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by DonF
11 Feb 2019 23:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

"I want a program that can be extended by the addition of any tag (fact) definition I come up with, I want the ability to craft my own sentence structures, I want extensive tailorable reporting capability, I want good charting functions " You wish list is all there in fh. Sorry, it's not....
by DonF
11 Feb 2019 00:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

What I actually said was " for me is still the most powerfully featured program out there ." I'm not a super-advanced user of TMG features - probably in the middle of the road feature-wise (of course, if you only use basic features, as many do, then it doesn't matter much what program you ...
by DonF
10 Feb 2019 02:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

I think by asking other TMG users why they switched to fh you are only asking half the question. And to me the real question is 'why should I switch from TMG'? When you have a complete understanding of the answer to that question, only then should you consider 'which program should I switch to?' (if...
by DonF
06 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 630

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Given that the Cardiff area in NSW is about 10km inland (which would seem to eliminate drowning) and there is no death entry for a matching Iverson/Iversen in the NSW Death registers, I think you can forget any Australian connection.

Don,
by DonF
01 Oct 2018 23:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Source Record ID Numbers missing or wrongly assigned after import from TMG
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Re: Source Record ID Numbers missing or wrongly assigned after import from TMG

As Mike has said, use File > Project Summary in TMG to check the statistics of numbers of Sources, etc (you're getting to know TMG, Mike ). You can also run Report -> Project Information for more detail and a print/saved copy. However, to go back to the original problem, I think it may be due to not...
by DonF
22 Sep 2018 00:18
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH: Import of Citation Reference Field
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: TMG to FH: Import of Citation Reference Field

The non-transfer of this TMG Reference field has been discussed in the past - see Importing citation details (12745)

Don
by DonF
27 Jun 2018 03:31
Forum: Research
Topic: What job? Help, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: What job? Help, please!

I think Lorna is right. There is so much variation in the way this census collector writes his P & S that it could well be an S. And given her mother is a 'Printer's wife' a job as a Stationery shop-keeper sort of connects to the family business....

Don
by DonF
28 Dec 2017 00:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Issues with dates around 1752 immediately suggest an issue with Old Style dates, but if Linda's dates are written as she has stated, I don't see the problem - it may depend on what is actually in the GEDCOM date field. As we all know, the Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 158...
by DonF
25 Dec 2017 04:39
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

And I should have added, before anyone complains about TMG conformance to GEDCOM, the MISC tag was part of GEDCOM up to v4, hence the MISC tag would have been built into the TMG tag list from its first release.
by DonF
24 Dec 2017 23:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Evelyn, Mike, The reason the TMG UK Sample 'Misc' tags do not export to GEDCOM is because these tags are assigned a GEDCOM tag-type of 'MISC', which does not exist in GEDCOM 5.5. If the MISC TMG tag is changed to an EVEN (Event) tag-type it would export, provided it met the GEDCOM restrictions, name...
by DonF
19 Dec 2017 23:41
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Mike, this may help you (long post!). These are the date ordering rules for TMG - All dates which are not irregular are sorted chronologically, according to rules illustrated by the following sorted example: after 1974 between 1974 and 1975 before 1975 say 1975 circa 1975 1975 after 1975 between 197...
by DonF
14 Dec 2017 23:33
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Nevertheless, the point is that there needs to be a way to determine the desired order of identically dated facts. That is, after all, the primary purpose of Sort Dates , otherwise what are they for? . Well, no Mike. The primary use of Sort Dates is to maintain the order of Events when the date is ...
by DonF
07 Dec 2017 00:26
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

Just to close off some items above and add some more clarity. The TMG Help explains what extra things you get under the Enhanced GEDCOM option in the Help page labelled 'GEDCOM Export' - just scroll down until you get the bit about Enhanced GEDCOM. This is certainly not discussed in Lee Hoffman's re...
by DonF
06 Dec 2017 00:28
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM
Replies: 172
Views: 27472

Re: Import from TMG with Sort Date in GEDCOM

TMG WILL export Sort Dates in GEDCOM. However, this function was added in TMG v9.04, so if you are using an earlier version you will not have access to the required option in the Export function. Go to TMG's File -> Export In the Export Wizard, Step 2, choose GEDCOM Work through the other steps unti...
by DonF
14 Nov 2017 00:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: TMG Tasks
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: TMG Tasks

While Calico Pie make no attempt to transfer TMG tasks, I'm not surprised as I have found few TMG users to make use of it. It was (I think) included in TMG to enable professional researchers to track effort and expenses of their investigations on behalf of clients. It was later extended to provide a...
by DonF
02 Oct 2017 22:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Gedcom difference
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Gedcom difference

The only product I'm aware of that does even part of what is required is GENMatcher from MudCreek Software. GENMatcher compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates. It directly reads most GEDCOMs and many program's native files, such as : Personal Ancestral File (PA...
by DonF
16 Apr 2017 01:10
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Last edited date
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

Re: Last edited date

Yes, I should have been more explicit - I too complained that TMG had a perfectly good 'last update' date and they should be transferring that across on import - so we're on the same page. Good luck with your bug report!

Don
by DonF
15 Apr 2017 02:13
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Last edited date
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

Re: Last edited date

FH v5.0.11 used to set the last update date to the date of import of data from TMG to FH. As of v6.0.1 it has left it blank.
I reported this to Calico Pie in Jan 2015, but hope you have better luck - I didn't even get bug # response from them.

Don F
by DonF
05 Mar 2017 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Complicated diagram - legality viewpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 2364

Re: Complicated diagram - legality viewpoint

My understanding on the void issue is somewhat different - see the interesting paper at http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=anne-d-wallace-on-the-deceased-wifes-sister-controversy-1835-1907 Also be aware that the repeal of the deceased wife's sister marriage rule happened well before 1907 i...
by DonF
01 Feb 2017 23:19
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH import of Flags
Replies: 36
Views: 7653

Re: TMG to FH import of Flags

Well, they are doing the truncate and split into multiple flags for alpha values. If they also did it for numeric values then that would be a consistent approach across all flags and would resolve the Multi Birth issue. That just leaves a '?' value as being one they drop, and I can't think of a sing...
by DonF
01 Feb 2017 06:22
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH import of Flags
Replies: 36
Views: 7653

Re: TMG to FH import of Flags

To add to my own post above, on further reflection, Mike is correct when he said TMG users may have to convert some flags into simple Y/N options. MULTIPLE BIRTH is a perfect case in point - in FH it just becomes a straight Y/N answer to whether it was a multiple birth, having lost the TMG numbering...
by DonF
01 Feb 2017 00:01
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH import of Flags
Replies: 36
Views: 7653

Re: TMG to FH import of Flags

Being out of UK timezone makes it difficult to keep up, but here's some more info. The claim that FH truncates TMG flag names to 7/8 characters is incorrect (it seems to be 13) - the 'RELATED_BY' examples I quoted above are real ones, and I'll add to that below. Firstly though, when I gave my exampl...
by DonF
30 Jan 2017 23:23
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG to FH import of Flags
Replies: 36
Views: 7653

Re: TMG to FH import of Flags

I don't think any reworking of the TMG Flags is required, but one does need to understand how TMG Flags come across into FH - the "Every Flag is a Flag but the Yes/No/? values are omitted" statement is correct, but a little cryptic. Basic rules - in TMG a Flag can have multiple values, as ...
by DonF
22 Jan 2017 09:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG UK Census Fact Definition
Replies: 53
Views: 11027

Re: TMG UK Census Fact Definition

Well yes, the Census (family) definition creates a whole raft of issues, but I wasn't going to touch on that, as it would expose my contempt for the whole GEDCOM approach to census's (and other events) - breaking up census tags into types, as GEDCOM does, is just ridiculous and all part of the whole...
by DonF
21 Jan 2017 23:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG UK Census Fact Definition
Replies: 53
Views: 11027

Re: TMG UK Census Fact Definition

Census (family) only ever applies to the Family couple/spouses/partners and NOT their Parents, Children, or any other household members. Really Mike? I don't think so. My TMG Census events directly import into FH with the roles of all my original members present and listed as witnesses. But I've ne...

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