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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Spouses even though no marriage shown?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 08:54:15 -0400
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 seems to be the case because when I click the button in a Focus Group
>to add spouses the only names added are those which have a Marriage tag.
This is true. TMG does not _assume_ anything about your data and thus
possibly introduce data incorrectly. Thus if a child has a father and a
mother then the couple must have a Marriage (or equivalent) Tag before TMG
will say the couple is married. However, it will still report that the
couple have a child. In such a case when it is known that the couple
were/are not married, some users create and add a Custom Tag in the
Marriage Tag Group named something like "Liaison" with an appropriate Tag
Sentence indicating the relationship the couple had/have.
>What is the quickest/best way of classifying the father and mother shown
>for a person as spouses?
John Cardinal suggested using his TMG Utility and that is probably the
quickest way. Otherwise, you would have to add a Tag at a time. A quick
way of doing that is to have one or the other as the focus person of the
Person View and press Control-M which will display a Marriage Tag Entry
Screen. You can then choose a different Tag from the Marriage Tag Group if
needed and then enter the other person's ID# and other data.
Hope this helps -
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