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  1. DonC

    Gedcom Import

    Until the past few days, I was running version 10, but have now upgraded to version 12. I maintain my primary data on my home computer, using Family Historian. Once or twice a month, by exporting a gedcom from my Family Historian software, I upload the updated gedcom to my The Next Generation web site for public consumption. For uploading and installing the new gedcom, I use The Next Generation Import/Export function under Administrative options. Until a few months back, when I imported the gedcom, the Import/Export function would upload the file and then, after a short delay, the progress bar would appear and the import and installation would be completed. At some point a few months back, the automatic progress bar and install stopped working. This then required me to actually select the uploaded gedcom file in order to start the install. Now, after the install of version 12, the automatic start of the progress bar install still does not start, but I was also unable to get the install to start by going to the web site gedcom directly. Using the uploaded gedcom file directly, I WAS able to finally get the install to take place by selecting the "Old Style Import" option on the Import/Export Gedcom page in The Next Generation Version 12. I wonder if I am the only person with this problem, and perhaps more helpfully, does anyone have any suggestions about how to return to full functionality with regard to the gedcom import function? Don Chapman
  2. When I do an Export from the Gedcom Import/Export screen in TNG, none of the LDS data goes to the Gedcom file. However, when I pull an individual up and use the Gedcom tab on that screen, check the "Include LDS Info", the LDS data is included in the Gedcom. Of course I want to export all records in the TNG file. I'm running tng version 11.1.1 Any help appreciated...Sam
  3. Scobey

    Gedcom Export - Scobey

    What does this mean and how to fix in gedcom export. Cannot open file /data/25/2/92/116/2581931/user/2830996/htdocs/genealo/gedcom/tree1.ged thanks
  4. John Meyer

    Gedcom Export

    While the Gedcom export works well, it has little flexibility when exporting data. The ability to exclude select pieces of information would be very useful, especially for 'Notes.' Custom event types contain an option to exclude events during a Gedcom import and providing a link to the event types/custom event types so that selected items can be excluded during export would prove useful. I realize that I can privatize 'Notes' and then exclude them during an export. Currently, I use a Klutzy work around using desktop genealogy software and while I can remove some information however, I cannot remove as much as I would like before posting to the various Genealogy Websites.
  5. Larryw

    Installation problems

    Information: Destination: TNG 12.0.02 - Template #1 Source: Legacy 9.0.0.226 - Database: 74,000 + people - GEDCOM types tried: Legacy, 5.5.1 only, basic - ANSI & UTF-8 Equipment: HP Laptop - Windows 10 - Chrome browser - Filezilla FTP Server Side: PHP 5.5.38 - MYSQL 5.5.5-10.0.36 When trying to install the first time I let the GEDCOM run for about 24 hrs because I had read that large files may take a very long time. While running the import the activity shown at the bottom of the screen looked good; waiting for host, processing request, connecting... etc. After 24 hrs I stopped the Import and clicked on People in the Administration Menu, it showed only 446 people imported in the database! I deleted all 446 people and tried the above flavors of GEDCOM's, the total never went above 446 people. In digging deeper into the Forum I was surprised at the number of MODs there are; my initial reaction was this software is for programmers and hackers not users (like me). I have used about a dozen genealogy software programs and they have all been more-or-less plug and play; including, the now unsupported PHPGedview. Some of the MODs that looked like what I need require a completed install. I have been trying everything I can think of for 5 days, 16 hrs a day with zero progress. So, here I am making my plea for ideas and assistance. I downloaded GEDCOM Validator and ran it against the above GEDCOMs and if it is correct the GEDCOMs don't do very well meeting the standards and specs for GEDCOMs. The idea of this TNG software is fabulous and ticks all the boxes of what I want in a genealogy software. Thanks, Larryw
  6. I decided to switch on importing addresses related to events when I did my last update, and noticed an odd result. It appears where the imported address in the GEDCOM has more than 4 standard elements (ADR1, CITY, STAE, CTRY), the way it is being converted adds duplicated elements. It also appears as though, when the STAE is missing, similar odd formatting occurs. This can be observed here on my site (whakapapa.gen.nz). The address for the 1861 census appears as expected. The GEDCOM relating to this appears to be: 1 CENS 1861 England 2 DATE 7 Apr 1861 2 PLAC Islington, Middlesex, England 2 ADDR n/a 3 CONT 5 Trinity Street 3 CONT Islington, Middlesex England 3 _NAME n/a 3 ADR1 5 Trinity Street 3 CITY Islington 3 STAE Middlesex 3 CTRY England However for the 1871 census, I get: The GEDCOM for this is: 1 CENS 1871 England 2 DATE 2 Apr 1871 2 PLAC Islington, Middlesex, England 2 ADDR n/a 3 CONT 3 Jordan Walk 3 CONT Elder Place 3 CONT Islington, Middlesex England 3 _NAME n/a 3 ADR1 3 Jordan Walk 3 ADR2 Elder Place 3 CITY Islington 3 STAE Middlesex 3 CTRY England For some reason it has duplicated the CITY after the STAE. There are other examples on the same page, with the 1841 and 1851 censuses, and the Aug 1861 residence, so it is not simply related to census events. On Emma's father-in-law's page here, there are other similar issues. In this case the 1861 census address has picked up more than just the CITY as extra text. 1 CENS 1861 England 2 DATE 7 Apr 1861 2 PLAC Newington, Surrey, England 2 ADDR n/a 3 CONT Brunswick Place 3 CONT Newington 3 CONT Surrey England 3 _NAME n/a 3 ADR1 Brunswick Place 3 ADR2 Newington 3 STAE Surrey 3 CTRY England And in the 1871 census, again some odd results 1 CENS 1871 England 2 DATE 2 Apr 1871 2 PLAC London, England 2 ADDR n/a 3 CONT 12 Clarence Gardens 3 CONT London England 3 _NAME n/a 3 ADR1 12 Clarence Gardens 3 CITY London 3 CTRY England However, as noted above, where the address has four elements, and only four elements (ADR1, CITY, STAE, CTRY), it formats as would be expected. There are some other variations on this on this page. The education address is odd. As in the cases above, it has dropped the _NAME, and with no STAE done some duplicating. 1 EDUC 2 DATE Bet 1941 and 1945 2 PLAC Palmerston North, New Zealand 2 ADDR Palmerston North Boys' High School 3 CONT Featherston Street 3 CONT Palmerston North New Zealand 3 _NAME Palmerston North Boys' High School 3 ADR1 Featherston Street 3 CITY Palmerston North 3 CTRY New Zealand However, the Residence address HAS used the _NAME, and despite there being no STAE has formatted as would be expected. 1 RESI 2 DATE 1949 2 PLAC Palmerston North, New Zealand 2 ADDR 83 Wood Street 3 CONT Palmerston North New Zealand 3 _NAME 83 Wood Street 3 CITY Palmerston North 3 CTRY New Zealand This all leads me believe it is something in the import process, rather than in the GEDCOM. Has anyone else had this problem, and/or are there any ideas on how to tidy it up? Thanks Roger
  7. Trying to import new gedcom. Have successfully converted and can see it when pressing select on the GEDCOM CONVERTER tab but Select on the IMPORT tab won't work at all. Anyone got any idea what's wrong and how to fix it please? Using TNG v.12.0.1
  8. In the last couple days I have been having changes in my TNG Sources after a GEDCOM import. I have not changed the way I import as it's the same as I done for several years. I'm using TNG V 12.0.1 and a GEDCOM file coming from Reunion on a Mac. The GEDCOM import includes sources. After an import the Sources on TNG, corresponding to the Sources imported with the GEDCOM have been altered in that all have the Short Titles removed and if there was a repository it too is now blank. I have checked and the numbers for the TNG Sources are the same numbers, respectively on the Reunion Sources. I have gone through and repaired each Source and backed it up before the next GEDCOM import and it is again altered; but suprisingly if I now go to rebuild the Sources I perviously backed up, they are not my repaired sources, but the ones that were altered--it's as if the altered Sources somehow were "backed up" even though I never backed them up. In addition, I have found that the mod Burial Website Media Import will no longer search Find A Grave after the Sources have been changed or even after I "repaired" them. I welcome any suggestions on how to correct this problem. Thanks. Ron
  9. mimohoorn

    Ancestry gedcom

    Hello, I've imported the GEDCOM that I have exported from my Ancestry account (around 500 persons) As I was getting along with my TNG website (montijn.com) I have added alot of new persons and also uploaded various pictures. A few of these pictures I was able to connect with the new persons I have added. Now I want to connect some pictures to persons that I have imported with the GEDCOM file and somehow I'm not able to connect any picture with any imported person. Who has got an answer for me?
  10. I don't update my TNG data anything like regularly enough, so when it comes time to update I'm usually checking back on notes etc. I use Legacy Family Tree v9, TNG v12 and am up to date with all the mods I use, in particular CensusPlus (great mod). But it looks like since I last updated, the way Legacy convert the shared census events has changed, and that is playing havoc with the CensusPlus implementation. Last update (which I think would have been from an earlier version of Legacy, about September last year), the shared events from Legacy went into the GEDCOM in the following form: 1 CENS [description] 2 DATE [date] 2 PLAC [place] 2 NOTE Role: [role] All these happily mapped to the same census event type in TNG, and got picked up by CensusPlus. Updating was simple, and previously linked transcripts all behaved after "Check Census Link" was run after an import Now, Legacy seems to only want to export these same events as: 1 EVEN [description] 2 TYPE Census-[role] 2 DATE [date] 2 PLAC [place] 2 NOTE Role: [role] So every role is creating its own unique event type, and simply fails to behave "properly" in CensusPlus. After running the Check, the Census data does not appear under the person if they shared the event, only the primary person. If I go to the transcript, it suggests there is a linked person already established. However, if I remove the link and re-establish it, it then creates a "Census" event (as distinct from the "Census-Daughter" one, for example, where I relinked the 1851 event). I don't know whether this may be as simple as using different options on the Legacy export (although I have tried every sort of combination). The Legacy support people weren't overly helpful, simply saying the way it now gets exported is the way it gets exported. As much as I really like the CensusPlus mod, I'm almost at the stage of having to turn it off (at least for other than the primary people). (Thank goodness for backups! Below is how the entry for this appeared prior to the latest attempted update, and ideally what I'd like to stick with.) Thanks for any thoughts/guidance.
  11. Does anyone know what I need to look for when I discover that a pedigree line breaks when I make a GEDCOM. I recently exported a GEDCOM from TNG and brought it into another charing program. Some lines went out 4-5 generations when there are 10-12. They appear fine in TNG. If someone knows what I must do to correct this, I would appreciate and tips you ay offer. Thank you.
  12. Hi all, I currently plan on keeping my FTM/ancestry tree as my main tree, repopulating TNG from time to time through gedcom. I need to do a "replace all" as I often delete or merge people, so the ID numbers might change between two exports... That is not a problem in itself. There are two issues: - for some reason, FTM does not export Latitude and Longitude. While these are visible in FTM, and also visible in TNG (!), the maps won't work until I select each place separately and click on "search". It then goes to the numbers which were already present, and shows the map. Is there an easier way to do this? - it was recommended for a correct import to name the files "p_" for photographs, "m_" for headstones and "d_" for documents, so TNG would recognise the media type, put them in the correct folder and make them searchable. As I am cleaning up my database anyway, I am renaming all my media in this format. But... they also show like that on the website. I find it very ugly. Isn't there another way of adding media without the prefix, but still keeping the media type so one can search for pictures or documents etc? Regards, Tom
  13. Ian Davidson

    Media Import from Gedcom Errors

    Hi folks, I use Family Tree Maker (2017) & Ancestry but successfully host TNG (currently v.11.1.2) on my personal website, which is based around Wordpress. I recently decided to apply a long-overdue data update so exported the full file including media files to a Gedcom file. In TNG Setup | Configuration | Import settings I inserted the path on the PC to the FTM media folder, and in Setup | Configuration | General Settings set the TNG folder for all media types to the one folder, into which I then uploaded all the photo, document etc files using FTP. I then imported the Gedcom file successfully into TNG. All the data looks good. However clicking on any media file generates a 404 - Page not found error. Hovering the mouse over the link shows the correct path on the website and file name, except that the url ends in "%0D", which is of course the hexadecimal notation for a carriage return character. If I manually remove the %0D from the end of the url the photo or document loads as expected. It's almost as if when TNG is parsing the Gedcom file it's not stripping the <CR> character from the end of the line, and saving it as part of the filename. So my questions to the group are: 1) Am I doing something wrong, if so what? 2) What's the best way forward? Thanks for any help! Sorry if this topic has been addressed elsewhere but if so I couldn't find it Cheers Ian
  14. Problem with eventdate, eventdatetr and eventplace being empty during import I have imported a gedcom file into TNG. Now I noticed that on an individuals page the events like BIRTh, OCCUpation, RESIdence, EDUCation and DEATh are neatly presented in chronological order. However the events that have the tag "EVEN" in the admin's Custom Event Types pages are presented on the individual's page in a random order. So I looked in the tng_events table and noticed that the columns eventdate and eventplace are empty and eventdatetr is set to a default value of "0000-00-00" for all rows that contain the tag EVEN. I checked the file gedimport_misc.php contains this piece of code: $query = "INSERT INTO $events_table (eventtypeID, persfamID, eventdate, eventdatetr, eventplace, age, agency, cause, addressID, parenttag, info, gedcom) VALUES(\"$eventtypeID\", \"$persfamID\", \"" . $eventptr['DATE'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['DATETR'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['PLAC'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['AGE'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['AGNC'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['CAUS'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['ADDR'] . "\", \"" . $eventptr['parent'] . "\", \"$eventinfo\", \"$tree\")"; I then put in some echo statements and concluded that during import the variables $evendate , $eventdatetr, $eventplace are empty. One can change and update those events using the Edit Existing Person , Other Events table, but this seems a bit cumbersome as I have hundreds of those events. My question, has anyone seen this behaviour and more important, has anyone got a solution for me? Thanks Jan Wessel P.s. I did send an email to Darrin some weeks ago, but have not had a reply from him yet.
  15. I've been trying to import a zipped gedcom into TNG but I get the message: Could not upload file: My Genealogy.ged.zip. Your 'gedcom' folder may have inadequate permissions (try 755 or 777). I know I'm supposed to use an FTP but my computer knowledge doesn't extend to this. The TNG wiki says a zipped gedcom should automatically expand and import. Can anyone help please?
  16. Hi all, I have a family member who has done a lot of research and has their tree on Ancestry. I'm wanting to get a GEDCOM and import it into my tree, however we're going to have 100's of duplicates all with pretty much the same data. Since I don't have time to sit through and manually deal with all these dupes, can anyone recommend a way to go about the import? I know it's going to be pretty difficult. I was thinking of removing existing members in one or the other and leave a common ancestor but that would still take a lot of work.
  17. I have released Simple SEO versions 11.0.0.6 (TNG 11.0+), 11.1.0.6 (TNG 11.1), and 11.1.1.6 (TNG 11.1.1+). This version changes the way in which meta keywords are generated, using a list of GEDCOM tags instead of individual tags in the mod parameters. So now...any custom event's value can be added to meta keywords by adding its GEDCOM tag to the list. Aliases (tag: ALIA) and nicknames (tag: NICK) are supported by default. Other useful tags might include occupation (tag: OCCU) or married name (commonly _NAMM). Individual names and nicknames entered in TNG still have built-in support. This version also adds HTML encoding to keyword values to correct cases where a quoted nickname or other instances of special characters are included in a name or event value. This version is optional for Simple SEO mod users. Please see the Simple SEO Wiki page for additional information. Bill Herndon Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
  18. I am a long time FTM user and a brand new TNG user, so please excuse me if I am asking questions that may have been covered before. My purpose of setting up TNG was to bring together relatives who will be interested in expanding my existing family tree which already covers many common ancestors. I work with FTM and online services to add facts, media related data to that same tree. It seems to me that there is a place in the genealogy world for both FTM (or the like) and TNG. My question\problem is; if people make changes to TNG and I make changes to FTM how do I get them to be in sync? The most recent iteration of FTM has the facility to sync FTM with published trees on Ancestry.com. Is there a way that i can do the same with FTM and TNG? Thanks, Mark
  19. During export via Gedcom from Legacy 9.0, I'm having trouble transferring geo-codes to TNG. I have examined the Gedcom-files, but cannot find latitudes or latitudes in the file ( and of course they are not shown in TNG after import, either). I have tried different sets of setups from Legacy (Legacy file and Gedcom 5.5), but when I examine the Gedcom-files, none of these have info on geo coordinates. If anyone out there can help a panicking Norwegian, I would greatly appreciate your feedback! Best regards Morten
  20. John Cordes

    Spousal order

    I know this question has been raised a few times before but I think my current situation has not been covered, not exactly anyway. My desktop program is TMG and I update my TNG 11.1.2 site by replacing everything with a new Gedcom file. I have a situation where an individual with two marriages has the first marriage date known exactly, the second is not. But by using sort dates in TMG the exported Gedcom file has the FAMS entries in correct order: i.e. the FAMS for the first marriage appears before the FAMS record for the second marriage. Importing into TNG I always run, in Secondary Options, sort children, sort spouses and track lines. Yet the marriages appear in the wrong order in the TNG site. I've just done a temporary fix using TNG -- it is wonderful that TNG makes it easy to drag the marriage events into the correct order so easily. But clearly I don't want to have to do that every time. My current Gedcom file is large (over 9 MB). Is it worth while my trying to make a very small test file to demonstrate the problem? Or am I wrong in thinking that TNG should (normally) handle this situation correctly? I thought the crucial thing when not all dates are known would be the order of the FAMS events in the Gedcom file, but perhaps I am mistaken about this. Thanks for any advice, John Cordes
  21. When I import a GEDCOM (exported from FTM 2017) into TNG ( v. 11.0.2), I have a large number of persons marked as living with the death date present. I do not understand why TNG marks these people living. There is no "LIVING" tag in the GEDCOM 5.5 standard so this appears to be something that TNG is interpreting during import. It appears that many of the people marked as living have a null CHR (christening) tag without a date or place in the GEDCOM. Deleting the empty christening fact in FTM displays the deceased person. Unfortunately I have thousands of these entries in my FTM database and no easy way to clean it up. Is there a work around to fix this problem? Here is an example http://www.trippgenealogy.org/tng/getperson.php?personID=I58157&tree=Master In this example, 7 of the 14 children are reported as living although all were born before 1860.
  22. Having upgraded to version 11.0.2, I have set up a copy of my site on my PC using Wampserver and all working. To populate the standalone tng site I exported the whole tree via Gedcom and imported it into my wampserver site. All seems to have gone well except that no Custom Events have migrated at all. I have deleted the tree and tried reimporting 3 times to no avail. Custom events are all set to allow. Clearly I'm missing something and undoubtedly it's simple but I can't fathom out what it is. Can anyone point me in the right direction, or alternatively, are they all contained in a folder on the Simply Hosting web server which I can just copy across using Filezilla, as I have done with my Media. Which file are they contained in, as I can't identify that either?
  23. stillman

    Medias on citations

    I use the new Heredis 2018 Pro (Mac) for my home computer genealogy database and export GEDCOMS for TNG. I wish to use the new function "citations", especially for using all my birth, death certificate,etc. but it does not seem to be allowed in TNG. Here is a part of my gedcom : 2 SOUR @835@ 3 NOTE http://www.archivesdepartementales.lenord.fr/?id=viewer&doc=accounts%2Fmnesys_ad59%2Fdatas%2Fir%2FEtat civil%2FFRAD059_MI_A_Z_2011_07_01.xml&page_ref=290818&lot_num=1&img_num=1 3 DATA 3 OBJE @796@ 3 PAGE AD 59 - Tourcoing - N, Ta (1899-1899) - 1 Mi EC 599 R 040 - Vue 35/318 - N°1407 3 QUAY 3 3 _QUAL 4 _SOUR O 4 _INFO P 4 _EVID D Is anyone can explain to me the problem. Thanks for your help.
  24. WRT FTM, the desktop "gotchas" at http://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php?title=Desktop_gotchas is getting pretty long in the tooth. It quits at FTM 2012, and I've already moved on to 2014, then 2014.1, now 2017. Do the "gotchas" notes apply equally well to FTM 2017? Is the GEDCOM converter mod useful for GEDCOMs created by FTM 2017? I have been using FTM 2017 and have been pretty happy importing its GEDCOMs into TNG, but it does seem like I am missing a lot of media links. But many work fine with no intervention. On the other hand, I'm thrilled with TNG so some clean-up is fine by me.
  25. After a long time, I have 'flipped' my main data entry process from desktop software (RootsMagic) to direct input into TNG. That is all going well. From time to time, I like to export a Gedcom and import into RootsMagic. That's not just for additional file safe-keeping but because I can generate a variety of reports to please family members who are offline/older/whatever. Overall I am happy with the outcome. I exported a small tree from TNG to RM and ran an Ancestor report and the basics are there as expected. But I have a problem with sentence definition when exporting a tree from TNG into RootsMagic then creating such reports. I think it is part of the limitation of Gedcom which is well documented but still . . . Many facts need sentence correction - imbedded in report is warning: [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE etc]. . . . etc I do not know where those sentences can be defined. I know I could use a note editor to clean up the file but for bigger reports (this one is only a few hundred people) that would be tedious. Any suggestions for fixing this? Another way to export the data from TNG? Correction in RootsMagic (if anyone has dealt with this)? Have you had success importing a TNG Gedcom into other software . . . Legacy? Heredis? etc. How do you create such reports (if you do)? Is there a Mod for traditional ancestral/descendant reports I haven't found? I realize there is a report function in TNG - and I have used that - but that doesn't apply to the type of report I am mentioning here. Welcome any help with this issue. Thanks in advance! MSB
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