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Jim Byram

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  1. Does any real-time backup or syncing application (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) have access to the project? You should not allow that to occur.

    Sometimes, after closing, TMG continues to run in the background. Check the Task Manager and close any running TMG process or reboot your computer. Then try to open TMG and the project again.

  2. RootsMagic has been able to do a direct import of TMG data sets since the fall of 2014 (RootsMagic v6.3.2.0). Many fixes and improvements have been made since the initial release.

    Family Historian has also been able to do a direct import of TMG data sets since the fall of 2014. Again, many fixes and improvements have been made since the initial release.

    Family Tree Maker and Legacy had direct TMG imports but both had many issues that were never resolved as far as I know. The current version of FTM no longer does a direct TMG import.

  3. If you use a copy of the template project that I sent and import directly into the existing data set (that has US styles), the data should be imported using the data set styles.

    Tested and this doesn't work. Data Set Manager / Import imports to a new data set (not the selected data set) and that will use the installation default styles.

    Terry's suggestion of using TMG Utility (below) appears to be the only solution and that will require editing the Master Place list to shift the levels for the place parts.

  4. That's surprising. Your default, I assume, would be UK and you should be able to select the data set in the Data Set Manager and select the US place styles since they are "built in". Maybe a dummy person is needed.

    I can send you a empty project with the US styles selected. You could keep this as a template and copy it as needed for new imports.

    Email me by clicking the link below...

    Jim Byram

  5. You can set the place styles globally in the Data Set Manager (File / Data Set Manager). If you do that in a blank data set and then import a GEDCOM, the places should use those place styles.

    Existing places in a data set will need to have their place styles changed manually in the Master Place List.

    You don't want to mix UK and US place styles in the same data set since you would have comparable place entities at different levels.


  6. Constance Chappell Horne wrote...

    I am sad to announce that Rootsweb is ending support for its genealogy email lists.

    I have created a new email list at Groups.IO here: https://groups.io/g/TMG-L

    To join, go to the home page and click on subscribe.

    Here is the official Rootsweb announcement:

    Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails.  Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.  Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb

    Constance Chappell Horne

    TMG-L List Administrator

  7. Sure. Keep in mind that a data set is a subset of the current project. Use the List of People report and the secondary output option. You will be copying the people in a selected data set to a new project. This process will not change the current project.

    The Subject will be a filtered group with the filter being Dataset ID = (the data set number).

    The Options / Secondary Output choice will be Create New Project with the project name and path in the field. You can tick the suppress output check box to reduce the steps.

  8. When you move your exhibit folder to a new drive or path, the external exhibits feature of Validate File Integrity will update the paths for all exhibits in the exhibits table. VFI can deal with all exhibits in one folder or with an exhibit tree or even more complex situations. It's a simple, quick and painless way to deal with this.

    If you have a exhibits tree and exhibits with the same names in different folders, TMGU needs to be used since it can update only the portion of the exhibit paths that have changed.

  9. This is how I have always recorded my U.S. Federal Census sources. Each source is based on the census year. All of the details are in the citation details. I have templates for the citation details so that they are consistent and would suggest that you do the same. Different census years have different templates based on the information recorded for the particular census year. 

    Bottom line... I have no reservations about this method at all. It has served me well over the years.