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#1 Kwykoff

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 07:18 AM

:confused: Is there a particular place to post questions by new users? Or should I just use the TMG v6 Forum? I'm just importing data and beginning to use the program, so feel I have many very basic questions that I'm not sure where to ask. Jim Byram has already helped a lot, but I don't want to be a pest. Thanks :winkkiss:

#2 Virginia Blakelock

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:32 AM

:confused: Is there a particular place to post questions by new users?  Or should I just use the TMG v6 Forum?  I'm just importing data and beginning to use the program, so feel I have many very basic questions that I'm not sure where to ask.  Jim Byram has already helped a lot, but I don't want to be a pest.  Thanks  :winkkiss:

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The WG Forum is the best place to ask questions about a tmg software problem - like install and import (as you did). The TMG-L mailing list might be a better place to ask about techniques for using TMG - entering census data, sources, etc. - though you will get help on those kinds of questions on the forum as well. Jim Byram is the import guru (among other guru-capabilities) and will usually find those messages whether on the mailing list or the forum.

I highly recommend the tmg-l mailing list - a very friendly group where the most basic of questions are welcome. To subscribe:

http://lists.rootswe...ftware/TMG.html

Other sources of beginner help:

TMG guided tour (good overview): http://www.whollygenes.com/tmgtour.htm

Book 'Getting the Most out of The Master Genealogist: http://www.whollygen...tingthemost.htm

Video tapes or DVDs (including for Beginners: http://www.whollygenes.com/videos.htm

Check for a users group in your area:
http://www.whollygen...hp?showforum=51

And two *excellent* sites for tips and hints for beginners, compiled by experienced users, for entering data and sources, data sets vs projects, etc. This is a good place to start.

Terry Reigel's tmg tips: http://tmg.reigelridge.com/

Lee Hoffman's tmgtips page: http://www.tmgtips.com/

Hope this helps -

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#3 ggilbert1

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:38 AM

Yes post your questions to the V6 forum. You also might want to join the TMG Mailing List http://lists.rootswe...ftware/TMG.html and cross post your inquiries there. Sometimes the volume of messages on the list can be quite large, there are more TMG users that participate there, and you will get a wider perspective on how to accomplish something in TMG. The forum is operated by Wholly Genes, and is the 'official' communication channel, while the mailing list on Rootsweb is user operated. The mailing list has archives dating back to the early days of TMG.
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#4 Kwykoff

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:03 AM

I highly recommend the tmg-l mailing list - a very friendly group where the most basic of questions are welcome.  To subscribe:

http://lists.rootswe...ftware/TMG.html

Other sources of beginner help:

TMG guided tour (good overview):  http://www.whollygenes.com/tmgtour.htm

Book  'Getting the Most out of The Master Genealogist:  http://www.whollygen...tingthemost.htm

Video tapes or DVDs (including for Beginners:  http://www.whollygenes.com/videos.htm

Check for a users group in your area:
http://www.whollygen...hp?showforum=51

And two *excellent* sites for tips and hints for beginners, compiled by experienced users, for entering data and sources, data sets vs projects, etc.  This is a good place to start.

Terry Reigel's tmg tips:  http://tmg.reigelridge.com/

Lee Hoffman's tmgtips page:  http://www.tmgtips.com/


Thank you Virginia. I've been studying Terry's tips and find them really useful. I've also been looking at Lee's site. I have the book "Getting the Most ......", done the guided tour and already found a user group. BUT I didn't know about the Mailing-L. I'm very familiar with the RootsWeb-L lists (I actually moderate one) and will be joining it shortly. The next meeting of the user group isn't until 3rd week in Nov and I have questions now. I just didn't know where to ask them. So the List will be great. Thanks so much. :wub:
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:06 AM

Yes post your questions to the V6 forum. You also might want to join the TMG Mailing List http://lists.rootswe...ftware/TMG.html and cross post your inquiries there.


Thanks Glenn, I will join the mailing list this afternoon.
K :)




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