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Subject: Re: [TMG] Program not producing .sqz backup files, won't merge,won't make GE...
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:37:54 -0400 (EDT)
>I was attempting to merge a file into a blank data base which worked,
tried to merge a second data base into it, which would not work. I tried
a GEDCOM and that would not work either. I was trying to produce a combined
GEDCOM to bring into another program so I could trim the tree into a
with one line going back on it. Using the focus group was not working for
wanted to do without adding one name at a time. Not sure what to do now,
reinstall the program? Wondering if my files are bad? I ran repair and it
It is unlikely that any of your files are bad. It is hard to tell what
you are trying to merge when you use the terms 'file' and 'dataset' - whether
you mean Project or Dataset (TMG's terms) in each case. Check out the
help on Terry's TMG web site here:
and his article on merging at
He also has an article on exporting a GEDCOM file.
If the focus group is not working, you may need to use a flag to identify
the people in the group. The clue to success with the focus group is being
sure to first highlight the person or persons for whom you want to add
ancestors, descendants, spouses, or name variations. The Help button on the
Focus Group window does a good job of explaining that.
If you give us a general idea of the makeup of the group you want to
export, someone here will be able to help - whether with the Focus Group or a