Import process from FTM 2012
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:04 PM
I moved my exhibits to the TMG folder.
Not sure what I am doing wrong, any help is appreciated.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:33 PM
You need to export your FTM database to a FTM 2008/2009 database (File / Export in FTM). Be sure to name the FTM database differently than your FTM 2012 database.
Then you should import that to TMG from the Welcome screen / [Import] button creating a new project.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:55 PM
The option in FTM is not under Backup. See File / Export / Output Format (dropdown list). FTM2012 Export includes FTM 2008/2009.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:08 PM
When I did it the first time, FTM 2012 exported - brought in all of the people correctly.
But did not bring in the exhibits.
Is there something you do in advanced import to link to the exhibits, pictures?
thanks for your help, sorry to be a pain. I'm very excited to try the reports in TMG.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:43 PM
Looks like you found it all right. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. When you are trying reports be sure to check out the Visual Chartform forum here. There are lots of examples of the customizing you can do in our charts - including color coordinating reports like the Family Group Sheet with box charts. You may also want to subscribe to the TMG Rootsweb mailing list here. The mailing list is particularly helpful for how-to-do questions in TMG.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:33 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:38 PM
Use the external exhibits feature and add the path where the image files are located.
Then complete the Validate File Integrity run and this should update the image links.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:08 PM
Thank you for your time & patience. I will do the Validate File Integrity later.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:51 PM
The export to Gedcom did not work. It looked so promising, but the details and people were garbled.
I exported my FTM 2012 file to the 2009 FTM program. I still had the old disk, so I reinstalled FTM 2009 on my computer. I opened the exported file and did a place validation. Then I exported this revised file, and uploaded to TMG. It took all night for the TMG program to process the information. I have no idea how long, I went to bed and left the computer running (which I never do).
There are over 8,000 in this tree and all of the people are intact.
Some of the towns are missing, and there are a few errors with people, that I am cleaning up. I also had information attached to people in pdf format, that did not come over. Not sure what I will do with that, but this is a process.
Yes, the conversion was a pain in the neck - however, the report capabilitiles of TMG are awesome. I printed my first prelimary report to pdf, complete with colored pictures. There are a few tweaks that I need to make for the reports to do exactly what I want, but the process is in place.
FTM is perhaps simpler and easier to use, definitely nicer to look at But the abilities of TMG outshine FTM. I will continue to enter data in my new TMG tree and not go back to FTM.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:34 PM
and fix something ?
I am using the 32 bit TMG v8
My computer is an I7-2600 3.4 GHz 12 GB DDR3 memory SATA II HD
which has allocated the job 13% cpu usage 96,488K memory
I am importing with genbridge a FTM 2008 file with 45,000 people and 3,200
Importing people and names took 3 days (July 1 at 9 am – July 3 at 6 am)
Importing other person information has been running since and is now at
36% - 41%
Which means at the current rate it will complete this phase July 6 at 3 pm
and I have no Idea of how many more phases there are
Jim Rader (916) 366-6833
my books are available at
5417 Whitehaven Way
Antelope, CA 95843
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:50 PM
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