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Name: The Master Genealogist (TMG); Current Version: v7.04 (v8 pending); Platform: PC
Vendor/Website: Wholly Genes See also, "Electronic Users Guide."
User forums: xxx

Page Quick Links:
Source System Description - Evidence Explained Support - Other Named Styles Supported - Export Mechanics - Other Source Export Challenges - Quay - Reported GEDCOM Compatibility - GEDCOM Tests

External References or Authorities: Terry's TMG Tips, Lee Hoffman's TMG Tips ; DeAnna's TMG Codes, Variables and Shortcuts (Cheat Sheets)

Source System Description

Citation Elements (a BetterGEDCOM term): TMG is packaged with 160 Citation Elements (called "Source Elements") [1] [2] users may create custom elements. [3] All Source Elements (including custom elements) must be assigned to a Source Group; there are 32 source groups. [1] [2] Lee Hoffman has an listing of TMG's Source Groups and standard source elements on his web site; see TMG Tips, "TMG ... Source Element Groups and Source Elements" A few examples of Source Groups and the Source Elements follow.

Source Group
Source Elements

Source Group
Source Elements

First Party

Bible Title
Book Title
Compilation Title
Journal Title
Newspaper Title




Compile Date
File Date
Interview Date
Printout Date
Publish Date

TMG's 32 Source Groups are (alphabetical): Author, Citation Detail, Citation Memo, Citation Reference, Comments, Compiler, Date, Edition, Editor, File Reference, Film Number, Location, Pages, Publisher, Publisher Location, Record Number, Record Type, Repository, Repository Info, Repository Memo, Repository Reference, Second Date, Second Location, Second Person, Series, Short Subtitle, Short Title, Subject, Subtitle, Title, Version, Volumes

Citation Templates (a BetterGEDCOM term): TMG's templates are called "Source Types"; program comes packaged with Lackey and Mills template interpretations. In an "initialize process" Users can overwrite Source Types universally to select between Lackey or Mills.

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Users may make modifications to a template, and the may create, name and save custom "Source Types."

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[1] Lee Hoffman, TMG Tips, "TMG ... Source Element Groups and Source Elements"
[2] Terry Reigel, Terry's TMG Tips, "TMG Source Elements"

Terry Reigel has a number of articles about working with TMG Sources and about custom sources in TMG. See Terry's TMG Tips, "A Source Tutorial."; site "Alphabetical Index"

Evidence Explained Support

Other Named Styles Supported

Evidence! and Lackey

Export Mechanics

Terry Reigle's article, "Considerations for Exporting Sources to GEDCOM 5.5 Files," explains in detail how TMG's source groups are group and prioritized to be exported to GEDCOM 5.5.

Only information written into a TMG source element is exported. Text that is added to a TMG template other than by a source element is not exported to GEDCOM 5.5.

Other Source Export Challenges


Reported GEDCOM Compatibility

GEDCOM Tests/Testing