Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TMG (The Master Genealogist) is being discontinued...what will happen now with Second Site?

I haven't even finished accepting that I need to use TMG to get Second Site for my website when I learn that TMG (The Master Genealogist) is being discontinued. If you don't already know, TMG is a desktop genealogy program. I tried to learn to love TMG, as I really want Second Site to be my webpage generating software, but I just couldn't seem to get to love it more than Legacy. So, I'm not overly unhappy to see it be discontinued, as I really wasn't using it anyways.



However, the fact TMG is being discontinued leads me to wonder what the future holds for Second Site.  (If you don't already know, Second Site is a webpage generation program that works from TMG) Personally, I am hoping that John Cardinal will change Second Site to accept GEDCOM input instead of TMG input.  I have still not managed to get my entire file into TMG, and therefore into my Second Site webpage, but I would really like to. I have yet to find anything that works as well for my purposes as Second Site. I would actually prefer it to work directly with Legacy, but I think GEDCOM will give more options of people to sell Second Site to. Does anyone know if this is possibly in the works?  

I wonder if John Cardinal was given any heads-up about the situation before it was announced to everyone, or is his head reeling now at the situation? I can't imagine the hassle of having to reprogram something that is so close to perfect because the software you have designed around is being discontinued.  

Is there anyone else out there who is devoted to using Second Site wondering about this too?