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Mary L

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  1. Finding sources in records

    well I'll be darned...all my fretting, trying and giving up. I didn't think it was possible. Your few words made it all happen. You are a TMG genius! Thanks Jim! M
  2. Is there any way you can find where a source is attached within a database? I have printed a "List of Sources" report and I am trying to clean it up a bit. When you print the report, it tells you how many times the source is cited. Is there some way to find where those exact # of sources are? thanks a bunch Mary
  3. Jim Byram, I believe I was in correspondence with year several years ago when I was revitalizing my genealogy research. At that time I decided to upgrade my TMG from 6 to the ending sale days of 9. You helped me through it and I have been working diligently at the tree since then. (You might say I am back to having an addiction to Genealogy) At any rate my PC is looing like it might be getting ready to die and I am ready to buy another one. I would also like to buy a laptop that I could take with me when I go on my research trips so everyone is at my fingertips. My question(s) are this---can you help me with the switch and moving my info into a new pc and laptop?....or would it by chance be a better idea to get other software and load all my TMG into it? I still work in fear that TMG will die on me one day and things would be chaotic. I did some reading and I thought I read about a new Gedcom that would transfer TMG easily. I really appreciate any and all input on this matter. Thanks Mary
  4. deleting multiple sources

    Hi Jim...me again. So I did as you said. Here's what I see...when I choose to "select" a project when I am on the screen when I first open TMG, my list of projects are listed on the screen. (I am trying to duplicate a project named "Sillman"). So I select my Sillman_.pjc project and the original project opens with the boo coo sources. The copied Sillman project is not listed on that screen. However, when I am on that screen and go down to the field at the bottom where there is "file" field and a drop down, I see my copied project (Sillman1_pjc) in the list. When I click on it, I get a message that says it doesn't appear to be a valid pjc file. The path is identical to all of my other projects that open when I click on them. Again, thanks for any help. Mary
  5. deleting multiple sources

    Hi Jim, well I did some clean up on my .PJC sources and followed your directions for the List of People. Unfortunately it did not make a new project. I tried it with leaving the field name as the default "my project" and also changing it to another name. When I go into the project the all the sources remain the same with several hundred with a "0" in the # of citations.
  6. deleting multiple sources

    thanks Jim...I will give it a try.
  7. does anyone know of a quick way to delete multiple sources at one time? I have separated my families into their own projects and when I imported all of my info into TMG9 all of the source dbs were put in each of my families projects. So in order to clean up the source listings I need to "expunge" many sources from each of my projects. thanks
  8. Source Report issues

    Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply. Sorry I wasn't so clear. I did a restore a backup of TMG6 to TMG9 and didn't use Gedcom. I ran the mentioned maintenance items and the issues remains. These List of Sources Reports have some real issues and I just can't figure out what the problem(s) is/are. Let me try to explain what I am seeing. So first off, I have multiple projects in TMG9. They were all backed up off 6 and restored in 9. I tried to do some "detective" work to figure out problems so let me explain what I have found. I am only working with two projects right now, comparing the source reports. I will call them project A and B. When I have A open in TMG I ran the source list report. Then I opened B and did the same. 90% of the source #s and source detail matches on both reports. However the other 10% is very confusing. Question...shouldn't all the sources and source #s be the same no matter what project is open? And, shouldn't the printed reports be identical no matter what project you are in when you run the report? This is what I have discovered so far: 1. I started working on A in 9 and added new sources. The # for some of these sources are on the report list, but there isn't any detail with the #. Yet when I go into the project and pull up the source list, the # is there, as well as the detail of the source. And, some of the newly added sources do have numbers and detail within the report. 2. So then I go to B-I added a few new sources in 9, source #1155-1156-1157. When I run the source report while in the B project, they aren't on it. However, when I go into the B project, there they are- #s with details. Worse yet...when I run the report while in A, those same source #s have total different detail with them. 3. Some of the sources on the report are printing with quotation marks in front and that throws off the alpha listing...yet I entered the source without any quotes. 4. On the printed report, some of the newly added source #s show the detail with it as "ancestry.com" yet when in the project the detail is exactly as it should be, i.e "Michigan marriage record etc". I think that's most of the issues. I hope I explained well enough...again, thank you! Mary
  9. Recently I installed TMG 9 and imported projects from (believe it or not, TMG 6...I've been on a Genealogy hiatus for a few years...but I'm back with a vengeance!) At any rate, I need to do some clean up in my source library. So I printed a Source list report and when I did the beginning of the list shows about 10 source #s but no source beside the #. Yet when I am in the project, and I look at the Master Source List, there is source detail beside those source #s that had no info beside the # on the printed report. So why doesn't that source detail show up in the report? Another glitch...when I run the report with a different project open, I get a totally different report, with fewer blank source #s. I also installed 9 on a lap top and imported one project to test it out. In one instance the source # has totally different source information than what it on my desk top pc. Any help is deeply appreciated! Mary L