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Questions tagged [gedcom]

For questions about the use of GEDCOM files, the de facto standard file format for exchange of genealogical data. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication.

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which programmes use UID tag and what are the guidelines

Where can I find guidelines for GEDCOM Unique Identifiers and UUID format UUID format is the most popular one. Other applications that use the same UUID format for their _UID tag are Family ...
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Gedcom file with Person/Individual containing multiple Places/Residences

I want to create a Gedcom file which contains information about the places where the person lived in the course of his life. But in GEDCOM 5.5.1 as I understood it the ADDR & RESI tags contain ...
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

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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How can I turn a family tree on Geni.com into a printable PDF report?

I've been building a family tree on Geni.com. How can I turn that into a printable report, including all profile photos?
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Strip down a gedcom file

I have a big Gedcom file which I‘d like to reduce on: Name, birth, marriage, death. Best would be if I could do it the other way around like exporting the data from FTM to a gedcom and add the ...
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Has Ancestry.com stopped making available gedcoms?

I stopped doing genealogy about 12 years ago, but have recently taken it up again. Last when I was doing it, members of Ancestry.com could upload GEDCOMs and download those of other members. I ...
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Importing Gedcom from MyHeritage into existing Ancestry.com tree?

I have trees on several sites since I'm able to get different information from each one, and my MyHeritage tree has lots of information that Ancestry doesn't have. I exported a gedcom file from ...
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Layout tools to print big GEDCOM plus pictures to posters?

Background: I have created a family tree containing over 1100 relatives. Therefore I used Webtrees (based on PHP+MySql, hosted on my own web server). (This is how it can look like: Demo family tree) ...
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Installing Gigatree on Windows 10?

I installed Gigatree on Windows 10, Run shows this error. Cann't find the batchfile the error is referring to, even though the folder should show hidden files. What should I do to get this program ...
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Querying GEDCOM file to find people with missing parent(s)?

I have a Gedcom file that I want to query for a person with at least one missing person. How can I achieve this? I am not a software coder but fairly technical otherwise.
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Creating GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not another?

How can I create a GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not the other.? I have just got wikitree up to date with one branch of my ancestry tree much that I originally imported into wikitree a ...
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I have a ged file with 44k entries - what is a good program which will handle it? [closed]

I began using the free software, Simple Family Tree, to enter my information. Three years later, I have over 44,000 people entered. The program crashes all the time. Can anyone recommend a good ...
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How to know in GEDCOM if a filiation is unknowable?

In a gedcom file, how do I know if a child has been « found » i.e a child abandoned? In this case, the child has no known ancestor and won't have ever. Heredis program creates a custom tag « _FIL ...
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How to upload a “stripped” GEDCOM to DNA sites

I want to find a simple little app/software that would strip my GEDCOM of any non-blood relatives (plus spouses) and eliminate any non-vital data (only include birthdates, birthplaces, deathdates, ...
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Generations extension download for genealogy programs

I restored my computer and lost my generation extension downloaded program. Does anyone have this link? It produced a small icon in the top left of my FTDNA program and other genealogy programs.
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

I know someone who has a PAF file he wants to use but can no longer access because Personal Ancestral File is gone from his computer. It's been discontinued, so he needs to move to something else and ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

How can I convert a Family Tree Maker file (.ftmb) to GEDCOM? I was emailed the file from a relative who couldn't export a GEDCOM file from his version of Family Tree Maker. I'm interested in what ...
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How to unmerge a family tree in Family Tree Builder 8.0?

I have two merged family trees and I would like to know if there is a way to break them back into two separate family trees? I downloaded the My Heritage Family Tree Builder 8.0. I got the GEDCOM ...
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GEDCOM: INDI.FAMC vs FAM.CHIL

This question pertains to processing GEDCOM files. Specifically, establishing the relationships between individuals: Fred is a child of Mary, Mary is married to John, John is a child of George, etc. ...
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How to generate a report of ancestors by generation?

Somehow years ago I generated a report (a text file) that listed every person in a Personal Ancestral File (PAF v5) or GEDCOM file by their generation. I only had PAF to work with (and was also ...
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combining ancestry.com tree with external gedcom data

I shared information in an ancestry.com family tree with a relative who wanted to make additions to her side of the family. She was adamant about not wanting to create an account, so I downloaded the ...
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Seeking tools to create tree of specific individuals in gedcom

I am trying to help an adoptee determine his birth parents based on DNA matches at different sites. I became involved because he is a 1st-3rd cousin DNA match to many people in my extensive family ...
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How to split up the disconnected trees in a GEDCOM forest into separate files?

I have a increasingly growing GEDCOM file and know I have many islands in it, some intentional and some not intentional. So I basically view the GEDCOM as a whole as a forest and I know I have many ...
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Sharing genealogical data (from GEDCOM) with family members?

I recently inherited a large (paper-based) set of records pertaining to my family history. I spent about three days converting one branch of the family to GEDCOM format, using a free software package. ...
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I uploaded a tree to Ancestry and it has old UID facts. How do I delete them?

I uploaded a tree to Ancestry from a gedcom I had created some years ago. It included some UID facts. How do I delete these from a personal member tree?
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How should I record membership in a fraternal organization?

What's the best, or most standard, way to record membership in a fraternal organization in GEDCOM? The closest tag I could find in the list of GEDCOM 5.5 tags on http://wiki-en.genealogy.net/GEDCOM-...
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Is there a Python/Django GEDCOM Parser that would parse gedcom for django app?

I am wondering what type of database would be best for this even. I want to create an app for uploading a gedcom file, having it parsed and saved in a database/triple store. Then the Django ...
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Standard GEDCOM tag/note for copyright?

I understand that the basic facts (birth dates, marriage, etc.) can not be copyrighted. But notes and observations can. I have no interest in having my work be uploaded to ancestry.com and similar ...
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How can I create a visual representation for a particular surname (and husbands/wifes) only?

How can I create a visual representation for a particular surname (and husbands/wifes) only? What I mean is starting with the earliest record for a particular surname I want to show all the ...
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What GEDCOM tag should the DNA Haplogroup be stored?

I was reviewing the GEDCOM 5.5 specification and I am not clear as to what field should be used to store the basic Haplogroup information for an individual from DNA testing as described in What ...
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Entering marriage banns into my database – one fact or three?

Most genealogy programs support Marriage Banns facts. In GEDCOM it is the MARB tag, associated with a date and a place. Banns were a: Proclamation or public notice given in church of an intended ...
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Is there a BNF (Backus Normal Form or Backus–Naur Form) for the gedcom grammar?

BNF is Backus Normal Form (or Backus–Naur Form) and is a standard way to define a grammar for a syntax. It makes it easy for parsers to digest data. I was thinking of writing some erlang code for ...
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Linking an Individual in two trees using Webtrees?

I would like to use Webtrees but the issue is that the idea of 'Family trees' is so separated that it doesn't seem like a person can be shared between two trees. Basically, what I would like to do ...
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What are some of the main conventions used in Gramps?

As I have started recording my family history using evidence based methods in Gramps I've noticed that it is very flexible (too flexible?). I worry that the method in which I record data might seem ...
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Big and public family tree as gedcom

Are there any public and big family trees available online as downloadable gedcom files? Something like royal families, presidents or like that.
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Exporting my tree from Ancestry without latest version of Family Tree Maker

Is it possible to export data from Ancestry without Family Tree Maker? I am in the very frustrating situation of having bought Family Tree Maker twice before. The latest version I have is FTM 2010 ...
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How Complete is GEDCOM Export from Various Programs?

One major concern when using my genealogy software program is that I can later export all the data that I entered to GEDCOM. This could be for the purpose of backup, giving to someone else who uses a ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

Is there a way to generate a list of events in a GEDCOM file without a source, maybe sorted by person or surname?
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Is there software to display who lived at a certain time and place?

Is there genealogy software (as always, preferably for Mac OS X), that reads a GEDCOM file and shows me who lived at a certain point in time at a certain place (and how old this person was)? I am a ...
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How to merge Gedcom files?

A relative has sent me five GEDCOM files of different family branches. They are partly redundant, their content is formatted differently and place names are inconsistent. While most programs offer ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

I had the idea some time back of working on an app that would take a GEDCOM and identify the geo-coordinates of each person's birthplace, then map these on a Google map. Do you know of any app that ...
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Citing a conversation with a living relative

I had a conversation with a relative which provided me some useful information. However, when I (or someone else) read the genealogy some time in the future, there obviously needs to be a citation. ...
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Why does attribute imported into Gramps become an event?

I have a GEDCOM file that I'm trying to import into Gramps. Below are 2 lines in the GEDCOM file: 1 _UID B19A60EAE1514673B05BA89353C6FF9B7909 1 _FSFTID KWZN-WNC The first is imported correctly as ...
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Convert GEDCOM to Markdown reports

I am planning to write several biographical sketches using the markup languages Markdown/MultiMarkdown. (Here’s why + MultiMarkdown’s support for simple footnotes) Is there any software or service ...
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Parsing a GEDCOM

I have a need to parse GEDCOM files to extract: For all Individuals: their (primary) surname, given names, plus a unique ID, and life dates (birth/baptism/christening - death/burial) For all ...
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Can a person adopt their own parent or grandparent?

A recent question on Finding Loops in GEDCOM files got me to wonder if there are some loops that are valid. Of course there is science fiction, where a person goes back in time and parents their own ...
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How can I find loops in GEDCOM files?

I have a Gramps database that probably has an ancestral loop, i.e. a person who is his or her own ancestor. I say that, because the program freezes when I try to find a path between that person and me....
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GEDCOM NOTE_RECORD vs. embedded note

I'll start off with a little GEDCOM background information before firing off my questions. The GEDCOM 5.5.1 specification distinguishes record structures (which have xref-ids) from substructures ...
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What GEDCOM tag is used for overseas travel?

I have an individual who travelled by ship to England and stayed 3 years upon returning to Australia. I wish to record the details but am unsure what event to do so under. It was not immigration/...
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Which tools are available for GEDCOM comparison?

At the moment I work with two programs: Gramps has my master database, and I use RootsMagic to connect to the FamilySearch tree, because it helps me find clues that would otherwise be hard to find. I ...