Despite having used TMG for about 20 years I didn't join this forum and wasn't subscribed to the newsletter. Hence, I have only discovered that TMG has been discontinued having come here for help with some issues I have stumbled across. I accept that is my own fault.
I have only ever upgraded to a new version when changing my PC and yes, my current PC is from 2008 and so I still have TMG 7 (UK version) running on Windows Vista. I appreciate that I should have kept the software up-to-date but of course it never seemed urgent ...
My problem arose when I tried to add a spouse and got an error message. So, I tried again. This resulted in two identical spouses (with consecutive reference numbers) being added, with two marriages. I tried to delete one of the spouses but kept getting errors saying the person was still tagged in relationships. I then went back to the original person and deleted all the marriage tags but still couldn't delete either of the two spouse records. Eventually I merged the two spouses and married the original person to the merged spouse. This looked OK on the person view screen but I still got an extra "unknown" spouse on reports. I then tried adding the couple's daughter and although that again looks OK in the person view my descendant report is now showing the child as both a child and it's own mother's second spouse! I also keep getting error meessages whenever I try to do anything with this project file, so I fear the data may be corrupt? Naturally, it is a massive project that I have been working on for many years so not easy to recreate!
I do have a recent backup of the project, but having never restored a backup before I am nervous about doing so in case it doesn't work. I cannot discover if there is a way to save the current data or if it will be overwritten by the backup??
I would be grateful for any advice as to how I should proceed.
It may help to know that this project only has people and relationships in it, there are no sources or exhibits (I do store my sources, meticulously, just not in TMG). There are. however, over 1200 people.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.