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From: "Chuck Wolfram" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Basic 5.2 Advice
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:38:40 -0400
Subject: [TMG] Basic 5.2 Advice
> I have been using FTW for years and recently decided to switch to TMG. I
> downloaded 5.2 and am without a manual or tutorial (I knew what I was
> >From the discussions on the list I see that there are issues that are
> to be addressed with the next update. I assume most people are working
> TMG 4 as well and are familiar with ways around certain problems.
> My question is would I be best to keep working in FTW and wait for the
> complete package before I continue any further with TMG. I am a computer
> user, not a technician.
> I apologize for the basic nature of this question.
This one is easy. First, do not apologize for the question--it is sensible
and needs an answer. The correct one, otherwise you will regret doing what
Do NOT import your FTM Family File into TMG v.5.02. There is a bug in the
GenBridge from FTM in that, if you have multiple citations for one event
only the first citation will come across. The others will be lost. I
GenBridged a small FTM 7.5 Family File into 5.02 and that happened to me.
In this case no harm was done; my data is in 4.0d and has been for a year
and a half; however, the Scrapbooks didn't come over. They have now.<g>
This bug is known and will be fixed.
Welcome to TMG. You made the right decision. In the meantime, while
waiting for reports, please continue on this list, learn as much as you can,
and perhaps read (or re-read) EVIDENCE! by Mills (and if you have it) CITE