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Overview

The GEDCOM Source section contains properties that determine the contents of the HEAD.SOUR section of the GEDCOM file. These properties identify the source program that created the GEDCOM file or the data, and some GEDCOM readers adjust their processing based on the values in the HEAD.SOUR section.

By default, the properties in this section are set to values to imitate a GEDCOM file written by TMG. This will produce good results with GEDCOM readers that have custom processing rules for TMG data.

Properties

Mode

The Mode property determines whether the HEAD.SOUR properties are set to values determined by TMG to GEDCOM or manually. The default value is "TMG". When set to "TMG", TMG to GEDCOM uses the same HEAD.SOUR value that TMG v9.05 uses. That is usually the best choice.

You may also choose "TMG to GEDCOM". Most programs are unlikely to recognize that value, and that may or may not matter. I recommend using "TMG" in most cases, and if you use "TMG to GEDCOM", experiment to see if using it changes how the target application loads the data.

When Mode is set to "TMG" or "TMG to GEDCOM", the remaining values are set automatically by the program.

When Mode is set to "Custom" you may edit the remaining values. This might be useful if you need to fool the target application into treating the file as if it came from some other program.

Approved System ID

The Approved System ID property uses GEDCOM's terminology for the identifier associated with the "source" system. If you are configuring TMG to GEDCOM to mimic the GEDCOM file of another program, you should create a GEDCOM file with the other program and inspect it to determine what value it uses in the HEAD.SOUR record.

Name of Product

The Name of Product property uses GEDCOM's terminology for the name associated with the "source" system. If you are configuring TMG to GEDCOM to mimic the GEDCOM file of another program, you should create a GEDCOM file with the other program and inspect it to determine what value it uses in the HEAD.SOUR.NAME record.

Version Number

The Version Number property uses GEDCOM's terminology for the version number associated with the "source" system. If you are configuring TMG to GEDCOM to mimic the GEDCOM file of another program, you should create a GEDCOM file with the other program and inspect it to determine what value it uses in the HEAD.SOUR.VERS record.

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