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From: "Virginia Basken" <>
Subject: [TMG-L:] Re: TMG-L: Source importing..again
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:23:33 -0400
Thanks for your assistance.
I carefully checked for differences in the two situations, where these
sources are included in the GEDCOM. What I come up with is that in the case
of source #7 which imported fairly successfully as a source, and #8, which
did not, is that in Reunion, #7 is linked to an event and #8 is linked to a
misc. note (TMG calls them memos). But now that I've determined this, I
seem to be left with the dilemma of what to do about it. I expect my only
recourse is to manually enter all the sources that didn't import and then
produce some sort of tag, so that I can cite it with a given source. I
will, of course, do this as I need this information included and sourced.
Perhaps in the future TMG can figure out how to incorporate a citation which
might be added to a note (memo). After all, notes are often statements of
fact, and need to be backed up. Otherwise, they appear to be of little
value. I realize that as I'm fairly new to TMG, I may be missing some
understanding of what one does with little bits of information that are
useful in clarifying one's point, other than to place them in a memo.
Suggestions from the list as to how this is handled are welcome.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Hoffman/KY <>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: TMG-L: Source importing..again
> Virginia Basken wrote:
> >When I first started using TMG last fall, I had a problem importing all
> >sources from Reunion. With the kind help of Bob Velke, I at least have
> >the sources into TMG that were on the GEDCOM. Now, I'm trying to import a
> >smaller, one-name database that I have been working on, and have run up
> >against the problem all over again. I hate to run to tech help each time
> >do an import, so I'm throwing myself at the mercy of the list to see if I
> >can pinpoint the cause of this dilemma.
> >Below, I have two GEDCOM entries which I have cut/pasted from the GEDCOM
> >it appears on my WP. To my eye, they appear to be quite similar, but #7
> >imported into TMG, and #8 did not. Each is linked to several individuals.
> >the 39 sources on this database, only 4 successfully imported. They all
> >imported as "Books".
> >Does anyone have any suggestions/reasons why one would import and the
> >would not.
> >I have a number of other small databases that I'd like to get onto TMG
> >as my old Mac is not in good shape, so I hope to make this process a bit
> >smoother, if possible.
> >0 @S7@ SOUR
> >1 TYPE Periodical
> >1 TITL Church Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Col.
> >1 PERI The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record
> >1 VOL LXXXII, LXXXIII, LXXXIV
> >0 @S8@ SOUR
> >1 TYPE Periodical
> >1 TITL Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Athens, Green Co., NY
> >1 PERI New York Genealogical & Biographical Record
> >1 VOL LXXXII, LXXXIII, & LXXXIV
> Do you know to which person(s) that source #8 should be attached? Have
> looked at the GEDCOM file to ascertain how that source is cited for the
> person/event? The GEDCOM file is a text file and may be viewed using a
> text editor or word processor. Look for the place(s) where Source #7 is
> used in the file and see if Source #8 is used in the same way. Some
> genealogy programs export sources in different ways depending on the data
> being exported. While the GEDCOM "standard" allows most of these
> variations, not all are implemented by other programs, and some programs
> it their own way regardless of the way the "standard" is written. Thus if
> one source imports properly to TMG and the other doesn't, then you need to
> see if you can't adjust (edit) the GEDCOM file to make all Sources the
> GEDCOM is not an easy thing to understand; but with a little study, most
> people can figure out the basic idea of the file. However, I don't
> recommend that one try reading one for the data to be gained from it even
> if it is a very small file. Be sure that if you make changes to the file,
> that you save the changes in _text_only_ form. That is, if you make the
> change within your word processor, be sure to save the change in text only
> (ASCII text) format and not in the format of the word processor.
> If you find the different ways that the two sources are used in the GEDCOM
> and aren't sure how to change the file, post portions of both usages here
> and I'm sure that someone here can help you.
> Hope this helps -
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