Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Today
  2. Variable "RULESET" is not found

    Check File / Preferences / Current Project Settings / Other and make sure that Source Categories is set. 'RULESET' refers to which source categories is being used by the project (Custom, Mills or Lackey). Very rarely, the setting is blank or missing (likely because the .PJC file for that project is damaged). It should almost surely be set to 'Custom'. The .PJC file should have this setting in the [Advanced] section. SourceRule=3 (3 is custom) There might be spaces around the '='. Those are of no consequence.
  3. Yesterday
  4. I am attempting (for the first time) to create a dataset. I filter the Project Explorer by selecting all persons with flag OneName = Y Then I copy all Project Explorer to Focus Group. Focus Group contains the 2706 people I expected. Under data set Manager I set up a new data set called OneNameDS. I selected all the options presented. Ran the procedure and everything seemed to go right. I now have an empty data set. When I try to Move Persons from the Focus Group to the data set, it runs for a few moments but then stops with the Error Message Variable "RULESET" is not found 1248 Move Person 2. Am I doing something wrong or is something wrong with the programme? More importantly, how do I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help.
  5. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    This is some sort of system-level issue, not a TMG issue. Your system user folders have been redirected to One Drive. If you can't figure out how to undo this, my only suggestion is to disable One Drive. You still haven't responded as to whether the johnt user account is intentional or not. Win10, by default, takes your user name and reduces it to 5 characters by some sort of algorithm. The 'johnt' account would be a typical result.
  6. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Jim: OK. I Uninstalled TMG9 and deleted all TMG9 folders on my computer. Then I reinstalled TMG9 in Administrator mode and unlocked it. The installer puts the TMG files in the One Drive folder and does not give me an option to put them somewhere else. I then moved the two folders, one in johnt\AppData\Roaming and one in johnt\One Drive\Documents to the equivalent location under user John Tippet. I then edited the File\Preferences\Program Options\General\ and File\Preferences\Current Project Options\Advanced\ settings in TMG9 to the new location under user John Tippet. When I open the Sample Project TMG9 still crashes. Plus the TMG9 folders reappear in johnt\AppData\Roaming and johnt\One Drive\Documents whenever I run TMG9, even after I have deleted them. I am desperate to fix this problem. Please help. John
  7. Out to GED file

    The method that worked for me was this. I added myself to the focus group. Then I added my ancestors. Then I tried to add descendants but nothing happened. Zip. Then I thought okay what if I select all of the focus group individuals first and then add 1 descendants... and that worked perfectly. So that worked. Thanks guys. I wouldn't have figured it out without you. Paul
  8. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Your projects should never be located in the OneDrive folder or any folder (DropBox, etc.) that is being synced or backed up real-time. Syncing works fine for single files but a TMG project is a collection of files. If any single project file gets out of sync with the set, the project is effectively destroyed. This does not have to do with TMG working correctly but has to do with project integrity.
  9. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Note: One Drive is a cloud storage service offered by MIcrosoft. Is this part of the problem?
  10. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Jim: For comparison, on my old Windows 7 computer on which TMG9 is working, there is only one user: John The TMG9 files are in: C:\Users\John\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\ C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9\ In TMG9 under File\Preferences\Program Options\General\ and File\Preferences\Current Project Options\Advanced\ all paths are the same as above. Note that on my new Windows 10 computer, the folder C:\Users\johnt\One Drive\Documents\ is the main "Documents" folder that contains all my documents, not just the TMG9 project files, reports, etc. John
  11. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Jim: I decided to start anew with a clean sheet of paper. I am logged into user account John Tippet I deleted The Master Genealogist v9 folders in C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\ and in C:\Users\johnt\One Drive\Documents\ I reinstalled TMG9 as administrator and unlocked the program. After the above operation, I find The Master Genealogist v9 folder in C:\Users\johnt\One Drive\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9 (the project data files). I also find The Master Genealogist v9 folder in C:\Users\johnt\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 (the program files) I open TMG9 and select the Sample Project. The program crashes. I tried to open TMG9 again and this time the program didn't crash immediately. I checked the File\Preferences\Program Options\General and File\Preferences\Current Project Options\Advanced tabs and all show the file locations as C:\Users\johnt\One Drive\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\... TMG9 then crashes. I am at a loss as to what to do next. John
  12. Out to GED file

    Okay I was thinking of doing it the second way with a list of people and 1 descendant. Here is the situation. When I started my genealogy research some 40 years ago I had a plan in mind. The plan went south but... so I have a database of 66,000 names. Those names are basically all Acadian records from the archives and parish records of the southern part of the province in New Brunswick, Canada. So far so good. My genealogy is within it. Also so far so good. I have noble families. Not so good because they go way way back. So I tried the first way with the project explorer but I found that even selecting all of them didn't get them all. The reason was I had to open each of the collapsed families to select them. Otherwise the main families were selected but not the children. No way I was going to open up 3000 individuals and click each one... yup... you heard it right. So I was playing around with a whole bunch of different things and then I crashed the database. I restored it from backup. I lost a bit of stuff but basically everything is okay. So I was kind of leery about trying that again. Weird stuff kept happening until I simply gave up and restored the backup. Now the first thing I tried was what Doris said. I did a list of people and ran the GED from that. I did a simple list of people who were ancestors of mine. But it didn't get the children of the families I wanted. I couldn't figure that part out. Then I tried the project explorer and select all of them but that didn't work either and I crashed the database somehow. Tomorrow I will give the Focus group a try. And let you know how I make out. I thought of the 1 descendant option a day ago but didn't think it could be that simple so I didn't try it. Paul
  13. Last week
  14. Bulk Deleting of Missing Exhibits

    You can use the File / Validate File Integrity / external exhibits feature to re-link the exhibits (assuming that each external exhibit has a unique filename).
  15. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    > When I select Switch User from the Windows Start Menu, there are two options: John Tippet and John Why? Are both accounts intentional? > I just noticed that there is a The Master Genealogist v9 folder at C:\Users\johnt\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 in addition to the one in C:\Users\John Tippet\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 > Is this the source of the problem? Should I just delete this folder? Sure, if it shouldn't exist. Did you fix the paths in the app.ini in the John Tippet account? Jim
  16. I have over the years put exhibits into the person view as external links... Then call me crazy I resorted my folders on the computer and now all exhibits are frowny faces... I know I can delete one at a time, but is there a faster way? Over 6000...
  17. Out to GED file

    Another option, Paul, is to create a Focus Group of the desired people, since once you select a set of people you can add ancestors or descendants as desired. If I understand what you want, I would start with a Focus Group of only the one person and select (click on) them. Now check only Ancestors and set the Generations number high (e.g. 250) and Add them. That gets all the person's ancestors. Next "Select All" the people now in this Focus Group, uncheck Ancestors, and Check Descendants BUT set the number to only ONE so you only get the children of all these ancestors (including the children of the person). After you Add those children you may wish to "Select All" the people now in this Focus Group, uncheck Descendants, and check Spouses to get all these people's spouses. You could "Save" this Focus Group to some name, or simply do the Export now and in "Step 4 Export what people" choose "People in the Focus Group" Hope this gives you ideas,
  18. Out to GED file

    Hi Paul, I do this a lot. For me, the easiest way is to create a new Project using the List of People report, then running a Gedcom from that. Doris
  19. Out to GED file

    I need to output a GED file of a family including all the children for each ancestor. But I cannot figure out how to do that easily. Is there a way to do that? In other words I want to output a piece of the database for one person's ancestry but including all his children, and all his ancestor's complete family including their children. I haven't figure out a way to do that yet. Paul
  20. Several weeks ago I had an problem where the tag for birth changed to baptism. And I changed it back to birth in the master list. However now the reports are using baptised instead of births in the reports. I have no clue why the original problem started but now I need to get this fixed as I have a huge project on the go. Is there a way to reset the master list of tags so that this stops happening? Paul
  21. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    OK. I edited the .pjc file for My Project and also the Sample Project to put in the correct paths. TMG still crashes. When I select Switch User from the Windows Start Menu, there are two options: John Tippet and John In C:\Users there are the following: John, John Tippet and johnt The John folder is empty I just noticed that there is a The Master Genealogist v9 folder at C:\Users\johnt\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 in addition to the one in C:\Users\John Tippet\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 Is this the source of the problem? Should I just delete this folder?
  22. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    John, Edit the .PJC file for each project using Notepad and correct the paths manually. That way, you can correct the paths without needing to run TMG. I really don't understand the entire mess. Have you checked the operating system settings to make sure that you don't have both user accounts? It's as though you did some sort of system restore on the new machine that really mucked it up. Jim
  23. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Jim: I moved the The Master Genealogist v9 folder that contains the app.ini file (among others) to: C:\Users\John Tippet\App Data\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 I moved the The Master Genealogist v9 folder that contains My Project and the Sample Project to C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9 I then ran TMG9 and had problems with it crashing but eventually got it to work long enough to be able to change the default file location under Preferences\General\Default Project Path to C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects The program is still crashing. I notice in the Preferences\Current Project Options\Advanced all of the paths there are incorrect. I assume I should correct these? This will take some time as I don't get many keystrokes in before the program crashes. What do you suggest I do next? John
  24. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    John, I'm assuming that you are logged into the John Tippet account, and that you were logged into that account when you installed TMG? Is the johnt account intentional (and the account exists)? I'm assuming that the answer to the first question is Yes and the answer to the second question is No. Move the ...\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 folder to the John Tippit account Roaming folder. You should never store and use TMG projects in a folder that is being synced unless you want your projects destroyed. Move your projects folder to C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9 and fix the Preferences folder path to point to: C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects Again, the app.ini will need to be edited to make sure that all paths point to the default user folder. Waiting for your response. Jim
  25. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    Jim: Thank you very much for responding to my plea for help. I am a long-time user of TMG and the thought of not getting it to run on my new computer has been devastating. I did not copy the app.ini file between machines. All I did was to install TMG9 on the new machine when logged into the John Tippet profile. Here is my current situation: In C:\Users\John Tippet\AppData\Roaming\ there is no \The Master Genealogist v9\ sub folder. In C:\Users\johnt\AppData\Roaming\ there is a \The Master Genealogist v9\ sub folder that includes app,ini. When I open TMG9 I find that the File / Preferences / General \ Default Project Path is C:\Users\johnt\OneDrive\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects\ I am at a loss of what to do next. Please hand-hold me through this process. What is my next step? John
  26. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    You restored the app.ini file from the old system and it's full of incorrect paths. Edit the app.ini file on the new system and correct all of the paths. You should _never_ copy the app.ini file between machines. "C:\Users\John Tippet\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9\app.ini" > In C:\Users\John\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\ there are two subfolders: Backups and Configuration_files > In C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents there is no The Master Genealogist v9 subfolder. Doing a clean install of TMG9 should have created the 'The Master Genealogist v9' folder in Documents unless you have the Documents folder located elsewhere. This didn't happen? Don't tell me that you didn't do a clean install of TMG9 on the new machine. <g> If you run TMG and the user folder is missing, it should automatically be created. Copy the Backups and Configuration_files folders to the correct TMG folder (if they have content). You can then delete the John user account folder. The John user account shouldn't exist on the new machine but if you restore a TMG backup with incorrect paths, sometimes some of the project-specific folders might be created (backups in particular). Open TMG and open Preferences and make sure that the folders path is: C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects (again, unless you have located things in a non-standard location) File / Preferences / General \ Default Project Path You need to open each project on the new machine and review and correct the project-specific paths. File / Preferences / Advances / the 8 project-specific paths What am I missing?
  27. TMG9 Crashes at Random

    I recently bought a new Windows 10 computer. When logged into user profile “John Tippet” after installing TMG9 and selecting the Sample Project I get the following error message: Exhibit folder “C:\Users\John\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Exhibits was not found. Do you want to use default Exhibit folder? When I select yes, after loading and retrieving messages the program crashes. In C:\Users\John\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\ there are two subfolders: Backups and Configuration_files In C:\Users\John Tippet\Documents there is no The Master Genealogist v9 subfolder. I had previously installed TMG9 on my new computer with the same issue above except that I could navigate a few steps through the program Sample Project before it crashed, seemingly at random. I even managed to restore the TMG project file from my old computer but had the same random crashes. Any idea how I can fix this? John Tippet
  1. Load more activity
×