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Terry Reigel

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  1. You're welcome, Tom.
  2. Tom, I use a custom "Government Record - All Purpose" Source Type with the following Templates: Full Footnote: [SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]><, [FILE NUMBER]><, [FILE DATE]>, [TITLE]<, [FILM]><, [REPOSITORY]><, [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]><, [COMMENTS]><, [CD]> Short Footnote: <[SF GIVEN NAME] >[SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]>, [TITLE]<, [CD]> Bibliography: [SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]>, [TITLE].< [FILM].>< [REPOSITORY].>< [REPOSITORY ADDRESS].> Note that the Source Element [SF GIVEN NAME] is a custom Source Element that repeats the given name, which is otherwise omitted in the short footnote. It's needed because I may find the same kind of record for several members of the same family with the same surname. Since this is a "splitter" type source with one Source defined for each application, no entry is required in the Citation other than any notes about how the record supports (or doesn't) the entry in the Tag.
  3. Children in Tag Box

    Thanks for letting me know, Muriel. That's one I've not seen before.
  4. Children in Tag Box

    Muriel, I suspect you can also see a red Filtered at the top left of the Tag Box. If so, right-click on any Tag in the Tag Box, and about half way down click on the line Filter For... In the sub-menu that appears, click on the line that has the check mark in front of it.
  5. Residence Tag Sentence Structure

    Morbius, The name of the Witness doesn't appear in the output for the simple reason that your Sentence doesn't use any variable for the Witness's name. Instead, it is specifying that the Principal's name be output. If you want the Witness's name you need to include a variable that will output it, such as the Witness variable [W] or the Subject variable . If you tell us what output you want for the two Witnesses we can suggest a Sentence that will produce it.
  6. Journal Report printing problem

    Judy, I've never seen this issue because I never send reports directly to printer. Instead I always send them to Word, where I generally do some editing, then use Word's built-in PDF output to create a PDF or print. You might try that solution.
  7. Source Report

    Now that you raise the question I find I have 30,476 names, with 58,057 citations, or 1.9 citations per name on average. I have 1,337 name tags with no citations, about half of them "standard" names that are there only to facilitate finding people who used alternate spellings of their surnames. I find I have on average 1.6 citations per event, and 1.5 per relationship tag. That's closer than I would have guessed.
  8. Source Report

    Michael, You wrote "... few people actually put citations on Name tags." I'm surprised if that's true. I probably have more citations in Name tags than any other tags.
  9. Children's Window

    The Children (and Siblings) windows display the "last viewed spouse" when there is more than one spouse. To change that, open the Family or Tree view to your ancestor. Then click the Next button at the lower left until the desired spouse appears. That then becomes the "last viewed spouse" and will appear in the Children and Siblings windows.
  10. Can Census Source "Lumps" be too big?

    Susan, You mean in the Master Source list, the column is too narrow for more than three digits? You can drag either side of the label at the top of the column to make it wider. Hold your cursor over the vertical bar at the edge of label until it turns into a double-headed arrow and drag to the side. I don't remember if you have to save the layout to get it to stick when you close and re-open the MSL. That may be required.
  11. Can Census Source "Lumps" be too big?

    Susan, I once used a similar method of constructing census sources using split CDs, as described in my article at https://tmg.reigelridge.com/Sources-Census-SplitCD.htm I gave it up in 2008, for reasons described in that article, and converted to a separate Source for each household. That increased my number of census sources from 512 to 957. Since then I've added a lot of census sources -- I currently have 4,297. I don't find that to overwhelm any function in my Master Source List, but I suppose everyone has a different idea of what would do that.
  12. I've found for the last few days that when I enter a Tag for the current focus person, when I close the Tag Entry Screen the focus shifts to a different person. It seems to be one person for a while, then a different one. Then in one case it didn't shift the focus, but when I tried to enter a new tag the ID# in the new Tag was that of the person it had been shifting to, not the person displayed as current focus person. Re-indexing hasn't helped. Is there a known fix for this?
  13. Old email address required to validate

    No, there isn't. It's not used for anything except to validate the serial number. Just leave it. Well, actually there is. You can buy a new serial number for TMG9. :-)
  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

    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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. Focus Changes to Different Person after Tag Entry

    Thanks, Jim. I closed and re-opened and it seemed to fix it so far. But I'm pretty sure I did that a few days ago and it came back. If it does again I'll try the re-install.
  19. Source - Passport Application

    Yes, I don't see why not.
  20. Source - Passport Application

    Tom, I put "Passport Application" in both the [Record Type] and [Title] Elements. I'm not sure that's the best plan, but it seemed to work for me. The truth is, I pretty much ignore the Bibliography output, though I do use it for citations in my "outline" website where I include people who I've done little research on.
  21. Source - Passport Application

    You're Welcome, Tom.
  22. Source - Passport Application

    Tom, I use the Naturalization Record Source Type, which seemed to me to fit this source well. I've modified the Source Type as follows for all usage, not just for passport applications: FF: [SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]>, [RECORD TYPE], <[FILE NUMBER]>< ([DATE])>; [REPOSITORY], [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]<. [COMMENTS]><, [CD]> SF: <[SF GIVEN NAME] >[SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]>, [RECORD TYPE]< ([DATE])><, [CD]> Bib: [REPOSITORY ADDRESS], [REPOSITORY], [TITLE], [SUBJECT]<, [SUFFIX]>, [FILE NUMBER]< ([DATE])>. I totally rearranged the SF because I didn't like the way it worked. I've added the custom [SUFFIX] Source Element to many of my Source Types to get suffixes to display properly. I've added the custom [SF GIVEN NAME] Element to many Source Types so the given name can be displayed in the Short Footnote, for use when a surname occurs often in my data. I've added the standard Source Element [COMMENTS] to many of my Source Types, to record that I found the record on various online sites, or other notes.
  23. Judy, I think this would work: Create a "Marriage Hidden" tag or something like that, but make sure it's in the "Other Event" group, not in the "Marriage" Group. That way TMG will not recognize it as a marriage tag. Exclude the Sentences in this Tag so it will not appear in reports. Delete the current Marriage Tag, and replace it with your custom Tag so you don't loose your record of the marriage.
  24. Focus Groups

    Ruth, They are with all the other Project Files. By default, that is C:\Users\{user}\Documents\The Master Genealogist v7\Data\Projects, I think it is. You can see where it is in your case by going to Help > Access Folders and selecting the User Data item on the list that appears. Dismiss the warning and the user data folder on your system will open. The open the Projects subfolder (and any further subfolders if you have put your Projects in separate folders). The files you are looking for have names like {project name}_S.CDX and {project name}_O.DBF There's nothing really you can do with them. You can't really even read them with a database reader.
  25. Focus Groups

    Ruth, As I replied to your question on FB, if you look at the File Structure page on Lee Hoffman's site -- http://www.tmgtips.com/dbnames2.htm -- you can see in the TMG 5,6,7,8 section (yellow background) the S and O Project files are were the Focus Groups information is stored.
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