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Jim Byram

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  1. Place styles

    You never want places using the US style and the UK style in the same data set because of the place levels differences. Good tip about TMG Utility. See my comments two replies up.
  2. Place styles

    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.
  3. Place styles

    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
  4. Place styles

    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.
  5. Can't find missing exhibits

    Carl, You are welcome. Happy to help. Jim
  6. TMG-L mailing list

    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. Datasets vs. projects

    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. The error has something to do with copying the sources / source types linked to the tags used by the people being moved. I'd reboot the system and you need to revert to the backup that you made before trying the move.
  9. 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.
  10. Can Census Source "Lumps" be too big?

    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.
  11. Can't find missing exhibits

    Carl, Send me the __I.dbf and __I.fpt files (letter 'eye') and I'll see if I can identify the two exhibit records. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  12. TMG 9 program problem

    This is a common Windows problem. You run some application (TMG, in this case) and the installer for some other application (Roxio, in this case) cranks up. With TMG, it's usually the Microsoft Office installer that gets involved. Go to Programs and Features and run repair for the Roxio application. If that's not available, uninstall and reinstall the Roxio application.
  13. Probable corrupted project

    John, Saw your post on the mail list earlier. The description sounds like real-time corruption by a cloud, backup or antivirus/anti-malware program. I'll write David to request the current project to examine. Jim
  14. Can't find missing exhibits

    To what are the exhibits linked? Citations? Use the appropriate list report to make a list of the items that the exhibits are linked to. Then open each and check the exhibit.
  15. Can't find missing exhibits

    Check the 'Last VFI.log' in the folder with the project files.
  16. How do I stop filtering out non-primary tags?

    In the Tag Box, right-click and clear the 'Primary events' filter under the Filter for... selections. You could also deal with this using the Tag Box options in Preferences.
  17. Error Message re Makespeed

    Error messages are dynamic and are only meaningful to the developers. I've never seen this one. Run the TMG v9.05 UK installer and select [Repair]. That will fix any missing or damaged program components.
  18. Error Message re Makespeed

    I don't get the error. Run Optimize, Validate File Integrity, Optimize and then Reindex. Run Maintenance / Performance Recommendations again and see if you still get the error.
  19. Bad ID Number

    Filling unused ID#s really serves no purpose. I never change ID#s since they are the base of my filing system. The next ID# should be the last used plus 1. You don't use F2 to get that. You did change the high ID# to the next available before the gap? Have you tried reindexing? Something really bad happened to get the REF_ID numbers to jump like that. If it were me, I'd revert to the last backup before this happened. You could send me your project to check before you do anything (a backup with project files, accents and filters only). You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  20. The selected output destination is "Printer"? To make sure that the program installation is not damaged, run the TMG v9.05 installer and select [Repair].
  21. Relationship not connecting

    What version of TMG are you using? I'm not sure whether her father should show a relationship. Refresh the auto-relationship tag and see what happens. File / Preferences / Current Project Options / Other / click the [Refresh relationships] button. The Relation tag needs to be refreshed anytime that new people are added to the data set.
  22. John Cardinal posted about the release of T2G on TMG-L. *** TMG to GEDCOM v1.00 is now available. *** TMG to GEDCOM (T2G) is a faster, better GEDCOM export for TMG. It includes hundreds of features to customize a GEDCOM export including features custom-designed to work with popular GEDCOM readers like Ancestry.com. TMG to GEDCOM will only work with TMG databases written by TMG v9.04 or v9.05. TMG to GEDCOM allows export templates and, initially, has templates available for Ancestry.com (public and private), GENviewer, Gramps. and Legacy. You can save your own templates for custom configurations. See the following URL for more information about TMG to GEDCOM (T2G): https://tmgtogedcom.com/en/tgn001.htm
  23. Sources Slow to Load

    I tried all of the different ways that you list and it never took more than 1-2 seconds to open the source list. Your project has 1438 sources.
  24. Sources Slow to Load

    Pam, Opening the master source list in in the project we were working on took only a couple of seconds on my system. Jim
  25. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    Hopefully, you're not using real-time sync or backup on your project (DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.). I've never seen "[conflicted] added by TMG to a data file filename so I'm assuming that some external application is responsible for this. You need to back up your project files every work session. Rebooting your system might allow a backup to be restored. I can examine your project to see if it can be recovered. Having a data file deleted by some external application is not rare and happens. That's why frequent backups are critical. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram