The Genealogists Research Manager
Lastest Release: 188.8.131.52
Release Date : 11 December 2017
Using Genota for the first time
If you are a newcomer to Genota it may seem a little complex and unwielding at first, but in actual fact it is quite simple to use once familiar with its workings.
To get started select the FAQ section Getting Started with Genota.
Should you run into difficulties or need some guidance feel free to email us.
Frequently Asked Questions
To get started select the program located under the Start Menu > Genota 6, or double click on the Desktop shortcut should one exist. This will launch Genota and display the main screen overlaid by the Welcome dialog requesting that a data file be either created or an existing data file be opened.
Select the appropriate option and the OK Button will enable for selection. As a first time user select Create a new data file.
The option Open the sample data file will load the sample data to allow the user to examine the information structures.Selecting the Cancel Button will terminate the program.
Creating a new data file
Selecting the option Create a new data file displays the view as shown below and complete the steps as listed.
1. Enter a name for the new data file in the File Name input field. DO NOT attempt to add a file extension as this will be added automatically.
If you do not want to store the new data file in the default data folder click on the Select Location button to display the Browse for Folder dialog.
2. Select the folder into which the new data file is to be stored and click the OK button to close the dialog.
3. Configure File Options. These option allows for setting the default values to be applied in the new data file. 2 options are available.
- Date Format
- Character Case
Select the required options from those available in the drop down lists.
4. Click in the checkbox Use as the default data file to enable the new data file to open automatically each time Genota is opened.
5. Click on the OK button to create the new data file and close the view. Once the new data file has been created and made ready for use its name will appear in the screens Title Bar.
You have now created your first data file and ready to move to the next step. Refer to the appropriate sections of the User Guide for more information.
To begin first ensure that a Genota 6 data file into which the source (old) data is to be migrated has been created and is the active data file.
Next, select Tools > Migrate Genota Files from the Main Menu to display the dialog as shown below.
1.Select the Genota or Genota Forms file that you want to migrate into Genota 6 by clicking program name.
2.This will cause the Open File dialog to open to enable the selection of the data file to be migrated.
As Genota 5 and earlier data files are comprised of multiple files the folder in which these files are located must be selected instead.
Once the source data has been selected and the open button selected the migration process will begin.
The time that this process will take is dependant on the number of records in the source data and may take up to more than 10 minutes where 30,000 or more records exist due to the conversion processes required.
A separate Genota 6 data file is not required for loading a combination of source files , however some massaging of the migrated information may be required due to the different data structures used in each of the software packages.
Extreme care should be taken when directly accessing data files and Ausgen Family History Services does NOT accept responsibility for data corruption that may result
Open the configurations file at C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\Genota 6\Genota.ini using Notepad and delete the entire line commencing with the text : DefaultDB=
It is found under the section headed [Database]
When you restart Genota you will be asked to select a data file.
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"You cannot install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 because you currently have 32-bit products installed..."
Causes:Microsoft does not support the side-by-side installation of 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Office or their dependent components.
Workaround to install the 63-bit Access Database Engine 2010 on a computer with 64-bit Microsoft Office 2007 or later:
Before you begin, open the Registry Editory (type "regedit" in the Windows search box under the Start menu and select regedit.exe) and check the following registry key for the value "mso.dll" is NOT present in: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\FilesPaths"
This registry key value would be present if Microsoft Office 64-bit was installed on the computer, in which case you should be able to install the 64-bit Access Database Engine without using this workaround.
32bit Access Database Engine 2010 for x64 PCs