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From: "Kevin Sholder" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Statistical Report - Part 2
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 17:54:25 -0400
So what you are saying then is this:
1. TMG doesn't care what kind of relationship tag there is, primary or not.
2. We should be careful how we use these relationship tags.
3. Use non-relationship tags depending on how you want people to print in
Is this correct?
OK, so Jere shows his real mother in the person view, then Mary Jackson
should be his step mother and not
primary. However when I run the report it still shows Mary as having a
child when she is 11, even though she
is not primary.
So it still doesn't seem right, unless it looks at all relationship tags,
not just those that are primary?
Is that true?
Do you have an example of this type of custom tag you are referring to?
Because the adoption tag doesn't indicate any type of relationship to
another individual or at least not with out making it into a custom tag.
[P] <was|and [PO] were> adopted <[D]> <[L]>
Thank you for your time,
Kevin L. Sholder
From: Lee Hoffman [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Statistical Report - Part 2
Keep in mind that while TMG is useful for creating a family history and is
way ahead of other genealogy programs, it still is really just a genealogy
program which is expecting biological relationships. You can fool TMG by
making an adoptiver/step/foster/etc child/parent relationship to be Primary,
but if you do then some reports may give somewhat odd results -- such as a
child born two years before the adoptive parents were married. That is why
it is better to treat such relationships using Adoption (or similar Custom)
Tags for these situations. The Relationship Calculator does not work for
these cases, but they are usually the minority anyway.
Hope this helps -
TMG Tips: <http://www.tmgtips.com>
My website: <http://www.tmgtips.com/lhoffman> A user of the best genealogy
program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)
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