To create the new Lost Cousins tag in TMG which will be recognised by FT Analyzer.

  • From the menu line in TMG select "Tools" and then the sub-option "Master Tag Type List"
  • On the Tag Type List screen click on the "ADD" button. (Do not be tempted to COPY an existing tag, for example the Events tag, - it will not work)
  • On the Tag Type Definition screen, complete each of the three tabs as follows
  • General tab
            Label           "Lost Cousins"
            Past tense  is not significant for FT Analyzer, can be left blank
            Abbreviation    will have automatically been populated as "los." when you entered the Label. Leave unchanged
            Default Style   is not significant for FT Analyzer, but you may want to set it to reflect the location of the majority of your research, using the drop-down list.
            Tag Group       select the "Other event" option
  • Roles and Sentences tab is not significant for FT Analyzer, but you may want TMG reports to reflect this new tag. If so, for the Principal role, the following sample might be used
            Male Sentence Structure:         [P] has been added to the Lost Cousins website for the [D] census<, with the following note: [M]>.
  • Other tab
            Display witnessed tags  is not significant for FT Analyzer.
            Display roles for               is not significant for FT Analyzer
            Year Validation                 is not significant for FT Analyzer, but you may find it help to set the minimum to 1841 (the year of the first census LC accepts) and maximum to 1911
            GEDCOM Export as        ensure the option for "1 EVEN 2 TYPE Lost Cousins" is selected
  • Click OK

 To Tag Individuals entered at Lost Cousins

To reflect the people you've entered at the Lost Cousins website within your TMG project, navigate to the appropriate individual and add a tag via your usual method (menu Add or F4 or tool bar "+").
From the Tag Type list select "Lost Cousins", and enter the date matching the census year you've added to Lost Cousins website. The date may be simply the year (for example 1881), or year and month (eg APR 1881), or actual census date (eg 3 APR 1881).

You may optionally also add information to the "Memo" box, where it may be convenient to briefly record, for example, the relationship type specified at Lost Cousins or the FindMyPast census reference info, particularly if that differs from the site you routinely use. This memo information is not significant to FT Analyzer.


To export a gedcom file

From application menu

  File   ->  Export ->  to load the Export Wizard

Step 1: Welcome export      Click Next button

Step 2: Export to

  1. "Export file type" select "Gedcom (*.ged)" from the list.
  2. "Export file name" & "Put in folder:" filename and path for file to be created. When set, click Next button

Step 3: Configurations          Default configuration is fine. Click Next button

Step 4: Export what People  

  1. If you have multiple TMG Projects open, ensue you pick the appropriate project from the drop down list.
  2. For a full file export, ensure "All People" is selected. When set, click Next button.

Step 5: Option Screen 1:     

  1. Ensure "Destination Version" is "GEDCOM 5.5" and ensure "Character set" is "ANSI".
  2. Ensure options "Memos" and "Sources" are both selected.
  3. De-select option "External Image and audio exhibits". Other options are not significant to FT Analyzer. When set, click Next button.

Step 6: Option Screen 2:

  1. "Tag Types" - select option "All"..  
  2. "Names" - select "All variations".
  3. "Events" - select option "All variations".  When set, click Next button.

Step 7: Option Screen 3: 

  1. "Export Reference field as" - suggested option "Reference (REFN)"
  2. "Exclusion" - if this GEDCOM file will only be used locally with FT Analyzer, then suggest selecting both options "Show Excluded Data" and "Show Sensitive Data" to get maximum value from FT Analyzer reports.
  3. "Maximum GEDCOM line Length" - leave as default 80 characters.
  4. Places - The labels for places will vary according to the primary location selected for the project when initially created.  For a UK focused project ensure "Detail", "Village", "Town/City" "County/Regions" & "Country" are selected. These are the 2nd to 6th options, for non UK localised projects. When set, click Next button.

Step 8: Finish                    Click the Finish button to start the export