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  2. This website contains all nonliving people in my database, and most lines are now supported/proven by DNA matching. Ancestral lines are well documented; others may or may not be. My maternal lines are entirely Colonial New England and New York. My dad's father's lines are from England and his mother's line s lines are from Germany, all mid-1800s. This is an ongoing project that uses many TMG and Second Site features. I hope others will find it of interest. Read the home page for an overview of what you may find. Use the Search and Index tabs to zero in on individuals and the Charts to understand the relationships. Click on anything underscored for more information: https://doriswheeler.org.
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  4. Thurs. June 4, 2020

    To Whom It May Concern at Wholly Genes:

    I have been using my TMG v5 Software intermittently since 2005. I like the program. Today, I want to work on using a backup .sqz file in a new installation. 

    If I am not successful, I will be in touch with you again for support.

    Thank you for still being there to help.

    Suzanne Martinsky 


    1. Michael Hannah

      Michael Hannah


      I tried the email addresses you have registered on this forum, but messages to both "suzanne" and "rich-n-suz' addresses were returned as unknown.  Let me know how to contact you as this Forum is now seldom monitored.


  5. That is my problem. Both of those mail addresses time out and I cannot get to them. I was finally able to get ahold of John Cardinal and he is helping me with this problem.
  6. GNIS location lookup in Win10/Parallels

    The URL for the GNIS search site had changed. All Lee posted was an edit to fix the URL. Nothing else was changed. Since I have no way to check the place search function when running TMG under Parallels, I can't be of any help. btw... I fixed the URL in the placeinfo.ini a bit differently than Lee but the end result is the same and it works fine under Windows 10. My placeinfo.ini is attached. Copy it to the correct folder replacing the existing file. "C:\Users\(your user account name)\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9" placeinfo.ini
  7. Nothing has changed. Contact John directly or post on the appropriate mail list. https://www.johncardinal.com/ https://www.familyhistoryhosting.com/
  8. None of John Cardinal's programs seem to be available. Has something happened to him? Will these programs become available again sometime? My web site created and posted through FamilyHistoryHosting says my site is Suspended. I have paid and am not in arears. Help! Martha Kuykendall
  9. I brought up this subject on the mailing list and apparently as far as Win10 goes, I was not the only one having trouble getting the GNIS location lookup to work after I'd upgraded to Win10. The "solution" was a customization of the link, because the URL has changed. (And I can get that customization for you if you want that.) This workaround apparently works for people who aren't using Parallels but it isn't working for me. When I click the world/globe icon, it brings up the dialog box, but when I click on the select button, nothing happens. It should open the browser and go to the URL, fill in the search criteria, etc etc. But it doesn't open the browser for me. I am running Chrome as my default on the Windows side and I never had any problems with that when I was running Win 7. Since this procedure works for the non-Parallels users, I have to assume it's something unique to it. Jim Byram, do you have any suggestions? TIA Robin in Short Pump
  10. I was able to create an Ahnentafel with 'all images' with no error. I tried outputting to screen, to RTF, and to PDF. The error might have to do with a particular image file.
  11. Thanks very much. I am now back in business. It seems perhaps to do with including images. It works with 'primary' image, but not with 'all images'
  12. The first step is to reset the report to the default configuration and see if that works. On the report definition screen, click [Reset Defaults]. If that doesn't work, run the TMG installer and select [Repair]. (The error message suggests that a program component is missing.)
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  14. Problem TMG or SS

    You're welcome. It's easy to forget these steps if you don't use them for a while.
  15. Problem TMG or SS

    Thank you very much. I think I knew this at one time but I neglected this step this time. How stupid of me.
  16. Problem TMG or SS

    Yes. In Data > Database section, when you set the Database, if you have more than one Data Set Second Site asks you which one to use. I think you need to go back to that section in Second Site and re-set the Database. If you are using Selected Tags in that same screen you will need to reset them after you change the Database setting.
  17. Problem TMG or SS

    Wait- is there a place in second site where it should be set to the unaligned dataset? It is set to the project that contains the two datasets "worden" and unaligned.
  18. Problem TMG or SS

    Yes it is set to the dataset 'unaligned' which is where I got the list of 1711 people with a tag of 'unaligned' set yes
  19. Problem TMG or SS

    Second Site will only recognize people in one Data Set. Which Data Set do you have it set to use? Is that the same one that you found 1711 people in?
  20. I am not sure if my problem is within TMG or SS. My project consists of two data sets. With only one dataset (Unaligned) opened a report using lists of people with the flag ‘unaligned’ and no for ‘living’ setting shows 1711 people. However, when I run Second site using people setting ‘include based on flag’ – unaligned and exclude living it only shows 284 people. I must be missing something but I cannot figure what. Can someone help?
  21. I know I have come to this party late, but I agree with Terry; though you might consider me an extreme lumper. I try to keep in mind that purpose of a citation is to record where the data came from AND so that other researchers can seek out that same data (there are always transcription errors); replicate the data as scientists would say. This requires two things; identification of the source (e.g. a specific book) and identifying where that source can be found (e.g a specific library). In the case of a census record, finding it these days (post soundex) is rather simple online, but it is necessary to know things like the year, state, county, page number, etc. I know that people have a variety of solutions to the lump-split problem, but I think it is important to keep in mind how the citation will be used by a reader. I am a big splitter, in that I generate an separate source for each household; which means that there could be two or more sources on an individual census page. I do this because I want to be able to go back and look at a specific bit of data, and not search through a collection of census records for a particular year,. I have modified the census source to include: head of household, location, record type, enumeration date], record info (page/sheet number and lines), page, microfilm film number, and the website I downloaded the census pager from (I always keep a jpg image of the census page or the repository where I found the microfilm. I also add occasional notes; such as the hand-writing was hard to read or relatives residing close to each other.
  22. Exporting Data to Excel

    That seems to be what is happening, one Excel file per TMG data table, I have found no way to link the data for an individual person from one table to another. So, I think exporting to MS Excel isn't the solution. I spent a little time yesterday importing the separate GEDCOM files (there are seven) into seven separate TMG projects on an old laptap. So, with the two laptops, I can now compare the data in the seven old databases to my existing TMG project, in order to identify which tags were imported into TMG from each of these old databases. I guess that will have to do, for the moment. Thanks for the help.
  23. Exporting Data to Excel

    If I recall, TMG exports one Excel file for each TMG data table; however, I hit an Open dialog error when I try it. Is doing that useful? Not that I can see.
  24. Does anyone understand the file structure that results when a TMG database is exported to Microsoft Excel? I have five or six old (1994-2008) databases that I had imported (from a GEDCOM file) into a program previous to TMG (Brothers Keeper 5.0), which was the data originally converted into my TMG database. Unfortunately, Brother's Keeper would keep a list of sources (like a bibliography) associated with each person, but did not associate those sources with specific events, as TMG does. Over the last couple of decades I have been slowly updating my TMG database to include those event-specific citations for those sources (e.g., sourcing a birth date), so that each of those original people have all events sourced. This is fine for sources that are books, etc, but in order to link a specific database source to a specific event I have to be able to look at the original database to identify just which events were included. I can do that do some extent, as I still have those files in a TMG database (I first imported the original GEMCOM into a separate TMG project, which included a list of sources per individual, and then imported that TMG project into my current TMG database; there was some duplication, but not bad), on an old laptop. But, it is a rather rare event when I have both laptops at the time I want to work on the data. I have gotten some of that data, a bit at a time, by generating Family Group Sheets and saving those in MS Word files. But that is pretty tedious. It occurred to me to export the entire database, which worked. But, instead of a single Excel file, I got several, and I don't really understand how they would be useful. There is data, but I can't connect it to any individual person, or even make sense of it. So maybe there is another way. I see that I can also export to Lotus, which - if I remember right - is an old database program. I am wondering if I could then export to Lotus, and then import that file in to MS Access, which I have. I did generate the Lotus files, but had the same result of multiple files. Also, I couldn't get MS Access to open any of the files. I need to be able, in some way, to compare the data in the original database, to the data in my current TMG database, in order to source individual events; and do that in a way that requires the use of only one computer. I have those old databases in their original GEDCOM files, and a separate TMG project. All I have to be able to do is to identify what events were sourced by that original database. I would appreciate all ideas and suggestions; it wouldn't surprise me to learn I am going about this the hardest way possible. That's a tradition in my famly.
  25. Focus Changes to Different Person after Tag Entry

    Thanks, Michael. It's passed for the moment, but if it recurs I'll follow your advice.
  26. Focus Changes to Different Person after Tag Entry

    Might be enough, but for some people that did not work. Many seemed to need to force the presence of at least two or three valid entries to prevent the bug from reoccuring. And you can do that by just going to a couple of people by ID without clearing the history. Seems simpler.
  27. Why not just clear the view history?
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