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  1. 8.07 and Mac

    I contacted support and, after a brief email exchange in which I had to clarify that suggesting I get Parallels wasn't helpful, I was able to get my old serial number. Support also suggested I post to this forum. I will note that the latest iteration of v. 8 looked more like it was going to install than the previous iteration did. Previously, the installer froze when it came time to choose between regular and custom install; the buttons to chose didn't work. This time, the error didn't occur until the actual installation was in progress. Maybe the next iteration of TMG 8 will work.
  2. 8.07 and Mac

    Since 8.07's installer is still not compatible with Wine-type shells, I need to downgrade to 7.04, I guess. Unfortunately, I don't have my old serial number. Is there any way/anyone I can contact for that?
  3. That's right, I'd forgotten that. I override my sentences that way all the time. Thanks, Teresa. As you surmised, I'm giving the bibliography priority as I work through my citations. While my example above had CD elements in the bib, many of my new source types do not. I'm hoping that the result will be a reduction in the size of the bibliography, while still having sources adequately represented. Since EE seems to work from general to specific in the citations, I've been going with that. The biggest change I've found, for me, has been when I'm looking at my Master Source List. Instead of seeing my sources grouped around an individual (my old way) they are grouped more around the website, book, or - in the case of censuses - the state or country. Learning to use the CD elements was hard, until v7 came along. Then I could plug in all the explanations into the Notes. When I'm going through a bunch of information from the same data set I end up with one bibliographical entry (for the data set) and the CD elements provide the variations for the individual citations. *scratches head* Am I making sense? As far as custom elements go, I've also added FORMAT and BIB FORMAT for the same reasons. I started running into trouble when EE had three or more date formats for the same source. That was when I started relying more heavily on the citation details. Thanks for all your feedback. It's nice to be able to bounce ideas off of others once in a while.
  4. Heh, Teresa. By the time I finished my post, you'd edited yours. If you'd like, I can provide an example of the way mine prints. Just let me know.
  5. Thanks, Teresa, I appreciate the feedback. My database is in a real state of transition. Before the publication of EE, I found myself to be a "splitter" but about the time EE came out, I started "lumping" my citations - at least as far as the bibliography went. Using EE's format has been an easy way for me to make the (gradual) transition. Your way makes a lot of sense, but just looking at it, I could see myself making a lot of your elements into "cd's" in order to have a single bibliographical entry. I'm assuming your example was for the initial footnote/endnote when I say this. Here's my version of your example: Bibliography: [bIB JURISDICTION]. < [AGENCY].> [CD6].< [bIB FORMAT].>< [CD8].> [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]< : [CD7]>. Full Footnote: [JURISDICTION],< [AGENCY]> [CD1]< ([CD2])>, [CD3];< [FORMAT],>< [CD8],> [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]< : accessed [CD4]>. Short Footnote: [JURISDICTION], [CD5]< ([CD2])>, [CD3]. Where "Bib Jurisdiction" is a custom element (in Volumes) that puts Mills' Jurisdiction element into proper bibliographical format, CD1 is the certificate type and number, CD2 is the certificate year (if it's not a part of the certificate number), CD3 is the person(s) of interest, the format is a custom element I put in "record type", and CD4 is the full access date for online information. CD5 is the same as CD1, only abbreviated, CD6 is the series (birth certificates, death certificates, etc.), CD7 is the access year for online (digital) images, and CD8 is the FHL micropublication number, if any. Doing it this way has given me more flexibility, while reducing my bibliography size. It is also sometimes easier to use the "CD" than to come up with custom elements to fit Mills' citations. Bedtime on this side of the world now. Will check back tomorrow.
  6. Hmm. I see where you are going with this. Most of my citations that need a Repository are set up in the "usual" way, but I'm sorting through less conventional stuff now, so am coming up against the Private Holdings portion of Mills' book. I've also been trying to use the Collection as the lead element for the bibliography as often as possible. The more I think on this, the more I think having multiple repositories would be the simplest solution. That way, I have, in a sense, an extra tier: The Collection The files or folder or group within the collection The Item(s) in the file or folder The subject of the item. Then, either the folder or the item can be the main footnote, while the subject would probably end up in a Citation Detail. (Part of the new "lumpy" me). Apologies if I'm not clear. It's getting toward Saturday evening here in Italy, and I'm halfway through my second Margarita.
  7. Terry, are you saying use the Repository Reference element for the Collection? I started out using that for what Mills calls the "last known owner" but ran into problems with the character number limitations. Right now, I'm using the Repository element for my Collection, the Repository Memo element for the last known owner, and the Repository Address for the current location. Which is more in-line with what I see as the original intention of the repository group. Now I'm wondering about ways I could show different collections at the same location. I suppose the easiest way would be to just create different repositories. I don't know, maybe this is a non-issue. Mostly, I'm curious if others have wrestled with this same problem and what solutions they came up with.
  8. I've been slowly converting my citations to be more in-line with Mills' Evidence Explained, which is also making me more of a "lumper." As I've been working through my privately held sources, I've been using the Repository element for the name of the collection, the Repository Address for its location, and the Repository Memo for the "Privately held by. . ." portion of the citation. Now, however, I'm re-thinking this. It occurs to me that I might have different collections within my own, personal, "repository." I've considered adding a Collection element to a little-used element group, but haven't yet done so. Has anyone else wrestled with the same problem? If so, what solutions did you come up with?
  9. 7.2 upgrade error messages

    Replying to my own post, in case anyone else runs into this. I closed and reopened TMG one more time, and the INDEXON bug seems to have disappeared. Don't know yet about the Alias not Found one.
  10. 7.2 upgrade error messages

    I'm still getting this error after the upgrade to 7.03. I also get the error if I try to either Reindex or Optimize my file. If I choose "Abort," which is - essentially - my only choice, then the maintenance function is aborted. I'm getting some other seemingly random errors when I do data entry, such as the "Alias not Found" one mentioned above, when I try to do any data entry. Is there any other work-around? Did I miss where this was already discussed and (hopefully) solved in another thread?
  11. Immigration sentences for children

    You're right, Bill. I should have known that. I've used Terry's census roles, and the one follows from the other, doesn't it? Thanks
  12. Will-Nuncupative

    You're most welcome, Teresa. As I said, we've been "doing" grammar all summer. We just finished the lesson on plurals versus possessives last week. You're right about the advantage of extra eyes. I'll be uploading some of mine soon for the same "going over."
  13. Will-Nuncupative

    Er, a very small correction for your sentence: In the Testator sentences, the correct word should be "reasons" not "reason's" because the word is plural, not singular possessive. Sorry, but I've been doing grammar with my 11-year-old all this summer. Katrina
  14. Immigration sentences for children

    I agree, and (perhaps) went one step further. I have folks immigrating and emigrating all over the place. One family of siblings moved, bit-by-bit, to Australia. They stayed for a time (some more, some less) then a few moved to Canada, and a few moved back to England. One of those who moved "home" to England eventually joined his siblings in Canada. So here's what I've done: First, I set up a custom place style, called "Migration," where [L1] = Destination City, [L2] = Destination State/County, [L3] = Destination Country, [L4] = Ship's Name, [L5] = Departure City, [L6] = Departure State/County, [L7] = Departure Country, [L8] = Port City, [L9] = Port State/County, and [L10] = Port Country. Then, I customized the Immigration Tag sentence to read as follows: Principle (male sentence example): [:CR:][:CR:][PF] arrived in <[L8],>< [L9],>< [L10]> <[D]><, aboard the "[L4]">, having departed from <[L5],>< [L6],>< [L7]>. <His intended destination was [L1]><, [L2]><, [L3]> <Also included on the passenger list was [R:Family Member].> <[M]> The only custom role I have is "Family Member" which reads (male sentence, again): [:CR:][:CR:][RF:Family Member] arrived in <[L8],>< [L9],>< [L10]> <[D]><, aboard the "[L4]"> with [P]<, [WM]>, having departed from <[L5],>< [L6],>< [L7]>. <His intended destination was [L1]><, [L2]><, [L3].> <[M0]> I know that the principle sentence is not grammatically correct when multiple family members are listed, but I suppose you could call this a "work in progress." Here's how it comes out: For Emma (Abbott) Rounsefell, I add the following to the Location: L1=Bathurst, L2=New South Wales, L3= -, L4=S.S. Oruba, L5=Plymouth, L6= -, L7=England, L8=Sydney, L9=New South Wales, L10= Australia. If I also have the date they left port, I could add it in the memo field. Her son, William Reginald James Rounsefell accompanied her. He has the "Family Member" Role in the Witness section. The sentences then read: Emma arrived in in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1894, aboard the "S.S. Oruba", having departed from Plymouth, England. Her intended destination was Bathurst, New South Wales. Also included on the passenger list was William Reginald James Rounsefell. For the son, I put "his mother" in the witness memo to get: William arrived in in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1894, aboard the "S.S. Oruba" with Emma Rounsefell, his mother, having departed from in Plymouth, England. His intended destination was Bathurst, New South Wales. Katrina
  15. Editing the Master Place List

    RadioHead, I feel your pain. I imported from Family Tree Maker, which has only one place to list the entire location as well as comments. I've been working on the MPL for months now. The easy stuff I finished long ago, but every Ancestral File Number I ever recorded in FTM is now a country on my MPL. Every occupation I ever listed is, too. But I'll get there. You will, too. This program is certainly worth it, I think.