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Terry Reigel

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  1. Find a Grave Source Warning messages

    Bob, It looks like you have not defined these elements. This is not a standard Source Type, and these Elements are not standard Source Elements. Defining them is simple enough, but you need to take care that you do not assign them to Groups that are used elsewhere in the same Source Type. One way to do that is to open a Source Definition using this Source Type and click on the name of the Element on the General tab. You will then be offered only Groups not already in use. To understand more about Source Elements and Groups you may find my article Working with Source Elements and Groups helpful.
  2. Family Tag

    Mills has to do with Source Types, not Tags, so that can't be the origin of it. Your use however is close to what I hypothesized. You attach the Tag to the earliest ancestor of a line and everyone else as Witnesses. But you said first you wanted to "cite" the document. You Cite a document in TMG by creating a Source for it, then creating a Citation to that Source. But you say you are attaching the document as an Exhibit. That's a very different thing than creating a Citation. By creating a Tag with each member of the family attached as Principal or Witness you can of course attach an Exhibit or a Citation, or both. You will get quite different results in reports from a Citation or an Exhibit, so one may better serve your purposes.
  3. Family Tag

    Bob, How would you cite this for the head of the family? Citations are attached to Tags - names, events, or relationships. They cannot be attached to people. The Family Tag is not a standard Tag, so you must have created it. How do you use it? You could cite the Source in that Tag and have it appear for everyone in the family, but only if you attach everyone in the family as a Witness to that Tag. How do you want this Citation to be seen? In reports? Which types? From on-screen? It's hard to imagine how it would be very useful without a clear plan for it's display.
  4. You're welcome, Dianem.
  5. Focus group

    R L, That's why the Select All button is there. When you want to add Spouses you first click Select All to select everyone already in the Focus Group, then use the Add Others feature.
  6. Adding unrelated family

    What reports? If you create an Ancestors or Descendants report that starts with someone in an existing family, of course people who are not part of that family will not appear in it. Other types of reports will include everyone who is specified by the way you define the report, so could well include people not in your existing family. For example, if you created a List of People report for everyone with any event in New York, it could well include people not in the family. Attaching a family group to the existing family is simple. Create a Parent/Child Relationship Tag or a Marriage Tag with a person in the main family and the appropriate person in the formerly unrelated family. Now they are connected.
  7. Adding unrelated family

    Judy, Obviously, "connected" can mean whatever is helpful to you. My thinking is I want to know who I have entered because they have some link to the family, even by marriage, as opposed to people who I have entered because they have a name or some other attribute that caused me to wonder if there might be a connection, even though none has been proved. So I include connections by marriage as "connected." I do not include people who I enter as Witnesses because a family member was living with them or had some other transaction when I've not found any blood or marriage connection. That serves my purposes, but yours may differ.
  8. Adding unrelated family

    Judy, My article on Connected Flags tells you how to set it for everyone who is already entered. Then you only have to manage it for new people that you add later. However, in my definition, parents or siblings of spouses are still connected. So the method I describe will not mark them as un-connected.
  9. There are a number of places where you can download the last version of TMG8, which by the way is 8.08, which is what you should be using. See, for example, my website.
  10. Adding unrelated family

    I agree totally with Michael. The downside is you loose the ability to tell easily which people are known to be related and which are not.
  11. Adding unrelated family

    Yes, that's the way I'd do it. Start by adding an "unrelated person" then add the rest of the family related to that person. Well, you can always delete them if you decide to by moving them to a temporary data set, then deleting that data set. But why delete them? You may find reference to them in the future and if you keep them you will have the information to know they are not part of your line.
  12. Adding unrelated family

    Judy, I think separate data sets are a pointless pain. I just add them in my regular dataset. I do mark them as not connected using Accents and my Connected Flag -- see Using Accent Colors -- so it is easy to see in the Picklist and elsewhere that they have not been connected to the rest of my people.
  13. Just upgrading from TMG 7.04 to TMG 9

    Len, Like all of us, Harry has had messages go astray for unknown reasons. I've sent him an email to make sure he sees your post.
  14. Creating a book from TMG

    Recent versions of Word include the ability to output in PDF format. I would look for publishers that accept PDF input, so you know what the book looks like when you send it to them.
  15. Error in Scan

    Doris, I'm afraid I can't help. I've never thought TMG's scan feature was of any use. I always scan with my scanner's software, then edit the image (crop, straighten, adjust contrast, re-size, and in photos sometime fix blemishes) in an image editing program before saving them as exhibits.
  16. Repositories

    Bob, The recommended citations for published items, like books, do not include Repositories because it is expected that they are available from multiple locations. For very rare items a Repository may be appropriate, but to use it you will have to modify the Source Type to include it. The recommended models for citations do not include showing whether you have a copy yourself, but you can certainly add that information if you want. You could to that by way of a Repository (but if the item already requires a Repository you cannot have two Repositories appear in a single source note) or in the Comments field. If you do the latter you may need to add the [COMMENTS] Source Element to the Source Type if it's not already there.
  17. split gedcom

    If you are not getting the TRLR at the end something is interfering with TMG writing the GEDCOM. It has nothing to do with which people you are including, but with some other program operating on your computer on the folder where TMG is writing the GEDCOM. The usual suspects are cloud backup programs and some antivirus programs.
  18. split gedcom

    What do you mean they are not connected? Not connected where?
  19. split gedcom

    Marline, It may help as you collect people into the Focus Group to temporarily make your marriage to your ex non-primary so the Add Others steps described in the article don't follow his line.
  20. Orphan records

    Bob, If you mean individuals with no relationships, that easy with the List of People report and a filter like: # of Marriage Group Tags = 0 AND # of Fathers = 0 AND # of Mothers = 0 AND # of Children= 0 END But if you are looking for small groups of linked people who are not connected to others in your database it is more difficult. One method is described in my article on Creating a "Connected" Flag.
  21. Loading Version 9 on a New Laptop

    You have the basics for installing the TMG program. See my article Moving Data to New Computer or Version for some tips on moving your data.
  22. Describing military service

    In addition to using the Tags described here to record military service and display it in narratives, I use a separate tag to record Military service for an index page in my website created with Second Site. See http://reigelridge.com/roots/toot-mil.htm This tag collects the data used in the index in an organized way in order to build the index.
  23. Immigration

    My thinking is that one can't immigrate to the same country twice. Either the first trip was a visit, followed by a later immigration, or the second was a trip to the old country to bring other family members. Assuming the available information supports the belief that he came to stay the first time, I'd record it as the former, which is what I've done in a couple of such cases I've found. I'd probably use Immigration Tags for both but record in the Memo, and by changes to the Sentence, that the father "returned to... and brought back..."
  24. Norton tagging forum as unsafe

    I'm getting no such reports from NOD32.
  25. Describing military service

    I find the information I get for various service members is so varied that trying to create a standard Tag Type or Tag Types seems hopeless. So I use a custom Mil-Serv tag, but most of the time I change the sentence to [M] and write the whole story in the Memo, inserting Sentence Variables in the Memo to pick up the Date and place data. I include enlistment and discharge information, units, and information about campaigns involved, etc., when I can find it. I often use several tags to pick up different dates and places.