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From: Robin Lamacraft <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Spouses even though no marriage shown?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:43:42 +0930
At 09:01 29/06/2004 +0100, Tim wrote:
>In message of 29 Jun, Lloyd Gledhill <> wrote:
> > I have just installed TMG and imported my file from Generations into
> > TMG. Am I right in concluding that the hundreds of person whom I
> > regard as spouses are not classified as such in TMG unless they have
> > the Marriage tag?
>This is the trouble with doing medieval genealogy: marriage was a less
>formal event and the details of the actual marriage are frequently,
>usually even, not known. So there are no details in Generations about
>such marriages, only the fact that they were spouses.
>So, when I imported my Generations file, I could not find the spouses on
>the person display. But they are clearly there on the Family and Tree
>displays. So TMG does know something about the relationship. So I
>would conclude that it should be possible to display the spouses on the
If you re-import the Generations data using the Advanced Wizard you can set
the "Assume Parents are Married" check box which will generate a Marriage
group tag for all persons that are parents of the children.
I must say that will marry persons who were not! It is a great pity that
TMG5 doers not have a standard tag "Marriage-Assumed" for such situations -
then you could list them separately after the import and review them.
Robin Lamacraft (Adelaide, Australia)
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