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From: "Ken Healy" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 06:35:55 -0400
The Free Note problem has been solved. With Dorothy's (TMG) help, and by
transferring first into TMG 4, then from 4 into 5, the Free Notes all came
across as Sources. The problem now is that although the sources are all
there in the Source List, they do not (in very many cases) show as being
linked to the facts (events/tags) they support. That is why I am going
through the 5000-person data base person by person to attach the sources
where they are missing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 6:43 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
> Normally I would totally agree with Darrell, since I got a perfect
> from UFT to TMG. However, I didn't use free notes at all in UFT. It has
> been a large number of years since I used UFT, but is there a way in UFT
> make Free notes into sources?
> Teresa Ghee Elliott
> Any information I give that you can't find in your version of TMG 5.14 is
> probably due to customization on my part.
> For Rutherford County TN Cemeteries www.Rutherfordcemeteries.home-page.org
> For TMG sentences
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Healy [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
> I agree with what you are saying, but I had spent MANY MONTHS trying to
> a good transfer. I lost count of the number of transfer I tried (obviously
> not finding the correct parameters). I had posted to TMG-L (specifically
> at least mostly regarding the failure to transfer Free Notes), I had
> discussed the problem with Dorothy at TMG, who gave me some help regarding
> Free Notes, and I finally decided that I could not spend the rest of my
> trying to get a good transfer. In order to make any progress at all I
> started to do the work described in my message. At least I feel that I am
> moving forward, slow as the progress might be.
> To give it one more chance I will accept your suggestion to give the group
> two or three days to see if anything new comes up.
> Ken Healy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darrell Martin" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:07 AM
> Subject: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
> > At 05:42 AM 6/27/04, Ken Healy wrote:
> > >My transfer from UFT was far from good. I am now going through the
> database (about 5000 people) person by person to attach sources to events.
> My first estimate that perhaps 25% of such citations were OK and the
> would have to be reattached is probably optimistic.
> > >
> > >I have found at least one source that was used frequently and never
> to be attached to the events to which it relates. I am laborously adding
> source to those events to which it relates. Is there a faster way than
> it one by one?
> > >
> > >Ken Healy
> > Hi, Ken:
> > STOP, NOW. Before you put any more work into this process, ask some of
> those who have been through the UFT --> TMG migration (and whose
> recollection of how to do it is better than mine [grin]) for help avoiding
> the problem you see. You can do the conversion as many times as you need
> without changing your UFT data, of course, so there is no reason not to
> tweak the options until you are as close to perfect as possible.
> > It may be that you are unable to improve the conversion, but that would
> surprise me. A delay of long enough to get some knowledgeable answers
> (perhaps a day or three at most) might be an *excellent* investment of
> > I changed the subject to better reflect what you are talking about.
> > Darrell M.
> > Darrell A. Martin
> > a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois
> > http://www.darrell-martin.net/genealogy
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