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  1. 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
  2. Thank you so much, Terry! Either of those will work beautifully. It's so hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes. Doris
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. TMGU Find/Replace

    Thank you, Terry.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Unlock product key

    Thank you, Michael!
  13. This cursed message is rearing its ugly head again every time I open TMG. Argh. I know there's a trick involving log in as administrator. I forgot how.
  14. List of People Query

    Oh my gosh. That's perfect, John. Thank you again!
  15. List of People Query

    I want to flag the Y-DNA tested males in my database and their direct paternal line ancestors where the Y line has been proven, then display an icon in SS to indicate this. I can easily attach a flag to each tested person that qualifies, but how can I select their direct paternal line in a Report\List of People query? Thank you! Doris
  16. Off-Topic - MyHeritage

    I've been a member for many years and have had no problems with MyHeritage. I find their DNA offering far superior to Ancestry and 23andMe. Their research is also excellent, a great supplement to Ancestry. One important factor is that they have a huge European membership and European sources that often are not available elsewhere. They have a pro bono program that recently offered free kits to more than a thousand adoptees and have just announced free kits to help reunite parents and kids in the border fiasco. They use FTDNA's lab. Doris
  17. Edit function

    Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your instructions. I apologize for my delayed reply. Something came up and kept me from my computer, but I'm always grateful for your help. Best, Doris
  18. Edit function

    For as long as I can remember, the Edit function page has most items grayed out, including Insert Object. I was always able to ignore it as just an annoyance and could find a workaround. However, I'm now trying to insert a PDF as an exhibit and can't figure out how to do it. Can someone please help? Thank you. Doris UPDATE: I figured out how to right click and get an OLE box, but what do I put into it. It won't accept a paste or a path to the file. Help???
  19. Strangely, when I select a tag from the list, the default is to Close rather than Select. It's more of an annoyance than a complaint. However, when I add a new custom tag, or try to change the name of a tag, TMG accepts the tag, adds it to the list (in Tools\Master Source List), but won't bring it up when I try to Select it from Add. I've tried Optimize, close project and reopen. Any suggestions? Thank you, Doris
  20. Oh my gosh, as easy as that. I'm embarrassed. Guess it was a senior moment. Thank you, Terry.
  21. Flags topic, new question Jim and Terry refer to using flags to define reports. Can someone please tell me how to do this? I have assigned a flag to mark my DNA Matches. How can I now find everyone with DMA Match flag set to Y? Thank you! Doris
  22. The Flags tab no longer responds. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that TMG seems to open in Repair Mode every time I start it? The Flags function seems to operate in the background because my accents, etc., are OK, but I can no longer bring up the Flags window for a person. Should I reinstall? Thank you. Doris
  23. Error in Scan

    I have not been able to Scan directly from TMG for a long time. When I attempt it, I get this popup from TMG: VFPCOM.DLL is not registered. I've used alternate methods to the occasional image but now I'd like to add a bunch. It would be so much easier if the Scan feature would work. Thank you for any suggestions. Doris
  24. Error in Scan

    OK, Terry. Thank you. That's what I've been doing, but it certainly is time-consuming.:-( I know I used TMG's scan feature years ago. I liked being able to get an image into TMG then fix it later. Of cvourse, some of them never got fixed so your approach is better. I'll do that.
  25. Is it possible to add a universal tag or note to a TMG project? I don't see a way to do this in TMGU, but I may be missing something. My intent is to post a bare bones (BDM) tree to sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage but provide a link to my SS website for full details, sources, photos, etc. I know I can use their profile pages for this, and I have already done that, but I would really like the website referral to be front and center whenever someone views a person page on those sites. Thank you for any suggestions. Doris
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