Thank you for the reply. Sadly the sql document in that other thread caused an error message in just converting the member data. In that same thread it was suggested that I simply delete the offending entry ...
Converting topics...Duplicate entry '15614' for key 'PRIMARY'
So I deleted it (delete from xmb_threads where tid='15614') and ran it again. In each instance of re-running the converter, I received the exact same error but with a different entry number. Each time I would delete it ... 15615 ... 15616 ... by the time I got to 15689 I gave up and looked at how many threads I actually had. I have 16070 threads. At that point I could only hypothesize that I would have to delete 15614 all the way through 16070 on the off chance that it might convert, and in doing so would loose a lot of good threads.
But I did find some promise in the second thread and thought that I was on to something when it was suggested to convert the XMB data to phpBB first, and then from there to SMF. Unfortunately, the XMB to phpBB converter is for version 2.0 and not 3.0, and hasn't been supported or maintained in years.
If there are any additional suggestions, I am all ears Ladies and Gentlemen. My offer still stands. I will GLADLY pay someone for their time to convert the forum data. I have just a few days left before I have to put the XMB software on the new server. I'm desperate, can you tell?
Thank you to all who have read this thread!!!