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#1 Quish

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:06 PM

In 2008 I had an old Family Roots (hereafter FR) program for Apple converted to a dos version after which WhollyGenes imported it into a TMG formatted file. The result has been some unusual tags and issues. I am looking for help with these issues. At this point I am trying to make this old file into an on line database using Second Site.

For each marriage FR had four fields: spouse, marriage date, marriage place and marital status.  Now in TMG something has caused  a divorce tag to be added when a divorce did not occur and the only entry is an “N” in the memo field. I am attempting to get rid of all these without individually going through 16,000+ records. The fixes in TMG Utility do not seem to work.

Another problem is in Remarks in FR, they limited the length and redundant spaces are eliminated.  Footnotes were also allowed within the  text signified by ^1 etc.  When you ended up with something like this “…17Aug1817^1, after mother’s death…”,  in TMG and Second Site everything after the “^” is missing and I assume the caret is what is causing this.  Is there a way around this without going through all the records and removing it individually?  Again the fixes I have tried in TMG Utility do not seem to work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

I asked John Cardinal to take a look at your message.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 07:27 AM



I am not sure what is causing the issue with the ^ characters. If the data was lost during the TMG import process, then TMG will not have the data and so SS will not have access to it.


For the divorce tags, you should be able to remove those with TMG Utility. If you want to remove ALL divorce tags, that's easy. If you want to remove SOME divorce tags, that's a little harder. Let me know which it is.



#4 Quish

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 07:38 AM

I am trying to update from v9.3 to v9.5  I have downloaded  tmg9setup.  When I try to run that I get the message “Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file exists and is writable”.   I then downloaded Changelog. I saved that to   The Master Genealogist v9.logs.  I still get the same error message.  What am I doing wrong?

#5 Quish

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

I have found the solution to my problem in an earlier post.  Sorry to bother you.

Thank you

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