refer to this renamed file and deleted the references to the old file name. I obviously missed two that need to be deleted, but where oh where are they? ;-) Any further ideas? Carl
  6. When I run VFI it reports "2 exhibits not found." It seems in the past when I had this problem, I could find the persons associated with the missing exhibits by running John Cardinal's TMG Utility. But TMGU now reports no missing exhibits. I also thought I recalled that TMG itself kept a log of these things, but I can't find it. The Last Backup Log only tells me the numbers of the missing exhibits, not which person's they were attached to: image >291 - C:\Users\cjden\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits\Sarah Smith 1850 Census.jpg image >292 - C:\Users\cjden\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits\Sarah Smith 1850 Census.jpg So, how to I find where these exhibits are actually missing in the my database? Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give me. Carl
  7. Thanks, Jim. You've answered all of my questions. I think I will renumber the sources just to satisfy my sense of orderliness. ;-) -- Carl
  8. Well, I bit the bullet and finished the job manually in TMG. You were correct, John it was more like 600 sources sans citations that I had to delete. I had thought that it was only ones that weren't merged because they had zero citations that I had to worry about. I didn't understand the algorithm -- each merger in TMGU simply transferred the citations from X to Y, but left Y in place with zero citations. At any rate, it's all done now. I do have two more questions: 1. Would it be a good idea to renumber the sources, since I now have several big gaps in the numbering? 2. Why would I be getting thousands of problems corrected with the Validate File Integrity utility each time I make a large number of source deletions and mergers? In terms of the second question, I always run the VFI a second time after it makes a large number of corrections like this, and in these cases it always returns zero problems on the second run.
  9. Well, John, it's only about 120 or so that I have delete -- not 600. There were originally 600 of one duplicated source that were combined into one, except 80 were left out because of no citation, in the one case. I have some other residuals from other combined sources that probably bring that 80 up to 120 to 150. So, I guess I'll just do it manually! Ugh! -- Carl
  10. John, Thanks so much -- your suggestion worked wonderfully and I've now combined a number of duplicate sources. I do have one remaining problem in that in combining the duplicate sources it only combined sources that actually had citations so I'm left with a number of sources without citations that I'd like to simply delete. For example a source with the strange name of James Harvey Barton.FTW (my cousin's method of citing information he got from another cousin) was listed about 600 times. Using TMGU I was able to combine about 520 of these. About 80 did not have any citations and were just left as residual garbage, pardon the expression. Is there an easy way just to mass delete sources with no citations? FYI: This particular GEDCOM import contains very interesting links, which I have independent sources for, which I will be adding in good time, taking my SHARP line back to Ireland. Thanks again for all of your help. You've saved me a lot of time! Carl
  11. Thanks, guys. I must admit all this still leaves me pretty confused. It's late and I'm going to bed. I'll try to tackle this tomorrow.
  12. I have a problem that I can't find a solution to on your web site or in your book. This morning I import a GEDCOM file that has details I didn't have on one branch of my family. The import went well and I then merged the imported dataset into my main dataset. I then, of course, had to merge several individuals who were duplicated. All of that is now accomplished; however, I've got one remaining issue. For some reason each citation of his sources was imported as a separate instance of the source rather than a citation to the same source. In other words, he had about ten or so sources that were cited multiple times, but each citation of a specific source resulted in the generation of a new source rather than referencing the original source. As a result I have several hundred sources that need to be merged. I know how to do this one-by-one, but I wondered if there was a way to do a bulk merge. I've looked at John's TMG Utility and didn't see a way to accomplish this via that route. Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks. Carl
  13. I get an error code and a message when I try to send a report to PDF. The message says "Printer not activated, error code -30." However, if I try to install the printer it says it's already installed. I seem to be in a Catch22 here. I'm using TMG 9.05. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. -- Carl
  14. This problem has now been solved thanks to astute comments by Jim Byram and John Cardinal pointing to the PJC file. As it turned out the file had somehow been set as "read only." Removing that restriction solved the problem. Thanks guys! -- Carl