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From: "Chris Sackett" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Order of GEDCOM information
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 23:12:25 +0100
In-Reply-To: <>

Another puzzle to me is when I use BIRTH ORDER to sort out children where I
do not have dates, the children do not get re-sorted into the order I want.
I guess they'll come out correctly on reports, but they don't on the details
screen. Any ideas?

Chris Sackett
Sackett One-Name Study

-----Original Message-----
From: Wade Oram [mailto:]
Sent: 12 July 2002 22:44
Subject: Re: [TMG] Order of GEDCOM information

In message <>, Terry Reigel
<> writes
>Wayne Dreier wrote:
>> Can anyone explain or point me to someone or thing that can explain the
>> order in which TMG places information into a GEDCOM file?
>> An example: My grandfather was married 4 times. The GEDCOM file lists
>> his wives as - 1st wife, 4th wife, 2nd wife and 3rd wife. What
>> determines this order?
>Nothing useful - I'd guess the order in which you entered them, but
>that's just a guess. Bob
>Velke has said in past threads on this subject that the GEDCOM specs
>say the order of events
>in the file is to have no meaning, and thus TMG treats them that way.

The only time that I know of when the order of GEDCOM tags is
significant is when multiple "NAME" tags are present for a given
individual. In this case the first encountered name is the one
considered 'Primary'.
Wade Oram

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