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Lindsay Graham

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  1. Jim, I'd think very carefully about the pros and cons of splitting your database.  As Sally Houston says, most TMG users discourage splitting for a whole variety of reasons.  The most important (from my perspective) is that you don't need to.  I have a database of some 6,000 people belonging to several different family lines.  I use flags to differentiate those different families and that works very well indeed.

    If you want to find out more, I'd suggest you subscribe to the TMG email list where you can look through the archives and/or ask for elaboration from the many knowledgeable people on that list (many more than I think now use this forum).  Go to https://tmg-l.groups.io/g/main

    Lindsay Graham, Canberra, Australia


  2. Mary, I don't have the time (or, probably, the expertise) to help at the moment.  But it's my impression that this forum is not much used any more, unless you get lucky and Jim Byram sees your post and replies.  I'm sure the answer to your question is yes, but I think you'd be better off asking on the TMG-L email list (go to https://tmg-l.groups.io/g/main to subscribe if you are not already on the list).  There are many very TMG-knowledgeable people there who are always very helpful and quick to respond.

    You may find that some will wonder why you have separate projects for different families.  The usual recommendation is to have all TMG data in one project (even one dataset) with flags to identify the different families.  That's a much more flexible approach that solves several issues that arise where you have separate projects.

    Hope this helps.



  3. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 16 Feb 2010 at 7:30pm.


    The agenda is:

    1. TMG presentation/discussion -- More on TMG charts by Barb Toohey, our acknowledged local expert on TMG charts.

    2. General interest presentation/discussion -- Jannie Bruggemann-Brown on her research trip to The Netherlands last year.

    3. General discussion on TMG or related issues -- whatever people want to talk about.


    All are welcome to attend. For further details, contact the Convenor, Lindsay Graham at LDGraham@aapt.net.au.

  4. My first post, so I hope this is the best place to post wish list items -- please tell me if there's a better place.


    I find the DIC a very useful chart (although I do need to do quite a lot of editing in Word, particularly to fix the annoying wordwrap problem). However, I'd really like the report to be able to include Divorces in the output, indeed that seems to me to be a logical inclusion and I wonder why it was not included from the outset. For example, where there are multiple marriages, this shows how/when the earlier marriages ended. And for single marriages that ended long before the partners died, this would show what had happened.


    This suggestion has been made several times on the TMG-L mailing list, but my searches could not find it anywhere on this forum.


    Do others agree? Is it feasible that WG can include this option in a future upgrade?