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  1. Posts on the TMG list report forbidden using just about every browser.
  2. Focus Changes to Different Person after Tag Entry

    Might be enough, but for some people that did not work. Many seemed to need to force the presence of at least two or three valid entries to prevent the bug from reoccuring. And you can do that by just going to a couple of people by ID without clearing the history. Seems simpler.
  3. Focus Changes to Different Person after Tag Entry

    Terry, This is one of the known remaining bugs. See: https://mjh-nm.net/BUGS.HTML#B89 That includes details and workaround. Michael
  4. You need to define a custom Tag Type in the Marriage Group, perhaps named "Marr-Sens", identical to the Standard marriage tag type. Use this Tag Type for this couple. Don't bother about excluding anything in this tag. Now when you run your reports use the report options to select tag types and exclude this sensitive tag type. And when you run reports for yourself you can include that tag type and all will look normal. Hope this gives you ideas, Michael
  5. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    In addition, David, in case you were wondering about this option. John's TMG Utility has several features to do global changes to citation details, etc., but I double-checked and the program has no option to automatically obtain the Source Number for a citation and insert it into some part of that citation's details. Sorry. This is (yet) another reason why I use Second Site and not Journal reports to review my data as part of clean-up. As you probably recognize, having this citation's Source Number at the front of each footnote citation really helps to correct some mistake I made in a citation.
  6. Installing TMG on New Computer

    You are welcome, Buzz, but Terry deserves all the credit.
  7. Installing TMG on New Computer

    See the step-by-step instructions about moving TMG to a new computer on Terry's Tips web pages: https://tmg.reigelridge.com/new-computer-version.htm
  8. Preferences

    First, Quish, Terry is correct that "most" Preferences which affect the display are stored as part of the Layout. Unfortunately, filtering to show only Primary events is not. It is stored with the project's overall Preferences. Just to be clear look at the "Details" window for any person. Does the first column of the Tag area have the title "Filtered"? I assume it does. There are two ways to change that Filtered setting. I assume you are opening "Preferences" and under "Tag Box" you are checking "Show non-primary events", and then clicking "Apply" on the Preferences window. Correct? That is one way. If you reopen Preferences is the box "Show non-primary events" still checked? If not I am guessing you missed the "Apply" step. A second way to turn off this filtering is to click in the tag area of any person and "Right click" to pop up a menu. Select "Filter for..." and you can then uncheck the filter item of "Primary events". In either case when you exit that project it should save the setting in the project overall Preferences. Hope this helps, Michael
  9. web site

    Are you looking for a Genealogist to research and build your family tree for you? But do that and record the data in TMG and publish it using Second Site in a website for you? What exactly is the scope of work you want done?
  10. Maiden name used twice

    Hi Roz, I also include her maiden name as part of entering a woman's Married Name tag, but I let TMG automatically add her maiden surname by using a custom Name Style. I describe my "Name-Marr-Title" custom name tag which uses my custom "Married" name style in my on-line book here: https://www.mjh-nm.net/TAGCUSTM.HTML#NameMarrTag However, you seem to want to have both her maiden name, and her "previous" married name. I think the narrative makes the list of marriages clear so I only ever include the maiden name. However, since your method requires you to actually type in her maiden name in the suffix, e.g. "-[Jones]", maybe typing all appropriate prior names in order would work, e.g. "-[Jones/Smith]". Would this do what you want? Hope this gives you ideas,
  11. Can Census Source "Lumps" be too big?

    I am not Terry, but no, it does not limit the repetition of citations, you get the same "number" of citations. But it just makes sure there is citation detail instead of just the word "ibid". For more on this see the section on Ibid in the Source Guide chapter of my on-line book here. I don't disagree with Jim's "lumping", if it works for him that is great. It would not work for me. For USA I have one source record per county/microfilm. A county spanning multiple films is multiple source records. Multiple counties on the same film are multiple source records. I have a whole chapter about recording Census data here, and my custom Source Template for census data is here. Hope this gives you ideas,
  12. Roman Names: praenomen, gensnomen, cogomen

    Hi Ron, There are many different ways to deal with this, including use of TMG Name Styles. Each will probably have advantages and disadvantages. You might find it useful to read the "Names" section of the Data Entry chapter of my on-line book: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#Names It discusses various customized ways to enter names in TMG. Hope this gives you ideas, Michael
  13. Error Message re Makespeed

    I searched the TMG-l list for an error labeled MAKESPEED. There are (only) two mentions as far back as TMG version 7 in both 2009 and 2012 of individual users getting this error, but only when running the Performance Recommendations. My memory of user comments are that very few users have ever run the Performance Recommendations. I "suspect" (though I have no actual knowledge of the code) that this is likely a very old Windows operating system call available in a version of Windows prior to 2009 which could do some speed checking. If so, that Windows call probably no longer exists in the form still being used by TMG. If the only time you get this error is with Performance Recommendations and are having no other issues, I would simply stop running that TMG routine as it is only informative. If Optimize and Validate File Integrity work, then you should be fine.
  14. Hi Kathy, Since Wholly Genes stopped development of TMG this Forum has had only a few of us users watching it. I will give some comments below, but suggest strongly that you (also) post on the TMG e-mail list (tmg@rootsweb.com ) where most of the remaining TMG users communicate who are sure to have additional ideas. First, TMG only recognizes Primary parents for tracing ancestors/descendants. While TMG allows you to enter non-Primary parents, they are not considered by TMG to be the biological parents so are not followed by any automatic ancestor/descendant report. Further, while Relationship tags, whether Primary or not, can have citations they cannot produce sentences in any TMG or Second Site output. They can only have memos to explain the relationship, which some reports will output as footnotes. Second Site has some additional features for displaying non-Primary parents, which I like and use, and thus do choose to add "candidate" non-Primary parents with explanatory memos. Because my normal output is Second Site I generally only link candidate parents as non-Primary and rely on its features to adequately identify them. If you wish to do even more my on-line book has a separate chapter on advanced ways to use some special features to customize both TMG's and especially Second Site's output of non-Primary parent/child relationships. But that can get a bit complicated. However in your case, like Richard I would suggest making the parents which "you" think most likely as Primary parents. That would allow genetic linkage to occur since the mother is the same for either school of thought and the parents of the two potential fathers are the same. Regardless of whether some parents are Primary I prefer to (also) have sentences in the narrative which explain potential relationships, so choose to add custom tags about such relationships. With appropriate linkage of Principals and Witnesses and the ability for each person linked to the tag to output their own custom sentence for their narrative, these tags go a long way to providing lots of information about the issues and potential nature of these relationships. Hope this gives you ideas,
  15. Bad ID Number

    First you might look at the topic about renumbering people in TMG which I mention in my on-line book: https://www.mjh-nm.net/STYLE.HTML#Numbering It describes a number of issues about renumbering. There is also a footnote which links to a "bug" report which describes some renumbering behavior which you might find unexpected. Second, you do not "load/open" a .sqz file. It is a single file which contains the compressed large number of database files which are the project. You must "restore" a backup file. However, it would be wise to create a new separate Windows folder which can be specified as where the project will be recreated from the backup file. You can select this new folder as part of the restore actions. That way you could examine the resulting recreated project separately and be sure you want to use it instead of your current project. If instead you tell the restore to use the folder where your current project resides, the restore will completely overwrite the current project with the backup which may cause you to lose a lot of data entry work.
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