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  1. TMG to the Bitter End

    I have been using TMG for many, many years - don't know what version I started with. I can't seem to find another genealogy program that will import the data in the fashion I have entered it into TMG. For instance, I use the NOTE tag type to input miscellaneous information about a person that doesn't fall under any other tag. Some individuals have many NOTE tags. A couple years ago I was told to try Family Historian, but it didn't work out. I actually posted a message on their forum asking about that exact problem and was told it couldn't handle it. I then posted another topic asking why TMG users converted to FH, hoping to find some wisdom, and the responses got so whacky (they got into the pros and cons of TMG vs. FH) that the moderator took the topic down! I've tried Rootsmagic in the past (my wife uses it) but I didn't really like how it was laid out. I don't have a backup site - on a weekly basis I copy all the files onto a flash drive and store that away in case I need to restore all I have done (I have over 29,000 individuals in my files).
  2. Can TMG create a descendant chart that only has the male lines shown? Without going through the process of picking every one and adding to a Focus Group? If I have to do that it's not worth it the time and energy to do so.
  3. I am attempting to do a community record. There are only about 300 residents, so I though I could enter them into TMG and use normal tags (birth, death, census, etc.) to record their information as I would be doing for a family. But, I need something that would tie them all together so I could do reports at a higher level. The reports I thought about would be for each of the census years, i.e. 1900, 1910, etc. I looked for a method of doing so and came up with the idea of using the father-oth tag. I would create a "person" in the file named "1900 U.S. Census," or "1910 U.S. Census," etc. I would then use the father-oth tag on each head of household, linking that person to the census where they appeared. Then I would go to the "1900 U.S. Census" "individual" and run descendant report (or other) which would list all that had the father-oth tag connected to it. But, the reports do not seem to run that way - I get nothing. Now my question: Is there some way of doing what I described above? Is there some other tag that could be used to link all individuals who appeared in the 1900 census to one "master" "individual" so that reports could be created?
  4. Thanks. Sometimes I forget about the Help. Worked fine.
  5. I'm wondering if a report query can be structured so as to prompt me for filter values whenever I run it. I am doing an analysis of my database, which contains more than 29,000 names, to help analyze when my surname's DNA ended up in another surname's DNA. We think there was some hanky-panky going on back in the late 1800s and we're attempting to narrow it down to when both families were in the same area. The problem being that I need to run multiple reports with different filters for birth location and census location, etc. and I would like to not have to keep changing the query filter for the next report. If it could prompt me for the filter value then it would make life a whole lot simpler. And, it would help in the future when I help others. Thanks for any help.
  6. How can I turn off the "Check for messages" that shows up. I've set the preference to 150 days but it still checks every time I start up. I know there won't be any messages actually coming.
  7. Wow. Thanks. You would think that importing sources from one project to another would be a straight forward action. I will give your instructions a try the next time I create a new project.
  8. When creating a new project I would like to use the master source list I have in my main project. When I import the sources from the main project I notice two things: 1) I am missing many of the sources, and 2) they've been renumbered. I have a question on both items: 1) why would some of the sources be dropped, and 2) why are they renumbered (I am familiar with many of the source numbers and would like to quickly bring them up from memory based on that number in the main project instead of having to search for the source #)?
  9. I would like to download all my burial records and be able to sort them by specific cemetery so I could easily list burials in a specific cemetery without having to go through the reporting process every time. Is there any way of doing this? Is there a tool that can be used to "read" and output the TMG data? I would like it to be an output that can be brought into Excel so that filtering or pivot tables could be used. Thanks ahead of time.
  10. How to Create a Report w/Index using Word?

    Started playing with the index feature in other reports and it worked there. I went back to the Journal report and then it worked. Have no idea what happened or why.
  11. How to Create a Report w/Index using Word?

    I guess I wasn't as clear as I should be - the boxes I did check (Combined Index and (Date - Date)) were in the People section of the tab.
  12. OK, here I go again. I'm attempting to create a Journal report with an index. I output the files as Word documents, one per generation. In the Indexes tab I have checked "combined index" under People and selected (Date - Date). When I open any of the files output and attempt to create an index within Word it states there are "No index entries found." When I look at the Help for Indexes in TMG it states "codes for indexing are included in each document." What am I doing wrong?
  13. Thanks, Terry. I had no idea what that report did.
  14. I've attempted to find a report that lists all the surnames in my project. The "List of Names" report gives me a report of every individual in the project, so that I could get a list of pages of "Andersons" instead on one Anderson (I created an output that just include the surname field). What I really would like is a report that lists each unique surname and a count of how many individuals in my project have that surname. Can this be done?
  15. Yes!!! Thanks so much. I've been pulling what little hair I have left attempting to find this.
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