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  1. When I import a gedcom with overwrite all existing data, all of the existing media links are duplicated.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 !
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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?
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. Jan Suhr

    PEDI tag in Gedcom

    I've been looking for a way to get the PEDI tag to properly import in to TNG. I'm asking for a way to differentiate between birth parents and step parents. As it is now an individual shows up with two pair of parents and there is no way to tell them apart other than to look at their marriage date and from that conclude that this child was born a long time before their death. There is of course one parent that is part of both marriages so you can read it out that way but the first impression when you come to that page might be confusing. Is there a MOD that handles this? I found this one that handles step parents but it seem to do a lot more than what I'm asking for. https://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php?title=Show_All_Family Thanks
  22. On my desktop I've been using Family Tree Maker as my preferred data entry software for about the last 10 years. For somewhat longer than that I've been using TNG, more recently integrated with Wordpress, to display it, although I also sync to Ancestry. I've always been disappointed I couldn't get media automatically allocated to the correct TNG Collection after importing a GEDCOM produced by FTM. Sadly, my TNG tree hadn't been updated for quite a while, partly because my media links were a mess, with many "File not found" errors, multiple links to the same file etc and I kept procrastinating about facing the challenge to tidy it all up . Over the Christmas/New Year break I bit the bullet, upgraded TNG from v. 11.x to 12.2 and spent some time modifying the CSS files to harmonise with my Wordpress theme (another thing I'd been putting off). Then I started researching the media collections issue; the excellent "gotchas" item in this very wiki was the hallelujah moment when I started to see light at the end of the tunnel! That article led me to Stephen Conner's FTM to TNG Gedcom Fixer program, and also Robin Richmond's GEDCOM Converter mod. Because I was more specifically interested in the media collections I focused on the former. So I spent days modifying the media filenames using FTM to match the requirements of Stephen's Fixer program, a process that's easy enough if quite tedious. I had replicated my website onto my desktop (in a WAMP environment) to fiddle with the CSS and some other mods, so I could test importing a new GEDCOM without jeopardising the live site. I deleted all the existing media files from the tng \media folder and copied the newly-renamed files from my FTM media folder into their respective new website folders. When I imported the fixed GEDCOM file (selecting the options Replace all current data and Import media if present) I was confused to see weird results eg only 12 out of 37 headstones correctly allocated in TNG, 50 out of 269 documents, etc. I spent more time researching and studying the GEDCOM files before & after the fixer program but couldn't see any issues. Then I used PHPMyAdmin to study the TNG database and noticed entries in the media table that didn't look right, and furthermore the number of rows didn't correlate with the number of files. It finally twigged that TNG doesn't clear (ie empty) the media tables when doing a GEDCOM import, even if the option to replace all data is selected. I came to realise that renaming the media files had therefore left things even more messy than previously, and that what I should do is clear all the media tables before doing an import so that TNG would rebuild it from scratch on import. With a view to helping other in the same predicament who may not have the expertise or inclination to play around in the database with PHPMyAdmin I quickly found an excellent backgrounder and tutorial by Bob Cumberbatch on doing it the easy way from within TNG itself (which also confirmed my thoughts). When I followed Bob's procedure to clear all the tables, but NOT restoring the media table (thereby forcing TNG to rebuild it) and re-imported the GEDCOM, Happy Days - all looks great! So if you've waded through all the background, here's my step-by-step takeaway to get your FTM media Categories reflected in TNG Collections. I've tried to pull together tips and procedures from several different places together with my experience into one resource. This has been produced with FTM 2019 and TNG 12.2, but I believe it should work with at least the immediately previous versions of both (but not FTM 2012). It worked for me, but use it at your own risk . NOTE: This should only be done if you use only Family Tree Maker (or Ancestry and sync to FTM) for your data entry and use TNG only to display it! NOTE 2: Sorry Mac users but this process will only work on Windows machines, because Stephen Conner's GEDCOM Fixer program only runs on Windows (though maybe OK using a Windows emulator? Anyone able to confirm please comment below!) I highly recommend replicating your online TNG site to your desktop and backing everything up (including all your media files, before renaming them) so you don't jeopardise your live site in case this doesn't work for you. Do all your modifications on your desktop site and check everything before going through the same steps on your live site. That's beyond the scope of this article, but if you Google or search YouTube for "WAMP" or "XAMPP" you'll find plenty of guides to get a local webserver set up. Also beyond the scope of this article you'll need to be familiar with a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program. Google or YouTube "FileZilla" for a start. Read the "gotchas" article on this wiki and the detailed information available on Stephen Conner's page (with its linked help docs) and Bob Cumberbatch's page, all as linked above, so that you understand the issues and what the proposed fixes do. Using FTM, rename your media files to match the requirements of Stephen Conner's fixer program. This might take quite some time, depending on your individual situation. Do the following in TNG. In Administration | Setup | Configuration | General Settings, Paths & Folders, setup the new media folders eg: In Administration | Setup | Configuration | Import Settings, make sure the Local [*] paths match those used by FTM on your computer, eg on my system this is (where "XXX" is my Windows username and "YYY" is my tree name in FTM) - yours might be very different: If you're not sure what this path is, either open your GEDCOM file (see below) in Notepad or similar, scroll to the bottom where the media entries are located and look for a line like the following: 1 FILE D:\Users\XXX\Documents\Family Tree Maker\YYY Media\p_4 generations.jpg or in Family Tree Maker (assuming you're using the default database path) go to the Tools | Options menu, General tab, copy the database path, eg for me this is: paste it into the TNG box and add "\[your tree name] Media\" on to the end of it, replacing [your tree name] with the actual name of your FTM tree. Note that in FTM, all media files are stored in the one folder, so you'll use the same path for all of the TNG settings. This path will be removed from that recorded in the GEDCOM file by TNG for each media file so that it can store just the actual filename. In Administration | Trees, for your selected or only tree, click the "Clear" icon: and answer OK to the prompt. When you get to this step on your live site you'd use your selected FTP program (eg FileZilla) for these steps, but initially of course this should be on your local machine so you'd use Windows Explorer/My Computer on Windows or Finder on a Mac to delete all the files in yout TNG media folder, then copy all your renamed media files from the FTM media folder into their respective new folders on your TNG installation, as described in Stephen Conner's documentation. In FTM, select the File | Export menu. The important options are highlighted here, other options at your discretion: then at the next prompt select Other as the Destination: Note the filename chosen when you click OK; you'll need it next. Follow the procedures in Stephen Conner's documentation to setup and run the fixer program, including installing any necessary Windows support files (one-off). From TNG's Administration | Import/Export page, select your "fixed" file, making sure it's not the original one exported from FTM: Select the important options as highlighted below, other options at your discretion: and finally click Import Data. Wait for a short while, then verify what you expect to see. Hopefully like me, you'll be a happy person! Enjoy! A huge thank you to Stephen Conner, Robin Richmond and Bob Cumberbatch for throwing light on this area, and certainly not least Darrin Lythgoe for making TNG so flexible and such a capable environment for our purposes! Cheers Ian Davidson
  23. Hi, Apologies for the long post but best to outline things from the start... Last night I needed to import GEDCOM into TNG and so I created a new tree. When I was taken back to the trees page, a blank entry was present and not one with my desired naming etc. Thinking that MAYBE it was blank because it didn't have any people loaded, I uploaded a GEDCOM to it. All completed normally BUT the blank entry was stil present. I deleted the tree and tried adding it again but the same thing happened. I went in with myphpADMIN and updated the column values manually so all the correct entries i.e. GEDCOM exists. Checking the people, families and trees all relationships appeared intact after which I logged out. Since then I have not been able to login, with either admin or normal users. IDs and passwords are correct as I use a password manager. Finding a number of similar (but old) 'login failed' posts I: Entered my email address and went through the forgot user name process. I received the correct userid but unable to login. Entered my email address and userid sent to me and went through the forgot password process. I got "The e-mail address and username you provided do not match any user account currently on record. No information has been sent." In the event that the email field was somehow corrupted I modified it using myphpADMIN but to no avail. Looked at the password field for admin in the users table and it is the same as the value in a DB export I performed a couple of months ago. I then changed the password of another admin user to 'password' and the password type to 'none' but the same thing. This last GEDCOM I imported was generated using Legacy V0.9. I've imported in the past using Ancestry GEDCOMs with no problem. Could this be character set related? I'm stumped.... Thanks and any assistance you can provided will be greatly appreciated.
  24. If this is addressed already, apologies... I have created a "user defined tag or fact" for specific individuals in my "desktop database" currently using "Legacy Family Tree". I never update or append my existing TNG database online, rather I upload a clean copy each time I upload/update to TNG. What I want is to add some sort of identifier to the individual that I have "tagged" such that when you view the person in TNG that person is readily identifiable as "different". For example, on the "Individual Screen" you see now the persons Name, Born, Baptized, Gender, etc. I'd like to add a field for the tag I've created, as a for instance, "STRAY" or "OTHER" or "NOT RELATED" ... or even change the font color of the name or background based on this single "custom tag" that gets imported. I need someway to differentiate on the individual screen, the family screen and the group sheet. If this makes no sense, please tell me and I'll try to better explain.
  25. andrewfindlay

    FH GEDCOM Import Failing

    I have exported a Gedcom from Family Historian 6 and then imported into TNG 12 following all the advice on the FH and TNG help pages, user groups, wikis etc. However all that will import are 520 people (of over 6,000) and they are fragmented, with links only going one generation. I have checked the exported Gedcom, cleared trees, made new trees and anything else I can think of, with no result. Only thing that worked was exporting a Gedcom based on a diagram of 469 people. Is there a setting in TNG that is limiting the number of people imported? If not, does anyone have any other ideas?
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