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Overview

The Places section includes properties related to place values in TMG events.

Properties

Include Master Place List

The Include Master Places property determines whether master place records are included in the GEDCOM file. The default value is unchecked.

The GEDCOM specification does not include master place records: place information is provided separately for each event. To accommodate data assigned to master place lists, such as exhibits, some programs accommodate custom master place records.

When writing master place records, TMG to GEDCOM uses the custom GEDCOM tag defined in the Master Place Tag property in the GEDCOM Tag Names section.

Include Master Place References

GEDCOM readers that support master place lists use one of two approaches for associating a place referenced in an event to an entry in the master place list:

  • The place text is used as a key and Include Master Place References should be unchecked:
    1 BIRT
    2 PLAC Stillwater, Oklahoma
    ...
    0 @P17@ _PLAC Stillwater, Oklahoma
    1 MAP
    2 LAT 36.116
    2 LONG -97.059
    
  • The XREF_ID of the place record is used as a key and Include Master Place References should be checked:
    1 BIRT
    2 PLAC Stillwater, Oklahoma
    2 _PLAC @P17@
    ...
    0 @P17@ _PLAC Stillwater, Oklahoma
    1 MAP
    2 LAT 36.116
    2 LONG -97.059
    

Include Place Parts

The Include Place Parts property determines whether TMG place part values are written to the GEDCOM file using custom records. The default value is unchecked.

When checked, place part values are written as follows, with one set of tags for each place part value:

1 _PART
2 _NAME place-level-name
2 _VALUE value

Example:

1 _PART
2 _NAME Parish
2 _VALUE Orleans

Full example:

0 @P2@ _PLAC Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
1 _PART
2 _NAME City
2 _VALUE Lunenburg
1 _PART
2 _NAME State
2 _VALUE Nova Scotia
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