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About Roy_Delos_Reyes

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  • Birthday 06/14/1944

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    Royal/Noble Genealogy, NASCAR, and Politics- pretty much in that order.
  1. Rootsweb Web Searches

    I personally want TMG to stay as far away as possible from intergrating with Ancestry... unless Bob takes over the programming and Quality Control departments at Ancestry! I use Ancestry a lot but always manually key in whatever I find there- I'd hate to think of a feature that would feed into TMG the Ancestry data like their member trees do {SHUDDER!}
  2. Exporting, and reimporting changes

    The only program I've ever worked with that did something like this was in a medical lab I worked for... and the cost ran into the mid six figures!
  3. FTM2009 Import

    Eileen, I think you'll find that TMG's policy is not to comment on the exact timing of any particular feature or update. You might, depending on the size of your database, consider using FTM16 and add the changes from 2008/2009 to your FTM16 and then do a direct import from 16.
  4. Identifying ancestors in the detail view

    Ahem... the way some people use tags and color they'd need a video card with 64 GIG of video memory! *GRIN*
  5. Backup errors in vista

    This usually happens when trying to backup to an external device. Try backing up to your main Drive and then copying the backup file to the external device.
  6. What I did was to give the grandparents another child using the given names of the other children (Joe-mary-robert-ernst-polly) and then made that person the parent of the "grandchild". Granted- it looks strange but with a note in the memo it pretty well makes things clear.
  7. Believe me- it is way more difficult, plus the fact that it would no longer be an Individual Detail Report. I'd set up a dummy person for each family I wanted such a report on (say "xxxx Family Chronline") and then make that dummy person a witness to each event in each family member's life. You could then run a report on that dummy person and have pretty much what you want.
  8. Journal Report (probably)

    The non-custom "style" under options will answer my first question (after looking a little harder). But, is there still a way to do more than one ancestral generation for the siblings spouses? Marlyn, I don't think there is an easy way to do it automatically but with hardwiring of either the marriage sentence or a custom tag it probably can be done. I'm assuming you want something like: "On March 4, 1859, in the villiage chapel of Much Sodding on the Marsh, Middleshire, England; he marriaed Polly Purebody daughter of Sir Arthur Purebody (who was himself the son of Lord James Purebody and Millicent Ravaged) and Lady Hycianth Buckette (who was herself the daughter of The Duke of Blunderforth and Vicountess Knoital)." I'm sure it can be done... but neither easily nor quickly I'm afraid.
  9. Quark versus Pagemaker

    Your best bet woulld be to see what format your publisher requires...assuming, of course, that your have selected a publisher. Some will accept Word files, others may require a PDF file.
  10. Journal vs. not quaranteed mother

    One either has to assume the children are the children of that wife or assume that they are from some other female or females. Lacking any indication that the children are not from that wife I'd link them to that wife and note that there is a possibility that such may not be the case but no evidence, at this point in time, is available to make a solid determination.
  11. Manual Flag Changes & Last Edit Date

    Iquit paying attention to the last Edited Date some time ago. I made a tag Logedit with the sentence [DD][M]. Then in the memo I just enter exactly what I updated. Since I'm usualy working with deceased people it places the tag at the bottom of the Detail window so I can always see what my last entry was on that person. Works a treat.
  12. Control Panel Changes to accept Unicode characters

    Of course there are creative thinkers among us... Bob Velke to name just one. Do you really think Bob hasn't been aware of this all along- and has made plans accordingly? TMG rarely comments on future developments and yet has managed to stay at the top of the heap for over a decade against some very well funded competition. Just look at that competition; with each release they try to get closer to what TMG already is. I trusted Bob and TMG with my data 10 years ago or more, I trust them with it today, and I'll trust them to meet my future needs until they show me that they can't meet them.
  13. Small File Import Merge and Renumber

    I think when Jim and I were importing the Stobie. GED sometime last year it ran to 466,862. Using TMG 4 with 512MB ram wasn't fun but it *was* interesting! *grin*
  14. TMG7 vs. the competion? Stability?

    Yep... but then it *is* only eye-candy <GRIN> I'll take function over form ever time.
  15. <br /><br /><br /> You guys are correct that the visual appeal is not there. I can see the power in the programming and the attention to detail is great but I have to wonder if this application will be around in 5 years if they do not get off the current technology. I program on the side in .Net and I use to program in FoxPro for Dos and VFP in the early 90's and foxpro was doomed as soon as Microsoft bought it, all the wanted was the patented Rushmore query ability to stick it into Microsoft Access. The writing was on the wall for VFP. Now the current technology like C# or VB.Net is much easier to program in because of the updated Framework 3.0 and 3.5, especially if you use SQL server on the backend. I guess my issue is that FoxPro is dead, the interface to TMG is suffering because it is on Foxpro. With Foxpro TMG will never get better looking, never get easier to use because the language is lacking. TMG is powerful and the company has done an incredible job with Foxpro but Foxpro is dead, and the interface looks like stuff written in the early 90's. Within 5 years Foxpro will probably not run on the OS that will be out in 5 years. Just like many Windows 98 programs do not run on XP or Vista. I like the interface in RootsMagic and FTM 2008. FTM 2008 is lacking the detail and power that TMG and RootsMagic has but I imagine in time it will get added since FTM 2008 is really a 1.0 release because it is a total rewrite. RootsMagic is written in C++ I believe I read somewhere, which never gets outdated, very portable to any C++ compiler with some work. If they use the example of FTM 2008 for tree view and web searching and clipping, and use the intuitiveness of RootsMagic and keep all the detail and power of TMG this program will be sitting pretty for years to come. They need to add some nice web clipping and merging capability like FTM 2008, With FTM you can merge data into a current person in your tree, it automatically creates the sources and citations which you can modify. Unfortunately FTM's data entry and display of a person's data is ugly. With our data being so valuable I just want to know from the developer's what are the future plans, I cannot believe that they are not currently planning something. I'm certain Bob and company have a development plan for TMG. I am also certain that they will NOT comment at this time on exactly those plans are; after all, why let the competition know what you plan to do. You'll note that TMG-7 hasn't been certified to run on win64 as of yet. For all we know the 64 bit TMG may well be going to be based on a new technology (and yes, Bob has indicated that at some point in the future we can probably expect a 64 bit TMG).