Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Test 4: BetterGEDCOM FTM to TMG

I imported the Test1 GEDCOM to TMG using the simple import. Here are the project summary statistics after import:

People 627
Names 882
Events 1839
Witnesses 2076
Places 195
Relationships 594
citations 434
Sources 63
Repository Links 29
Repositories 29
Tag Types 129
Source Elements 160

Does that look like an extra person again?

Errors/Warnings below:
8912 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9032 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8991 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8897 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8927 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8883 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8902 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8922 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8998 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Census
8878 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8917 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8907 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8932 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9012 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8970 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Other
9027 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Other
8939 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Other
9022 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8951 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8963 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9044 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Official Document
8975 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8944 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8892 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9037 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
8956 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9017 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Official Document
8982 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book
9003 Warning : Expected level 2 tag.
3 MEDI Book

Humm... I have 10 sources all titled "Hannah was the widow of James Matthewson."

I will send you, Russ, the export from TMG to GED.

Note: I did not use GenBridge for the import.)

2 comments:

Russ said...

A little investigation here:

The "extra" person has been identified and reported here:

http://bettergedcom.blogspot.com/2010/12/use-of-gedcom-indi-number.html

These errors are part of Source Information. The MEDI Tag is at the 3 level within the GEDCOM file. On count, there are 29 such:

3 MEDI (information)

entries.

This is describing the Media of the Source. In this file they were "books", "census", etc. as see above.

There were 436 SOUR Entries.

There are 43 Entries carrying @S### Tags. That GEDCOM file in Family Tree Maker reflects 43 Source Groups (or Sources).

It appears that The Master Genealogist is expecting the Source Media at Level 2 and not at Level 3. Family Tree Maker and Roots Magic did not have a problem with the Source Media being at level 3.

Russ said...

As a follow up:

From the BetterGEDCOM Wiki:

http://bettergedcom.wikispaces.com/Original+GEDCOM+Data+Model

We have


MEDI {MEDIA}: =
Identifies information about the media or having to do with the medium in which information is stored.

Each Source entry was in this format:

0 @S###
1 TITL
1 REPO
2 CALN
3 MEDI

The issue appears to be the way the various programs handle the various aspects of source or citation information within a GEDCOM file.