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  1. A marriage end by a divorce or the death of the spouse. My question is how TMG handles the death. I expect that in the events of a partner, a tag must be added when the marriage partner dies. Otherwise, a marriage seems to continue. What is the standard way of working?


    Any help is appreciated.




    I add the surviving spouse as a witness to the death. That way the death shows up on the surviving spouses person view.

  2. I have imported into TMG a several data sets from a distant cousin. In my main data set I have created some custom source types and really like to be able to import them into the data set I received. What sources there are in the new data set are imbeded in the memos and I would like to change them to my custom ones before I decide if I am going to merge the new data sets with my main one.


    Judy S.

  3. I am currently editing my main project and found with some of my censuses I have entered husband and wife as P1 and P2 and children as witnesses and some I have entered head of household as P1 and all others as P2. Apprently I changed methods at some point. I would like to be able to do reports and specify primary events only so I only have primary birth and death tags but have all other events in reports so I have residence1, residence2, occupation1, occupation2 tags etc. Does that mean that if I specify primary events in reports that my census tags will only print for the people that are listed as P1 and P2 and not for witnesses unless I specify "all events and wittnesses" in report options. I would like to be able to do a Journal report with primary birth and death information printing but have all other tag information print including my census tags with witnesses.



  4. The auto relationship tag is calculated when you first toggle auto relationship and is not changed until toggled again.  When you add a new person, if you add them to the parent that already has a relationship the new person's relationship will show correctly at this time.  To recalculate relationships as each person is added would significantly slow down the program. To-recalculate the relationships during a session, [Refresh relationships] from preferences.  An easy way to accomplish this is to add "Toggle Relative auto-tag" to your custom toolbar.  Go to: View > Toolbars > Customize. Toggle the tag off then back on to recalculate relationships.



    I can understand this if I was adding another person. This is a person already there and the relationship already calculated. I am just adding sureties to already existing tags. I am on the person view of a person related to me. I open a parent/child link from the parent's person view and add the surety. When I exit the parent/child link on the parent person view I loose the relationship calculation.

  5. I am editing some data sent to me by a cousin a couple years ago. I have the the Automatic "Relation" Tag on myself in Preferences. When I am in the Detail Person view of someone that is related to me the Automatic "Relation" Tag is showing up correct. When I open a child tag and then close the child tag on the parent Detail Person view the Automatic "Relation" Tag now says not related to me which is not correct. When opening and closing all other tags the Automatic "Relation" Tag works fine. It is only with the child tags. It is a real pain to have to refresh the Automatic "Relation" Tag each time I open a child tag especially if there are a lot of children.

  6. The surety level in the report options (General tab) may be set too high.  Try selecting 'Include blank surety' and 'No threshold'.





    That corrected the problem at least with the last two individuals. I will check the others. I am editing a file sent to me by a cousin and doing an Individual Detail Report as I go, to check my sentences. The second person in the marriage had not been edited and thus had no sureties. Thank you for your help.

  7. When printing to screen an Individual Narrative Report it will say "Person A married an Unknown person" instead of saying as it should say "Person A married Person B" . When I go to the detail screen of Person B and print to screen an Individual Narrative Report it will say "An Unknown Person married person B". Not all the people in my project print that way. Some will print normally, that is "Person A married Person B". I do not see any difference between the marriage tags and sentences. I have done the following:


    Deleted marriage tag between two individuals and reentered.


    Did "Verify File Integrity" and then "Reindex".


    Closed TMG and restarted computer.


    None of the above worked.


    What should I do?

  8. I am using TMG version 6.02. The last 2 days when I first open a project my flag values are gone. I have closed TMG and reopened TMG and also restarted computer and the flag values are still not there. Yesterday I tried to restore from my last backup and got a box saying something like it was not a viable backup. I had to go to an earlier back up and thus lost a lot of my data entry. Today I was able to restore from my most recent back up. When I restore the flag values are there. Is there anything I can do so this does not happen again.