Will Linux GRAMPS import .fbc and .ftmb files?

If not, is there a stand alone Linux utility that will convert .fbc and .ftmb to gedcom?


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As far as I understand, anything that works on one OS in GRAMPs works on all OSes. None of the usage documentation differentiates based on which OS it's running on (at least that I've seen; I'm a Mac GRAMPS user).

According to the GRAMPS 5.0 FAQ entitled "What Standards Does GRAMPS Support?", GRAMPS should be able to read Family Tree Maker files (personally, I'd probably try the .ftc file first).

If it doesn't work or doesn't work properly, I'd recommend contacting MacKiev (the company that currently owns/produces Family Tree Maker) to inquire about converting to GEDCOM format without the full application, or requesting help on a GRAMPS mailing list.

  • Thanks for your reply. Have yet to hear from MacKiev. Went ahead and installed sw. If accepted .ftmb (with errors), but balked on .fbc (.ftc above is a typo).
    – lmart
    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:08
  • Thanks. Have yet to hear from MacKiev, so installed sw, which accepted .ftmb (with several errors) but balked on .fbc (.ftc above is a typo).
    – lmart
    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:14
  • This is only GEDCOM files created by FTM, not .fbc files created by FTM.
    – RonJohn
    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:11
  • "Gramps is tested to support the following flavors of GEDCOM 5.5.1, Brother's Keeper, Family Origins, Family Tree Maker, Ftree, GeneWeb, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, Pro-Gen, Reunion, and Visual Genealogie.
    – RonJohn
    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:12
  • @RonJohn Ah, yeah, my bad; I misread the FAQ. Jul 31, 2018 at 21:07

I attempted to import a *.ftmb file into Gramps 4.2.8 for Linux and it didn't recognise the format.

Consequently, it appears that Linux Gramps is unable to import *.ftmb files?

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    @ColeValleyGirl I think it does answer the question. The answer is no, it doesn't import ftmb files. It's an incomplete answer and probably better suited to be a comment, but the poster doesn't have enough rep to add comments. Jan 7, 2019 at 16:43

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