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  1. Bruce Roy

    Unable to export gedcom

    I am unable to export a gedcom file from TNG 12.1. When I select GEDCOM export it runs for a while then I get this message "If the export fails to run to completion, click here to resume". When I do that, it advances a few more lines and I get the same message. I stopped doing that when the items in the content got to item P200760. I am guessing that the export uses "P" instead of "I" for an individual - but I have less than 6000 people. https://royroyes.net
  2. Anyone knowledgeable about the Gedcom Converter mod and why it does not work properly? Fatal error: Unsupported operand types in /home4/hopemetzler/public_html/genealogy/admin_filepicker.php on line 137 I just want to simply work on my genealogy in Family Tree Maker 2017 and occasionally upload my work: scanned documents, photos, latest tree, to the web. But it seems that FTM 2017 does not work with TNG at all. I thought the mod would make the transition smooth. Anyone have experience with this? TIA! Hope
  3. Hi, I have an issue with the Gedcom Export function: Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home/deb13809/domains/oboedas.nl/public_html/aeh/admin_gedcom2.php on line 1239 TNG version 12.1 Who can help me :-)
  4. JackBa

    GEDCOM export error

    Hi, When I try to do a GEDCOM export I get the following error: An error has occurred in the TNG software. This could be due to a setup issue, an incomplete upgrade or a program bug. If you are the site owner, you may contact TNG support for help with this problem. Please copy the query below and paste it into your message. Query: SELECT personID, (0+SUBSTRING(personID,2)) as num, lastname, lnprefix, firstname, sex, title, prefix, suffix, nickname, birthdate, birthdatetr, birthplace, altbirthdate, altbirthdatetr, altbirthplace, deathdate, deathdatetr, deathplace, burialdate, burialdatetr, burialplace, burialtype, baptdate, baptplace, confdate, confplace, initdate, initplace, endldate, endlplace, famc, living, private, branch, DATE_FORMAT(changedate,"%d %b %Y") as changedate FROM tng_people WHERE gedcom = "tree1" AND (0+SUBSTRING_INDEX(,'',1)) > "" ORDER BY num LIMIT 0, 1000 You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''',1)) > "" ORDER BY num LIMIT 0, 1000' at line 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PHP version: 7.0.10 MySQL version: MySQL 5.5.60 (client) MySQL 5.5.60-0+deb7u1 (server) Webserver: Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) File/Folder Permissions: Key folders are all read/write Configuration files are all read/write Thank you Hansjakob Bachmann
  5. I have released Simple SEO versions (TNG 11.0+), (TNG 11.1), and (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
  6. Through some testing I've found even if a user has the Allow to download GEDCOMs checkbox clicked, they don't have access Import/Export screen UNLESS they also have Add, Edit, and Delete any data rights. I can see where admin equivalency would be required for importing a gedcom. But for exporting, it seems like non-admin users could be given the export right, perhaps with the option to restrict the export of living individuals. Thanks. -Kurt
  7. I am a new user! I have successfully set up a TNG (v. 12.3) site with one branch of my family by importing a GEDCOM. I use RootsMagic (v. I am trying to plan for the future (I know that is a little funny, but I at least want to try!) My question is about how TNG treats an updated GEDCOM after the site is set up. If I upload a GEDCOM with all the people in my RootsMagic tree, then make changes in RootsMagic and upload a revised GEDCOM, will everything be changed or will TNG recognize the new information and only change that? If I upload a GEDCOM with all the people in my RootsMagic tree, then make changes in TNG, and then upload a second RootsMagic GEDCOM with different changes, will the changes that I made in TNG be undone? Or will TNG recognize which change is the most recent? I have a lot of media files. It will take me years to properly link them to the people in my tree. I'm trying to figure out if I can set up TNG so that my cousins can be administrators of their own branch and add media, but I can still upload my RootsMagic GEDCOMs without changing their work. Thanks for your help. Peggy Freeedman
  8. Hi, I am quite new to TNG, so please excuse me if my question is answered in a help file somewhere. I have been using the My Heritage "family site". I have many photos and documents which are attached to people. When I export a GEDCOM, My Heritage produces something like this for each photo: 1 OBJE 2 FORM jpg 2 FILE https://www.myheritageimages.com/C/storage/site126006541/files/50/05/29/500529_478549db72lf527xe05rar.jpg 2 TITL Sinclair -- Arthurson marriage When I subsequently import the file into TNG, the photos are all there, in that each individual has the right number of photos, and I can view them. However, they haven't been imported. TNG just keeps the link, and displays the photo which is still over on the My Heritage site. The photos subfolder is empty. How can I get the photos imported and tell TNG to throw out the link? I haven't been able to generate thumbnails, either, but that is probably related to this problem.
  9. I've just upgraded to Version 12 from Version 8 and am getting an error when I attempt to select a GEDCOM to import from my website GEDCOM folder. When I hit the "select" button on the Admin Import/Export screen, it produces the following error message: Warning: Unknown: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/rmurra6/public_html/admin_filepicker.php on line 359Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[' in /home/rmurra6/public_html/admin_filepicker.php on line 359 Any guidance on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. One additional bit of info - I noticed that there is no "index.html" file in my GEDCOM folder, just my GEDCOM. Am I missing something?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Larryw

    Installation problems

    Information: Destination: TNG 12.0.02 - Template #1 Source: Legacy - 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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?