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From: "Ron Bernier" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG 4 on Windows ME
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 10:00:24 -0400
I just recently (within the past day or two) did a Gedcom export from TMG to
Parentle and there were no slashes added to my data. "Bernier" exported as
"Bernier". As a matter of fact, there was absolutely no changes made to any
of my data.
>Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG 4 on Windows ME
>Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 08:55:11 EDT
>Unlike Ken Wood, I found the GenBridge import of my FTM, Ver. 8 file worked
>really well. All problems that I have subsequently found in my TMG
>are traceable to my own inconsistent entries under FTM, not the import
>What I really appreciated was the fact that the imported file records were
>not "marked" by TMG in any way -- I hate that, and every other genealogy
>software that I have tried does some kind of "Last File Change" or "Date of
>Import" or some such stamping of the new file.
>Going the other way, however, using the GEDCOM export feature of TMG,
>revealed an interesting phenomenon. When TMG makes a GEDCOM file, it
>slashes at the beginning and end of each surname. So "Boyd" becomes
>"/Boyd/". When you import this GEDCOM back into FTM, you see the slashes
>screen. Very disconcerting! However, it turns out that the slashes do not
>appear in reports or charts generated by FTM -- they still look normal. So
>it does not appear to be a destructive process.
>But of course, FTM marks every record that it imports, so you have unhappy
>consequence to deal with or ignore.
>I contacted Wholly Genes and asked whether there is a way to "turn off" the
>slash insertion feature for GEDCOM files. Lissa says no.
>Fairborn, Ohio U.S.A.
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