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About Jim Byram

  • Birthday 09/22/1942

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  1. collaborating when entering data

    Since I don't have the current version, I can't really comment. Shared events have been added (not in Basics version). I don't know how events are sorted. AQ is a perfectly competent program with the unique collaboration feature. Try the free Basics version that acts as a trial. There is a page comparing the Basics version with the paid version.
  2. collaborating when entering data

    The only client genealogy database manager that I know of that has a collaboration module is Ancestral Quest. AQ has both Windows and macOS versions. https://www.ancquest.com/index.htm The collaboration module has the tools to maintain and manage the database for multiple collaborators on a server. I would think that HRE might allow such collaboration based on the original concepts assuming that it reaches a release stage.
  3. Damaged PJC File

    You can probably use the .pjc file from the backup to replace the damaged one.
  4. Will Windows11 and TMG9 Work Together?

    TMG v9,05 runs just fine under Win11 as do other 32-bit programs.
  5. Jim:  LadyBonita here aka Bonita Hillmer.

    I am having a problem trying to run a desc indented report.  It tells me my G.RPT is missing or invalid.  I have confirmed IT IS THERE ... so must be messed up.  I do not have a problem putting in memos during input ... so must be something old.   I tried running and Events report, selecting all memos ... same error.

    I have run all alternatives of Maintenance including Validating files ... zero results.   I have tried Repairing TMG (before I realized it was unique to my Main Project.

    Terry suggested I contact you ... BTW, I have a cat, Sherlock, that looks similar to yours

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    1. Jim Byram

      Jim Byram


      You have a custom Indented Descendant Narrative report named "G"?

      In any event, the first step in resolving any report issue is to reset the report configuration to default and test the report. If that works, then you can make any wanted changes to the report configuration.


  6. Tracy, The genealogy software clients that you might want to check out are RootsMagic, Family Historian, Legacy and Heredis. RootsMagic 7 is the current version and RootsMagic 8 is in development and in in public preview. Family Historian 7 is current. Legacy 9 is current. Heredis 2021 is current. Former TMG users have moved to all of those programs. And of course, there are other programs. I moved to RootsMagic in late 2014 and moved from RootsMagic 7 to Family Historian 7 in February. FH7 added sort dates and that makes it work with GedSite much better. Jim
  7. You need to enter the registration information exactly as received in the email from Wholly Genes. 1) Enter the information running TMG normally as a standard user. 2) Enter the information a second time running TMG as administrator. Right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'. Respond affirmatively to the security prompt and then enter the registration information. Exit TMG once that is done. Now you can run TMG normally.
  8. Age at marriage

    If I modify the second sentence to... [P] married [PO] <[PARO]> <[DD]> <[L]><, when they were [A] and [AO] old><. The ceremony was witnessed by [WO]><. [M]> It works fine for me. You want the age variables in the same order as the principals irrespective of who the output is for and the above accomplishes that. All of the dates are complete, right? Read help about the date requirements.
  9. Assuming that all names of interest are in a focus group and that focus group is current... 1) Use the List of People to create a new project with the secondary output under Options. The subject of the report should be 'Focus Group'. 2) Import the data set in that new project into your main project. You now have your main project with the original data set and the new data set. I would clean up the new data set before merging it into your main data set. 3) Merge the new data set into your main data set. At this point, I'd delete the new data set to keep things simple. Now you can merge any people in your main project that need merging and do whatever additional cleanup required.
  10. Hello Jim,

    Can you tell me where I might purchase a TMG v9 license? I'm a longtime user of an older TMG version that doesn't work on Win 10 (I also seem to be a diehard TMG far).

  11. Multiple Exhibit Folders

    You want _NO_ TMG data that you are working with on a cloud location. None. No exceptions unless you are really hoping for a disaster to occur. TMG is not designed to work with cloud services and, eventually, something will go wrong. You can _copy_ your backups to cloud services so that the backups are available from multiple systems. The default TMG exhibits folder is... C:\Users\(your user account name)\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits (unless you have relocated the Documents folder). (I use a different folder in Documents (Gen_Media with subfolders) since the files are linked by multiple applications.) TMG can link to exhibits located anywhere; however, they are much easier to manage if they are located in one folder or one folder tree. You kill OneDrive by right-clicking on the icon in the taskbar tray (on the right) and selecting the options and turning everything off (unselecting items). If there is no OneDrive icon in the taskbar tray, then run OneDrive. After changing the OneDrive options, you can then exit OneDrive.
  12. Works fine for me (and has always worked fine). Windows 10 21H1 19043.1023
  13. backup error message

    Great. That suggests that some component was missing or not working correctly and the clean install fixed it.
  14. Children in Tag Box

    'Show children' is a display option for the Tag Box as opposed to being a filter selection. That's why the 'filtered' indicator didn't show.
  15. backup error message

    Try backing up to the default TMG backup folder and do not include anything in the backup except the project files, accents and filters.