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 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 ...
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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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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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Export GEDCOM from geni.com and then importing not working properly

When I export a GEDCOM (no matter whether in FTB oder GEDCOM 5.5.1 format) and then try to import into Gramps then I am getting a lot of warnings and many addresses are not showing up properly, e.g. ...
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How to define a “patchwork-family” in GEDCOM?

I would like to know how i can define a "patchwork-family" in GEDCOM, that is: a child in a family is adopted by one parent, but is the biological child of the other parent.
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GedHTree - an excellent program to convert Gedcom to HTML- is no longer supported. How can I obtain a registration code?

I'm looking for software that will convert my Gedcom to STATIC HTML files (no PHP) and display ancestor and descendant trees with at least 6 generations. Up until about 10 years ago, there was a ...
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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?

When I started recording my tree I recorded the fact that an ancestor was present in census as such. This produced, as expected, a census (CENS) record in my GEDCOM. After working with my tree on ...
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Blank FAMC tags when exporting from ancestry.com, causing parentless children when imported to geneanet.org

I have been exporting my personal family tree from ancestry.com via the built-in GEDCOM export feature. This tree has about 36,000 members. However, when I import the GEDCOM file to geneanet.org, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking free/open software or method to view/edit PAF file in Windows 10

It is 2020 and I have an old paf and ged files and would like to read and or edit for saving offline. Is there any recent 2020 software that is not a "Pay per Use" commercial software, that can read ...
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Can't export a GEDCOM file from myheritage.com

I was trying to export a GEDCOM file following the instructions on Can I export a Gedcom, but my list of possible actions does not show the link "Export to GEDCOM". Am I doing anything wrong?
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Pedigree Chart into Spreadsheet from GEDCOM

I have a spreadsheet, of my own creation, which I call Custom_Lines_Chasing, which, in its essence, is a pedigree chart. I paste below a screen shot, of a small part, so that you can see its format. ...
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Is there a GEDCOM processing tool to determine lineage society eligibility?

It is a lot of work and hard to determine if you have ancestors that have lineage societies (for example, Mayflower, Brewster, Society of the Cincinnati, DAR, ...). There are quite a lot of lineage ...
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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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Printing ancestry report to specific ancestor

I am trying to print out an ancestry report to one specific ancestor (mainly as a worksheet for a couple membership applications). All I've ever been able to find are things like "fan" reports, or ...
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Keeping different software and online trees in synch

PAF is my program of choice, to allow for a consistent GEDCOM export. I also use My Heritage Family Tree Builder to access the Smart matches and record matches. In addition, I publish my data to a TNG ...
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Family Tree Maker 2005 files import to 2019 version?

I have Family Tree Maker 2005. Yeah, I know...way outta date. But when Ancestry said they weren't going to support it anymore, I just kept what I had. It works fine. Now I want to upgrade (...
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Gedcom Import Diagnostic Errors

The standard behavior of Gramps [most current 5.x versions as well as 4.x and 3.x with which I have played in the past] is to conveniently create a Note record tied to an INDI or FAM or SOUR record ...
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what data will be lost when exporting from “gramps database model” to “gedcom database model”?

What data will be lost when exporting from "gramps database model 5.0.1" to "gedcom database model"?
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Lateral gedcom visualisation with embedded pictures

I have a large GEDCOM of about 2000 persons from the 1600s until today. From the persons living in the 20th-21th century I have pictures enbedded as hyperlinks in the GEDCOM. There is a lot of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How should a trip be recorded in my family tree software?

I recently took my 89 yo father to his birth town, which he had not been to for 30 years. We spent 2 days driving, visiting and him reminiscing. I use Family Historian and would like to record the ...
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Do any programs use Gedcom X (as opposed to Gedcom)?

Gedcom X appears to be an attempt at a next generation gedcom format. "The intent of GEDCOM X is to define a standard for modeling and exchanging the components of the research process that ...
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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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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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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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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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Where are genealogical data standards futures currently being discussed/developed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What standards exist for the exchange of genealogical information? The GEDCOM standard has been moribund for many years since it was abandoned by the Mormon church. There ...
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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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Why haven't more programs adopted Gramps XML free format?

What short comings if any does Gramps XML free format have; that has stopped other major genealogy programs adopted it as a transfer format? Why don't more programs accept it for import seeing it is ...
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Is there a way to store data in software programs that will minimize losses when exporting to GEDCOM?

I am looking to circumvent a possible problem when I start to share my information with relatives. I see that while GEDCOM is supported to some fashion by most programs, there are shortfalls in each. ...
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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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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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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.