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  1. "religion" on ancestor chart

    folks, that worked perfectly. thank you very much! David
  2. "religion" on ancestor chart

    Hello Terry, thank you for the quick reply. perhaps I'm misunderstanding your response?? if I go to the "data types" and then "box contents", I've already added "religion*memo"; so it appears I can add other types of tags??? not thinking I understand. thank you, David
  3. folks, has anyone ever put together an ancestor chart (or descendant chart) and displayed the religion of each individual? I'd appreciate any thoughts on how to do this. I'm thinking the "religion" tag; but not sure which fields to use. I typically use memo field for this type of entry; but not sure that's a practical output on a chart. thoughts? thank you, David
  4. Ancestor Box Chart Error

    Jim, awesome! thank you very much for the fix and the alternate report suggestion. much appreciate your guidance on these forums. Best Regards, David
  5. Ancestor Box Chart Error

    Jim, ahnentafel-direct line is a good idea; and one I did not know about. I guess the error is just a bug?? the relationship chart doesn't show anything but names as far as I know. thank you, David
  6. Ancestor Box Chart Error

    Hello Jim, >> Are you trying to run the chart with multiple focus persons? the focus person is chosen on the report screen. this error occurs before the report screen comes up. >>There is no reason to create a data set to run a VCF chart unless you are trying to exclude people. I'm trying to exclude people. I'm creating a direct line ancestor chart (or trying to anyway :>) in order to provide information to sons of confederate veterans. I can manually provide what their looking for; but I was thinking it'd be much easier to just send them an ancestor chart with only the relevant individuals. I appreciate your help. any other thoughts? David
  7. Ancestor Box Chart Error

    Jim, I have no filter imposed. I am using a dataset created from "list of people" report. could that have anything to do with it? David
  8. Hello, I'm trying to run the Ancestor Box Chart report and get the following error. any thoughts on how to resolve? "Operator/operand type mismatch. 8 FRMCHART5.CNTFILTERFLAG1.MSETCONTROLS" thank you.
  9. Enhanced GEDCOM question

    Michael, I've started reading the two links you've provided. they will take several readings to fully digest; but wow - awesome information you've provided. thank you! David
  10. Enhanced GEDCOM question

    Hello Michael, I very much appreciate your response. I'll certainly read both your links and actually look forward to it. I'm going to guess that it will add a great deal of understanding to gedcom's and how I might make more robust imports into TNG (The Next Generation genealogy program - not to be confused with TMG :>) I understand your pint / gallon analogy; but the thing I still don't get is that in the gedcom it has the person who is being witnessed. in other words, the data field I'm interested in made it from the gallon (TMG) to the pint (gedcom). given this, I'm guessing it must be a TNG thing; though TNG is supposed to import gedcom 5.5 in it's entirety as I understand it. I may have just answered my own question though - TMG witnesses are part of "enhanced" gedcom from TMG, not 5.5. hmm.
  11. folks, I'm trying to understand the enhanced GEDCOM export option in TMG. I've clicked it and exported. for a particular witnessed event, I get the below for the person (in other words I'm showing the entire person, not just the event) 0 @I2819@ INDI 1 NAME Susanna /Theno/ 2 SOUR @S944@ 3 QUAY 3 3 NOTE {TMG Surety 3....} 1 SEX F 1 CHAN 2 DATE 24 DEC 2015 1 BIRT 2 DATE 18 DEC 1864 2 _SDATE 18 DEC 1864 2 PLAC Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA 2 SOUR @S944@ 3 QUAY 3 3 NOTE {TMG Surety 3.33.} 1 BAPM 2 DATE 08 JAN 1865 2 _SDATE 08 JAN 1865 2 PLAC St. Peter's Catholic Church, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA 2 _SHAR @I1370@ 3 ROLE Witness 2 _SHAR @I1371@ 3 ROLE Witness 2 SOUR @S944@ 3 QUAY 3 3 NOTE {TMG Surety 3.33.} 1 FAMC @F898@ I then import the gedcom (entire thing. above is simply an extract to help illustrate my question) into TNG. hopefully, there are some folks familiar with TNG, because perhaps the answer is related to what I'm importing the gedcom to??? anyway, when I look at the person who witnessed the above event - specifically person 1370 - I get the below (sorry, I don't know how to include attachments, or I'd show a print screen). TNG shows the below for the witness person. baptism 08 Jan 1865 St. Peter's Catholic Church, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA role : witness what it does not show is who the baptism is for (ie: person 2819). any thoughts on why this is the case? I guess my simple answer is that TNG simply doesn't pull in every line of a gedcom; but on the chance that it's another reason, I'd be interested to know. thank you, David
  12. TMG 9.x error on Windows 10

    Jim, the repair/reinstall mode idea worked. thank you very much. I'm golden. David
  13. hello, after reading the forums, I figured I'd go ahead and install TMG under Windows 10. well I've successfully installed it with no errors; but when I open TMG, I get the below. "file access is denied c:\programdata\the master genealogistv9\repair.chk 11 TMGAPPOBJ.MFOXFIX" does anyone know how to fix this error? additional info. I ran the installer as administrator. I have the latest version of TMG thank you, david
  14. Strategy for Preserving TMG

    Jim, I backup before I get out the program, every time; even if that's more than one time a day. If I'm going to get out, I backup. same thing with gedcom enhanced exports. I didn't realize the .sqz was really a .zip. thank you for sharing that tidbit. David
  15. Strategy for Preserving TMG

    Folks, thank you for the replies thus far. >> You do not mention which version of TMG you are using. I'm using the final version 9.05. >> There will likely come a time when a TMG 7 or later installation and the version of Windows that's current at that time have an insurmountable conflict but that hasn't happened to date. this is what I'm trying to avoid. I'm looking out beyond, say, 5 years or longer. If it works on Win7 and Msoft stops pushing updates, then that's a stable system that would work indefinitely. >> However, Microsoft has historically taken steps to provide backwards compatibility to working programs, such as the existing "Compatibility Mode" feature in Windows. as a point of interest, and perhaps to generate further discussion on the topic - I have an old genealogy program that does not work in Windows 7 compatibility mode. >> Next, even if one was "forced" into that new OS and it also did not provide a mechanism for some older programs to work, I expect a virtual operating system package, e.g. Parallels, is highly likely to allow a previous compatible version of Windows to run as a guest operating system under that new OS, thereby extending further the lifetime of such older programs. I've considered this; but wouldn't you need the OS to install into the VM? Operating Systems these days are largely OEM installations. my knowledge of how these work is very minimal; but could you do this without the OS on disk?? >> Second, I would on occasion generate a report file of a Journal report of all people in the project using options to include everything. I've not done this, so I appreciate the suggestion. >> And by then I would expect/hope that a more modern version of a personal genealogy program would exist which would be able to import most of the TMG data. I hope you're right. I've looked at what else is out there, and none of it compares to TMG in my humble opinion. I've looked at Heredis, RootsMagic, Gramps, FTM (before it's demise), Legacy, and a few others that escape memory. Velke was the best and remains so in my view. It really is a shame he didn't put it into the Open Source community. As a sidebar, it would be interesting to know if he considered this; and further to understand what, if any, negatives prevented this. I recall someone asking the question on the forums, and the response was to go to the HRE project - but didn't really address the question being asked. Velke spent a couple of decades or more of his life coding TMG. I'm doubting someone else could do it in meaningfully less time. Point is, I am perhaps a bit more pessimistic than you are that something out there will show up that is as good as TMG was. To close my Velke sidebar, I sincerely hope his health is good. >> Finally, if I were really paranoid I would sometimes include files generated by the "export data" function of the TMG Utility which can export some of the internals of TMG, such as Places, Sentences, Sources, and Styles. also something I've not considered, so I'll take a look at this. thank you for comments thus far. David