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  1. This website contains all nonliving people in my database, and most lines are now supported/proven by DNA matching. Ancestral lines are well documented; others may or may not be. My maternal lines are entirely Colonial New England and New York. My dad's father's lines are from England and his mother's line s lines are from Germany, all mid-1800s. This is an ongoing project that uses many TMG and Second Site features. I hope others will find it of interest. Read the home page for an overview of what you may find. Use the Search and Index tabs to zero in on individuals and the Charts to understand the relationships. Click on anything underscored for more information: https://doriswheeler.org.
  2. TMG to the Bitter End

    I too am a long-time user of TMG and bought RootsMagic as a backup. My favorite backup, though, is SecondSite, which is not a genealogy program at all. It is a website builder. Having a website that is not only online but also on my keychain (via a flash drive that also holds TMG backups and Gedcoms) makes my data accessible to all. Second Site, like TMG Utility and several other amazing programs, is written and maintained by John Cardinal. If you haven't experimented with it, I certainly recommend it. You can see some sample sites here: https://www.secondsite8.com/. Doris
  3. Datasets vs. projects

    Thank you, Jim. Somehow I missed your reply earlier, and I apologize for my delayed response. Doris
  4. Is there a way to convert a dataset to a project? Thank you. Dorisw
  5. web site

    What do you mean by providers? If you mean websites, I use Family History Hosting, which John Cardinal owns nd maintains.
  6. web site

    Hands down, Second Site https://www.secondsite7.com/. See the Example Sites. I've used it since it was first available and have found nothing comparable in flexibility, usability and jus plain fun. Doris Wheeler https://doriswheeler.org/
  7. Making exhibits primary

    Please cancel. I apparently achieved what I wanted even though the Primary option was grayed out. I don't know why it worked, but it did. Doris
  8. The option to make a particular exhibit primary is grayed out in the Exhibit Log. Interestingly, in at least one case, the exhibit I want to be primary is the one that shows on the TMG person page. A different one shows in Second Site, Suggestions, please? Doris Wheeler
  9. Can't find missing exhibits

    Carl, I would just find the 1850 census online and download/attach them again. That's probably a quicker solution. Doris
  10. Chart printing (vcf to pdf)

    If you have it in vcf, you can get it printed at specialty firms. Try engineering types that print large blueprints, or look for large poster printers. I found them by Googling.
  11. Chart printing

    Hi Duncombe, I always used the Visual Chart function of TMG for wall charts. It works spectacularly. Look it up in the Help Index. Doris heeler
  12. Thank you, Terry. I tried using the LOP report and it returned zero, then I just tried it again, and it worked great! So sorry to have bothered you. I didn't even reset the filter, just ran it again. How weird is that?!
  13. I think I may have inadvertently turned on a flag for people who should not have it. Is there a way to get a list of people with a certain flag turned on? Or can I delete the flag and will that remove it from everyone's profile? I've checked TMGU. Thank you! Doris
  14. I'm finding a need to add a "child" rather than a son or daughter. I see this option on the Add Person Type screen, but it is grayed out. Is there a way to activate it? Doris Wheeler
  15. Thank you so much, Terry! Either of those will work beautifully. It's so hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes. Doris
  16. Out to GED file

    Hi Paul, I do this a lot. For me, the easiest way is to create a new Project using the List of People report, then running a Gedcom from that. Doris
  17. TMGU Find/Replace - Reposting

    Thank you, John, as always! This worked like a charm and saved me gobs of time and probably lots of oversights.
  18. Is there a way to target the Name field to remove the asterisk I have attached to the first name of every immigrant in my database? It is interfering with the matching algorithms at Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc. Or is there some other way to accomplish this? Thank you. Doris
  19. History Tags

    Thank you, Michael, for that valuable info about beesoft. I had no idea. Also am I correct in stating that the History tag does not transfer via Gedcom or direct software to other companies (in case you ever need to leave TMG)? Doris
  20. TMGU Find/Replace - Reposting

    Thanks, svhous. I have done that, but I'm trying to remove an asterisk from the names of these people. TMGU doesn't seem to have that feature, unless I'm missing something. Doris
  21. TMGU Find/Replace

    Thank you, Terry.
  22. In order to quickly spot all my immigrant ancestors, I attached an asterisk to the end of the person's first name. It also lets me attach the immigrant icon. Now, many years later, I know that this asterisk interferes with the matching algorithms at all the companies. I've been hoping their programming would eventually correct this, but the problem is just getting worse. I thought TMGU's Find/Replace facility would let me remove these asterisks, but I can't find how to do it. (1) How do I identify the first name as the target in TMGU? Or is there another way (besides manually)? (2) Has anyone found a way to accomplish what I want? And, oh by the way, (3) How to make direct ancestors stand out? I already use a pedigree icon in SS that shows up on person pages and in the index, but I'm thinking of the situation where one is looking at a person page for someone who has multiple children. To find the one child who is in my direct line, I now have to click on all of them to see their relationship to me. Ideally, I could use a flag that would cause the name field for each direct line person to display in color or italics or something distinctive, and of course that would carry forward via GEDCOM or transfer and on to SS, GS, GP. Thank you for any suggestions. Doris Wheeler
  23. Backup problem

    OneDrive, or any automatic backup, seems to be a major problem for many of us. If it runs while our files are open, they can be corrupted. Doris
  24. Dave, a Descendant Report will show all the descendants of a particular ancestor. If you're looking to find all DNA matches to one or more relatives you have identified as DNA relatives to this Native ancestor, you might try RootsFinder, a remarkable genealogy program with amazing DNA features. Check it out.
  25. Unlock product key

    Thank you, Michael!
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