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what data will be lost when exporting from "gramps database model" to "gedcom database model"?

Gramps 5 allows you to adjust the content of the GEDCOM to suit the intended use (identified by the software to receive the file), so the precise answer to your question will depend upon the option ...
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Exporting my tree from Ancestry without latest version of Family Tree Maker

You can export your tree as a GEDCOM file. In Ancestry click "Family Trees", then choose "Manage tree" for the appropriate tree. This takes you to the "Tree Settings" page. Scroll down to the bottom ...
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How Complete is GEDCOM Export from Various Programs?

Yes, such a test does exist, see Calico Pie's GEDCOM Coverage Test However he only ran it against Family Historian 3, Roots Magic 3.0.3, and Family Tree Maker 2006. So maybe now is the time for this ...
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Enabling downloads with metadata and/or self-descriptive file names on Ancestry?

One option is to use Family Tree Maker, which syncs with Ancestry. It populates some of the metadata into your FTM database. I use and like FTM but I never use this function. Why? Because I don't ...
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Is there a semantic description of gramps data.xml?

One idea is to view how Gramps writes its own XML file Another is to join the Gramps developers mailing list and ask. I don't believe many of the developers are here Also see: RDDL Directory for ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

You can use the Family Search API even though they have no already written tools. This is suggested in the link Colin left in his answer. Specifically, someone has written a python script that exports ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

Looking at the help / FAQ on the FamilySearch site it states that there is currently no way to export your tree from FamilySearch. It goes on to say that this may be possible with a third party ...
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How Complete is GEDCOM Export from Various Programs?

IMO, Calico Pie's test is probably as good as you can expect - though it would be nice if they had a version which checks against 5.5.1. From this, I would infer - haven't taken the time to verify it, ...
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How to transfer data between different versions of gramps?

Although it's not obvious on our download page, we always try to release a Gramps version for all platforms at the same time. You can download version 3.4.8 for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows here: ...
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Unable to import data from Ancestor Research Tool (ART)?

Try this: http://www.alexnolan.net/software/dbf.htm. "DBF Viewer Plus is a portable DBF database table viewer and editor plus some additional features for searching, importing and exporting to a ...
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Unable to import data from Ancestor Research Tool (ART)?

If you only worked a couple of weeks on it, I don't expect you would have got too far. Start over and start off right by documenting all your sources as you go, which I would expect you didn't do the ...
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Unable to import data from Ancestor Research Tool (ART)?

WARNING: Before running any utility, make a copy of your data, and work on a copy of your data, not the original file. I attempted to search for a manual for Ancestor Research Tool, and to find out ...
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What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research?

Another good method of future-proofing is to post your familytree information (about non-living people) online in a variety of places, for example: WeRelate.org and WikiTree. I also post much of my ...
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What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research?

There have been some great responses on this already but I have not seen a couple key points mentions so I will put out what my plans are that I have specifically outlined. I make lots of backups of ...
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How to transfer data between different versions of gramps?

I'll take a stab at providing an answer -- or at least, some useful debugging questions -- although I am not a GRAMPS user. On the Wiki page: Gramps 4.0 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees the section ...
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How to transfer data between different versions of gramps?

I think you should use GEDCOM and resolve why your media links are lost. I believe Gramps does already export the media links to GEDCOM. For example, see this GEDCOM file created by Gramps and look ...
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