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#1 martielee

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:09 PM

Is there a way to export a gedcom with only my side of the family (ancestors, uncles, cousins, everyone) without including those of my ex-husband? I have thousands of names in the database so creating a focus group by individually selecting each person is just not efficient. I can’t figure out how to create a focus group for what I want. Or is there another way?

 

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#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

Check out Terry's article. You want to use a focus group and fine turn it until you have exactly the people you want.

http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Filters.htm



#3 Terry Reigel

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:47 AM

Marline,

 

It may help as you collect people into the Focus Group to temporarily make your marriage to your ex non-primary so the Add Others steps described in the article don't follow his line.


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#4 martielee

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

I have tried this over and over - all afternoon - and I'm frustrated.  I get all of the required people, but they are not  connected to each other.  Spouses are not connected to each other and children are not connected to the parents. I can't figure out what I'm overlooking.  I think I'm following Terry's steps exactly.



#5 Terry Reigel

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

What do you mean they are not connected? Not connected where?


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#6 martielee

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

When I import the gedcom into a new project, there are no children or spouses listed for anyone. I can select search and see them in the database, but they just are not connected to anyone.



#7 martielee

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

I also get a long list of error 6908, such as

 
 
6908 Warning : The GEDCOM file appears to be invalid. Missing Pointer : S1015.
6908 Warning : The GEDCOM file appears to be invalid. Missing Pointer : S318.


#8 Michael Hannah

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

Marlene,

 

Back in 2014 you were having problems generating GEDCOM files due to your McAfee's 'Real TIme Scanning' interfering with TMG.  Did you remember to turn this off?  As also discussed back then, do you have the 0 TRLR end-of-file tag in the GEDCOM file.


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#9 martielee

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:29 PM

Yes, I turn off McAfee every time I export a GEDCOM; it's annoying, but I do it.

 

No, I don't have the TRLR at the end. Why is that?



#10 martielee

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Ah!  I had run this 21 times (numbered my files so as to keep up). #20 seems to have worked and does have the 0 TRLR end of file. I imported it into a new project and all looks well.  

 

Not sure what I did differently that time, but I'll try again with different ancestor.

 

Thanks for your help.



#11 Terry Reigel

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

If you are not getting the TRLR at the end something is interfering with TMG writing the GEDCOM. It has nothing to do with which people you are including, but with some other program operating on your computer on the folder where TMG is writing the GEDCOM.

 

The usual suspects are cloud backup programs and some antivirus programs.


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#12 martielee

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:06 PM

Thanks!







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