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How to define a "patchwork-family" in GEDCOM?

In GEDCOM, a child to parent relationship is indicated by a FAMC tag. An optional subtag of the FAMC tag is a PEDI tag which indicates the pedigree linkage type. In your case, since your person has ...
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

There are two ways of doing this that I can think of: Use the free version of Ancestral Quest Basics available from here. It is written by the authors of PAF and allows PAF import and Gedcom export. ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

The file your relative has sent you is a Family Tree Maker backup file. Using Family Tree Maker If you have a newer copy (2008 or later) of Family Tree Maker, you should be able to do a restore ...
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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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Format a large amount of dates

A GEDCOM file is a text file. You can open it up in a text editor and do "search and replace". I would suggest 12 different replacements; one for each month. For example, replace " juni ...
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GEDCOM: INDI.FAMC vs FAM.CHIL

I think you'll find just about every genealogy program makes many mistakes when exporting their GEDCOM. Some of them even add their own illegal GEDCOM on purpose because they want to export some data ...
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How to know in GEDCOM if a filiation is unknowable?

Yes, you are correct that there is no standard tag in GEDCOM for filiation. If you are using Heredis or any program that creates a custom GEDCOM tag for filiation, then you can use that tag. Your ...
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How can I turn a family tree on Geni.com into a printable PDF report?

Export the GEDCOM from Geni.com Click on https://www.geni.com/gedcom/export Select the Export Forest option, and follow instructions. Wait for your GEDCOME file to be created (you will be notified ...
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Blank FAMC tags when exporting from ancestry.com, causing parentless children when imported to geneanet.org

A FAMC tag with no link is illegal in GEDCOM. Thus this is a bug with the GEDCOM export at Ancestry. If the tag is included, then it must point to the FAM record for the parents. If there are no ...
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GedHTree - an excellent program to convert Gedcom to HTML- is no longer supported. How can I obtain a registration code?

Although the site www.gedhtree.com is no longer there, the site http://users.chariot.net.au/~ramacs/GedHTree/readme.htm still exists that contains a lot of information about the program GedHTree. The ...
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Keeping family trees up-to-date or synchronised between websites

What kind of trees are we talking about anyway? I'd like to address some misconceptions that are in your question before I answer your question directly. You wrote: If you ask me, one of their goals ...
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Has Ancestry.com stopped making available gedcoms?

I cannot comment on whether a GEDCOM could be downloaded from Ancestry.com 12 years ago but in the 7 years that I have had an Ancestry.com.au account the only GEDCOM facility for download that I have ...
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Gedcom file with Person/Individual containing multiple Places/Residences

Multiple RESI tags are the proper way to do this. If you think about it each is an 'event' in that persons life. They live in 'place 1' when they are born and then in 'place 2' when they leave home ...
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Seeking free/open software or method to view/edit PAF file in Windows 10

Ancestral Quest is built on the same codebase as PAF and is probably the easiest upgrade path for a PAF user. See their FAQ on Database File Formats. Ancestral Quest is a commercial product. The ...
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Export GEDCOM from geni.com and then importing not working properly

Geni exports its places improperly into GEDCOM. Normally the PLAC tag should be places at level 2 below the event it pertains to, e.g.: 1 DEAT 2 DATE 11 DEC 1901 2 PLAC Toronto, Ontario, Canada Where ...
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Sharing GRAMPS database between 2 computers

There are two ways. The simpler way is to create a new, empty tree then import your existing database into it. You should then be able to save the tree and convince Gramps to use the existing file ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

This may or may not depend on the version of Family Tree Maker that your relative is using but it looks like exporting GEDCOM from Family Tree Maker should be straightforward: Instructions are ...
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GEDCOM: INDI.FAMC vs FAM.CHIL

The GEDCOM 5.5 specification provides most explanation about the link inside the individual record, pointing to the family record. It says: The normal lineage links are shown through the use of ...
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Generations extension download for genealogy programs

If you are asking about the Google Chrome extension that presents ancestors from FamilyTreeDNA in an Ahnentafel format, then the extension is called DNArboretum and is available here: https://...
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Creating GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not another?

Your task is one that I don't expect you or very many people will do very often. I don't know of any programs or genealogical utilities that will find all the people in one file that are not in ...
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Creating GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not another?

One way to automate some of what you want to do would be to use one of the many Gedcom to Excel converters to create two Excel spreadsheets. The using Excel's functions to compare the two sheets and ...
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Keeping family trees up-to-date or synchronised between websites

TL;DR: No. I'm looking for the same thing, and from my professional experience and investigation into the genealogy industry (yes, it's an industry), this is the conclusion I've drawn. I'm relatively ...
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How to upload a "stripped" GEDCOM to DNA sites

Family Historian has a gedcom export plugin available that has a specific export option for this scenario. However, the free trial version does not allow the running of plugins and so may be an ...
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How to unmerge a family tree in Family Tree Builder 8.0?

The MyHeritage site has an FAQ entry for this. It walks you though the progress with pictures and everything. Summary: You goto to File -> Export GEDCOM, fill in the dialog until you get to the "Pick ...
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How to generate a report of ancestors by generation?

I am not entirely sure how you can calculate a generation number without an root descendant unless you are expecting to set the most recent descendant as generation 1 and you can guarantee that there ...
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Sharing genealogical data (from GEDCOM) with family members?

I would suggest Tribal Pages. This has a number of pricing tiers, the basic level is free and seems adequate for your requirements. For more people, photos and notes, charges start to apply. You ...
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