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  1. Hello, everyone, after the update to 13.1 b2 I can no longer import Gedcom! Even a Gedcom file with one person no longer works! I always have the same import window and nothing happens! What do I do now ??? Please help me!!!
  2. After having experienced systemd-related problems with my earlier MariaDB 10.3 installation on my own server, I switched to MySQL 8. The server is Ubuntu 20.04 based. After completely removing the MariaDB 10.3 and all its config files I installed MySQL 8 and re-imported the TNG database (~58000 names) had dumped from MariaDB. It all seemed to run fine, until I had to update the database with an updated GEDCOM file from Gramps were I do my research. TNG is only used to provide the data online. What happened was that the GEDCOM import went superslow!! Like 100 names per minute!! It normally takes a few minutes to import the complete 58000. I have had this problem once before with TNG 12 when switching genealogy software on my laptop caused the database to be formatted into latin1 | latin1_swedish_ci. After having switched the database back to utf8 | utf8_general_ci it all worked normal again. However, this time the character set is ok. It's something else going on.The PHP logs shows nothing wrong at all, and using the data that's already in the database works like a charm. Only the import is erroneous After having tested the GEDCOM file with both Humogen and other TNG-type web tools I ended up totally cleaning out MySQL 8 and installing MariaDB 10.6, but the same problem occurred there. As a last resort I cleaned out the newly installed MariaDB 10.6 and went for the default Ubuntu 20.04 MariaDB which is 10.3, and it worked perfectly! I have not done anything to the PHP config during all these actions since PHP has been working fine all the time with my 3 Wordpress sites and more. Any clues? I'm good for now, but when Ubuntu 22.04 arrives in some months, what then?
  3. Hanne

    *Solved* tng_eventtypes

    Hello (again) 😎 I have spent the whole day and half the night trying to tidy up and translate tng_eventtypes. I'm happy I have a test-tng site 😅. I hope I can explain relatively clear what the problem(s) is(are). I'll do my best and excuse that this is a long explanation: I have translated all the eventtypes, so that the sql-database looks i.e. like this: At the moment I have 109 different eventtypes in TNG. (After I gave up cleaning and imported the backup). I tidied up the eventtypes in Legacy, so that there are only 71 eventtypes left in that program. I have synchronized the eventtypes between the two programs meaning I deleted the redundant ones in TNG. I made an export from the database and deleted the lines/eventtypes I do not need any more. After cleaning up I performed this SQL statement: "INSERT INTO `tng_eventtypes` (`eventtypeID`, `tag`, `description`, `display`, `keep`, `collapse`, `ordernum`, `ldsevent`, `type`) VALUES......" (and here comes the values line after line). The import was successful. I have 66 lines/values in this file. Then time had come to look at data from a fresh GEDCOM file. I looked at data for myself. 1) I.e. I am adopted, but it was not displayed in English and German in TNG, only in Danish, though the database has the value in all 3 languages. There are several examples, but I guess one is enough. 2) I tried to delete the whole table, create it again and insert the eventtypes again. It did not help. 3) When I open the "Custom Event Types" in TNG it is like there is no connection between the tng_eventtypes table and what I see in TNG. How can this happen? TNG must have it's data from tng_eventtypes? 4) Look at the images I have inserted below. You'll see that "CENS" has ID 101. But in the database it has at first eventtypeID "7" and then there comes another eventtypeID "101". Every genealogist learns about censuses as one of the first sources, so the correct ID is definitely not 101. The images show that the ID used is the one with number "101". 5) Several eventtypes exist more than once. It is always the latest one that is being used. 6) Several eventtypes is missing a Type/description, but when I import/insert the values there are of course no empty fields. 7) The last image shows tags, where the description and the display field contains "?". The "?" represents Danish special characters (typically "ø" but could also be "å" or "æ"). The events in Legacy and in the file I import has the correct characters and look i.e. like this: Is there something I have completely misunderstood about the table tng_eventtypes? I have tried to search this FAQ but have not been able to find any answers. Any clue to a solution will make me very glad. Thank you in advance.
  4. Hello TNG community, I got an excel sheet containing 12900 individuals and family informations, all fathers, mothers, brides and grooms. With the professional excel tool GedTool from Peter Schulz (https://gedtool.de) I created a standard GEDCOM file, which I could import into my Legacy 9 program without problems. My TNG 13.0.4 with installed mods (Mod_settings_blocks_v13.0.0.1a, Inner_mod_menus_v13.0.0.2c, Gedcom_import_purge_v13.0.0.5e) only imports 6 INDIs (see screenshot). I assume that TNG doesn't like the underscore character in INDI-numbering: All following INDIs are valid in GEDCOM standard 5.5: 0 @I1_106@ INDI (groom) 0 @I2_17@ INDI (bride) 0 @IV1_106@ INDI (father of groom) 0 @IM1_106@ INDI (mother of groom) 0 @IV2_1012@ INDI (father of bride) 0 @IM2_1145@ INDI (mother of bride) As in the GEDCOM file are only individuals coded as I1_nnnn, I2_nnnn, IV1_nnnn, IV2_nnnn, IM1_nnnn, and IM2_nnnn TNG creates exactly 6 INDIs coded as I1_, I2_, IV1_, IV2_, IM1_, and IM2_. Obviously TNG stops parsing after the underscore character. The GEDCOM-export from Legacy could be imported in TNG without errors. Legacy defines all individuals with a capital "I" and a number, e.g. I1234. The underscore character is imho not a forbidden character in defining indiviual IDs in a GEDCOM file. Could you please let me know if I'm right or wrong and if TNG needs an update for the GEDCOM import module? (There should be an option: Don't create new IDs, if possible: __yes __no).) Finally I apologize for my English which is not really good (I'm German). Thank you all in advance! Rainer
  5. I am getting a 404 error (can't find the file ) when I select the export button in the GEDCOM Export screen. The GEDCOM folder is "gedcom" per the Setup screen. I have successfully done a GEDCOM import before, but not an export that I can recall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. When I import a gedcom with overwrite all existing data, all of the existing media links are duplicated.
  7. I've just upgraded to rhe latest version of TNG and am taking the opportunity to upload and update my gedcom file and images since I last did a similar update about a year ago. My main family history program is Family Historian and I used a pluig-in to create a gedcom file in utf8 format with specific settings for TNG. That I uploaded to my website by ftp. (The file comprises about 15,000 individual records and is about 19M in size.) On the gedcom import screen, I can select the required file, it is imported into the main tree and I have the Replace option set to Matching Records only. As soon as I click on the Import Data Button, I get the message 'Opening' followed by the expected filename. I've fila attached a screenshot. There's no progress bar showing, all there is is a spinning circle. .. and it will be like that 2 hours later. I'm assuming that's not correct. Would be grateful for any assistance in getting the import working Many thanks. Rob
  8. I am not proficient with programming or any kind of software codes or writing or anything. I bought TNG, took me a year or so to get it up and running, because of my limited technology skills, and now it is up. Question 1.. I used a Host, Simple Host, who said they would do everything, Sure Support is their support group. None of my media are connected to the people they are supposed to be connected to, no photos or media of any kind are showing up at all. The little icons are there as though the media is there, next to their names on an edit panel, but no matter what I do nothing appears for them. Even when I upload photos directly while editing a person, I get a blank screen then several error messages, but then, later, when I go back in, the media is there and connected...What cause it to do that? I see there is a ton of media when I look at the admin view, but nothing shows up for any person at any time. I put in a support ticket and Sure Support said they didn't know anything about that, it was a problem between me and the software. Uh oh. Can anyone help someone who is rather technologically challenged figure out what went wrong and how to fix it? (hopefully that does not involve uploading media too each individual ....there are over 20,000 in my tree...well, 40,000, but half those are doubles, from an uploaded GEDCOM that I THOUGHT would replace AND add to the existing population of the tree. Question 2, any suggestions on how to upload new people, lots of new people, every day. I enter them in Ancestry first, then I create a GECOM and upload, clicking replace matches, and it still adds duplicates instead of replacing matches ....it is the exact same Gedcom, every day, just 20 or so new people, ....it duplicates everyone, even though I set it to replace matches....any hope? Thanks, Synthia
  9. I have finally found a way to get my media files assigned to the proper custom media collections during the GEDCOM import process. It does require a "hack" to the gedimport_misc.php file, maybe someday the capability can be made standard by Darrin, or turned into a mod, but for now, this is a HUGE thing for me. I've never cared for the documents/video/recordings collections, always wanted to use my own collections and menu items. Since I use TNG just for display, and frequently clear the tree and reimport from GEDCOM, I needed the placement of files into collections to be automated and not manual. Now it is. I wrote it up in a longer blog post with lots of screen shots, and I'm afraid it probably still doesn't make too much sense, but thought I'd offer it here for anyone looking to do this. Say I have images of birth certificates and the like on my desktop in P:\Genealogy\exhibits\birth_records, and my genealogy program (RootsMagic) puts that entire path in the GEDCOM file. I really want to have a media collection and menu item called "Birth Records", and for the GEDCOM import to put those files in that collection for me. Here's how make the server folder structure similar to the desktop folder structure on desktop: P:\Genealogy\exhibits\birth_records on server: tng/documents/birth_records create the collection in TNG Admin>>Media collection ID: birthrec display title: Birth Records folder name: documents/birth_records add code to customconfig.php defining this collection and the gedcom file path $locimppath['birthrec'] = "P:\\Genealogy\\exhibits\\birth_records"; edit gedimport_misc.php to add this collection ID and import path info to the getLocalPathList function This is what gedimport_misc.php section looks like original: function getLocalPathList($mediatypeID) { global $locimppath, $mediatypes_locpaths; switch( $mediatypeID ) { case "photos": $locpath = $locimppath['photos']; break; case "histories": $locpath = $locimppath['histories']; break; case "documents": $locpath = $locimppath['documents']; break; case "headstones": $locpath = $locimppath['headstones']; break; case "recordings": case "videos": $locpath = $locimppath['other']; break; default: $locpath = isset($mediatypes_locpaths[$mediatypeID]) ? $mediatypes_locpaths[$mediatypeID] : ""; } return $locpath; } You need to add a "case" section for your new media collection. This is what you add: case "birthrec": $locpath = $locimppath['birthrec']; break; Do that for every additional media collection you have created. This is the longer blog post about this technique https://lptex.com/blog/tng-custom-media-collections-using-gedcom-import/ Here's what I see after I do a GEDCOM import and then run the secondary process to trim menus And this is what the menu looks like on the live site I'm working towards the TNG-WP integration and will not be using the TNG menus at all, so I didn't bother with any menu icons. I hope this helps others as much as it has me - this is something I've wanted for YEARS and finally sat down to figure out how to do it myself.
  10. Hi. Struggling newbie here. I read on the Wiki a suggestion that (as a workaround losing all the media I'd previously loaded in Ancestry), I could create my GEDCOM file using FTM so that I could preserve the links to my media files downloaded on to my Mac. I have done this and created the local file path in TNG to mirror the location of my FTM media files. When I look at the contents of the FTM GEDCOM file, the OBJE links are all still pointing to Ancestry pages rather than to my local files so it doesn't seem to be possible to marry up the database records with the media files. Does anyone have any advice to offer - am I missing something obvious? Betty
  11. Hello TNG Users, I hope there is one TNG User, who can help the old man (over 70 years old). TNG Rel 13.2 upgrade from TNG Rel. 10. Problem 1: import GEDCOM file GEDCOM import GEDCOM file is on my computer, not at the webserver GEDCOM directory. Error message:Hilfe für diesen Bereich Konnte Datei nicht hochladen: Jochen_Export_Mai_2017.ged. Das 'gedcom'-Verzeichnis hat wahrscheinlich fehlerhafte Berechtigungen (bitte chmod 755 oder 777) Translation by GOOGLE .import Additional promotions Help for this area Could not upload file: Jochen_Export_Mai_2017.ged. The 'gedcom' directory probably has incorrect permissions (please chmod 755 or 777). Question: How I can set the chmod 755 or 777 on my computer. At the webserver I have set 777. ==================================================================================================================================================== Problem2: import GEDCOM File GEDCOM import GEDCOM file is at the webserver GEDCOM directory. When I press the button "import Data" I wait and wait, but no error message and no information. Now new entries at the family tree. =================================================================================================================================================== Problem3: export If the import problem is solved, maybe my export will run well. Thank you so much for you help and information. Please send it to my E-mail peter.ziegenfuss@gmx.net, too Many greetings from Peter Ziegenfuss Germany Hilfe f�r diesen Bereich
  12. Hello, When importing a Gedcom file of over 140,000 records we have several consecutive two or three commas in the "PLACE" field, and also accented characters which are transformed into weird characters. The GEDCOM export file is well encoded (ANSI). It is approximately 30% of the registrations which would have to be corrected. In short, is it possible to do a kind of "Search & Replace" in the places? Example I put a command to replace ",,," by ","? Thanks for your help !
  13. I am getting links to an individual an not sure how they are getting added. I am using FTM 2017, I add media links to events, such as an obituary to death, wedding photo to marriage, etc. The media only has the one link in FTM, then I export. Next I run the GEDCOM through the gedcom converter mod before import. Everything imports great except for every media item no matter how the link is a link the that individual is added as well. Because of this I had duplicate media items for each person. Am I doing something or has anyone else had this problem?
  14. Can I search for a specific FACT in TNG? I would like to make a list of all people with a DNA-match. This FACT is identified in my Gedcom as "_DNA". Greetz from Germany Michael
  15. Ed R

    New Site

    Hi, It has been about five years since I did my last website, (v10) so I am a little rusty. I primarily use Family Tree Maker and Ancestry to do my research. While I was on my genealogy break, I have collected many new photos and documents that need addition to my Family Tree Maker. This may take me months to complete. My question is, should I wait to set up my new website until all of my additions are complete in Family Tree Maker, or can I make updates to my online database as the work is completed? Thanks, Ed Reeners
  16. WimDirks

    GEDCOM _PRIM tag

    When I include the following in the person's INDI file the picture does not show up automatically in the person's record. 1 OBJE 2 FILE \photos\thumb_wim.gif 2 FORM gif 2 _TYPE PHOTO 2 _PRIM Y The picture is in the directory given in FILE My question is: is this the correct approach? Sorry, newbee since 1 week. Wim
  17. I recently added SSL to my Wordpress site. I have TNG running under the site. I used the Kloosterman method for TNG integration. Everything is working except the import. When I try to import a gedcom file it just hangs, so I know that I need to change something, but I don't know what. Any help would be appreciated. Kathie
  18. Fritz Loseries

    Deny Media Upload or Import

    Is it possible to set a flag, that media will not be allowed to upload or to import via gedcom ? Could not find something concerning this within the configs.
  19. Michael Brasfield

    GED import progress - lack there of.

    I installed 12.3 about 7 months ago and imported my gedcom file without a problem. my website is https://brasfield.net - I have been attempting to update/replace the gedcom for the last few days and the progress image just keeps spinning with the phrase "opening Brasfield.ged", but it never completes the process. I realize the gedcom is large (64.67 with 53K names), but I have let it run for over 18 hours without success. Any ideas?
  20. Bob Mallett

    Gedcom import fails

    The company that hosts my website recently migrated my website to a new server, and now I am unable to import a gedcom. Does anyone have any idea what might be happening? I am running TNG 12.3
  21. Allen

    Gedcom update

    Newbie here. TNG version 13.0.1. Windows 10. I have a webpage up and running, but have a couple of beginner questions. I use Family Tree Maker 2019 to do most of my work. I make changes nearly everyday. What are the best practices for updating my TNG webpage? If I upload a new gedcom, does it add only the new information? Is it easier to make the same changes on the TNG website itself? I'm also thinking about resizing most of media images to make them smaller. Most are more than 1mb. If I do so, and upload the new media file, with the same file names, will it simply replace the existing images? Thanks in advance for the replies, and I'm sure I'll have more questions. https://wilson-mcelmurry.com/index.php
  22. Rod

    Tree Not Viewable

    I just got TNG v13 installed and running. I imported my gedcom, which appeared to be successful (all people/places/media/sources/etc ). Now my problem is that I can't view the tree. If I click on the links at the top of the home page (eg "His Side"/"Her Side") I get a page does not exist error. The links for each one point to "mywebsitename/pedigree.php?personID=I2&tree=tree1" but it goes to the "this page does not exit" error page. If I look at SURNAMES or PLACES or PHOTOS etc in the links at the bottom of the home page all the items show up. What is the problem actually viewing the tree? If you need more information I will gladly tell you all I can. Server Info: Ubuntu Server 20.04 + Apache2 + PHP 7.4.3 + MySQL 8 Thanks in adavance for any help!
  23. Since upgrading to v13 when I replace All current data with a Gedcom import ALL the existing media entries are being updated on every import so all media (tries to) appear in "whatsnew.php" Is this caused by one of my mods or is it SOP?
  24. cassyput

    GEDCOM Import

    I have FTPd my latest GEDCOM and converted it but for some reason cannot import it. It just 'hangs'. Never had this problem before. Anyone got any ideas as I'm out of them?
  25. Hi All! Wierd thing happen... I use tng v12.3, Rick too With the same gedcom, our sites looks different. I specify that no Mod is installed on both sites and changing of template have no effect too... This gedcom contains a special case : two persons are married twice : once in 1846 , the second marriage the jul 4, 1865. (Gedcom line 350 and next) Those two marriage are concerning Peter SWINDELLS and Mary GARDINER. Can some of you try to import this little gedcom (20 families) and look what is showing on his screen? Michel By Rick, this result in a second line for the second marriage :(see wife 2) On my site, this result in NO lines for the second mariage. Rick.ged