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From: "Rick Chancey" <>
Subject: RE: AW: [TMG] Need to create a report...
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 22:20:26 -0400
Funny you should mention 5.0. I subscribed to this list several months ago and there was quite a bit
of discussion about the release of 5.0. I was advised to purchase the current version and learn it
while awaiting the release of 5.0. I decided to wait a while. Last month, I again subscribed to the
list and watched several days for news of version 5.0. I found none and decided to purchase TMG
anyway. Last week I received 4.0 version c and immediately upgraded to d. Now 5.0 comes up for
discussion again. Can you update me on the status of 5.0? I thought it was supposed to be released
This is not a flame or negative comment just a matter of curiosity.
Thanks and have a super evening,
From: Richard Brogger [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: AW: [TMG] Need to create a report...
I can't help you with NT40, Win2k or TMG vs. Legacy but I will
disagree with one comment you made.
"for a beginner Legacy is the the cheapest start!!" The cheapest
program is the one you will use for the foreseeable future. I
started with a different genealogy program and it cost me dearly in
time spent fixing my data after I changed to TMG. A year and a half
ago I looked at all the programs available and narrowed the choice
to TMG, UFT and Legacy.
One factor that won me over to TMG were user comments. I know of no
genealogy program that has as loyal a group of owners. We sometimes
fight like siblings on this list due to strong opinions. There are
many who spend countless hours helping beginners and long time users
alike. Several people on this list have web sites to provide help.
Follow this list for awhile, it will require a bit of your time but
you will find out a lot about TMG.
I don't know the situation with Legacy but I hope it is owned by a
small company just as TMG is. Large companies are not loyal to
customers. Ask someone who owns UFT. Bob Velke, the president of
Wholly Genes, often replies to messages on this list. The technical
support for TMG is as good as it gets. In the past I have seen
product support from other companies like that from Wholly Genes.
None that I know of still have the great support we get for TMG.
One asset you will find in TMG and not in Legacy is GenBridge.
GenBridge will allow the TMG user to import the data from several
other programs. I believe Legacy will import Legacy and PAF. Of
course both will import GEDCOM but a lot can be lost using GEDCOM.
Wholly Genes expects to release Family Tree SuperTools (FTST) soon.
The plan was that FTST could be downloaded and used free for 30
days. My recommendation to anyone is to be patient, download FTST
as soon as it is available and dig into what it can do. If the
final product is as good as or better than the demo that Bob gave, I
am sure you will be sold so let me be the first to welcome you to
Then the question will not be TMG vs. Legacy. The question will be,
should I buy TMG 4.0d or wait for TMG 5.0? That I can answer now.
Buy the current version and learn it. Bob has a long history of
treating TMG owners right on the cost to upgrade.
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