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GENviewer

GENviewer is a utility from Mudcreek Software.

As of version 1.03, TMG to GEDCOM does not include a template for exporting from TMG into GENviewer. Using the default property values will yield a reasonable outcome except for the one important exception described below.

Name Prefix Issue

GENviewer v2.013.2307 is the most recent version as of the date when this page was updated. It has an issue where it does not handle the GEDCOM NPFX (name prefix) record properly.

Given these records:

1 NAME Captain Jack /Sparrow/
2 NPFX Captain
2 GIVN Jack
2 SURN Sparrow

GENviewer v2.013.2307 displays the name above as "Captain Captain Jack Sparrow" in its Individual panel. The name appears in its People List as "Sparrow, Captain Jack".

screenshot of GENviewer window showing Captain Captain Jack Sparrow records
Prefix Value Repeated in GENviewer2

The GEDCOM name piece subrecords (NPFX, GIVN, NICK, SPFX, SURN, and NSFX) are intended to provide "structured information" that duplicates the combined name specified in the parent NAME record. Evidently, GENviewer parses the given name and surname from the NAME record, then adds the NPFX value. That is not correct.

Using the following GEDCOM records, the problem is avoided, but the records are not following the GEDCOM 5.5.1 specification.

1 NAME Horatio /Hornblower/
2 NPFX Captain
2 GIVN Horatio
2 SURN Hornblower

GENviewer v2.013.2307 displays the name above as "Captain Horatio Hornblower" in its Individual panel. The name appears in its People List as "Hornblower, Horatio".

screenshot of GENviewer window showing Captain Horatio Hornblower records
Name Pieces Do Not Match Name in GENviewer2
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