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If you're looking for big family trees of royal families, presidents, etc. in GEDCOM format, my favorite site is Famous Family Trees by Paul Pruitt. Paul has all sorts of neat trees, many which he created or contracted for, including: Genealogies of US Presidents all in one tree, and separate trees of Lincoln, Kennedy or George Washington Royal Family ...


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The short answer is that you cannot create a "correct" citation because you have nothing to cite. The purpose of a citation is to allow another researcher to identify, locate and re-examine the evidence that you have used. Obviously no-one else will be able to present on the exact car journey where you had the conversation (which is now in the past). The ...


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Given that you promise only to merge these 5 GEDCOMs and not merge them into your own, I'll give you two suggestions, although I disclaim that I haven't tried either because I'm not a Mac user: JPriseMerge is written in Java and will run on a Mac. It costs $40, but you can try it first. GWintree has facilities to record, view, edit and merge genealogy ...


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The lineage-linked program Family Historian uses GEDCOM as its native storage format. It allows the user to create queries, and is extensible via the use of plugins, which can be downloaded from the Plugin Store. (Disclaimer: I use Family Historian for my software, and am a member of the User Group, but I am neither part of the Calico Pie development team, ...


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Splatter, mentioned earlier by Jan Murphy, is now located at http://gigatrees.com/toolbox/splatter. It creates a distribution heatmap of all event locations for all persons found in your GEDCOM. It places markers on the map within a 50ft radius, which is dependent on how closely the place or address description found matches that found in the mapping ...


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If you're open to using java, gedcom4j is a library that will read GEDCOM 5.5 and 5.5.1 files into objects that you can work with, and can write the objects back out as GEDCOM files as well. It can handle the problem you describe.


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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 right of the page, and there is a button to "Export Tree"


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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 from backup. In a post dated 14 Feb 2009 11:33PM GMT in this thread titled FTMB files on the Ancestry Message Boards, Russ Worthington said: A FTMB is a Back ...


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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 you choose. Some targets will involve more 'loss" than others. If you intend to use (plain vanilla) GEDCOM 5.5, then anything not specified in the standard (see ...


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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 both birth parents and adoptive parents, there should be multiple FAMC tags, e.g.: 0 @I1@ INDI 1 NAME Child /Name/ 1 FAMC @F1@ 2 PEDI birth 1 FAMC @F2@ 2 PEDI ...


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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 " with " jun ". (include the spaces so you don't mess up other bits of the file). Of course, you'll want to do this on a copy of the GEDCOM file;...


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IT'S VERY EASY TO CHANGE RESIDENCE TO CENSUS I agree that Residence should be used when something other than a census places the person at a particular place at a particular time - directories, yearbooks, military information, etc. Census should be used when the information comes directly from a census. After exporting a GEDCOM file from either Ancestry....


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Tamura Jones has a gedcom generator "GedFan" that can be used for testing purposes. A blog describing latest version is at 2015-03-18 GedFan 0.4.0.0 See the links section at the bottom of that page for other resources. Although each individual is bare-bones, the number of individuals is determined by the number of generations specified.


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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. Download PAF from one of the sites that still has it available for download such as Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group: http://www.SVCGG.org/pages/...


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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 program should allow you to add a note to that tag and let you put in your note: unknown filiation or unknowable filiation or whatever else you might want to say ...


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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 parents, then the FAMC tag must not be included. Without seeing your GEDCOM file and comparing it to your family tree at Ancestry, it's impossible to tell what ...


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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 pages at the site were last updated in the year 2000, which is 20 years ago. The program was written for Windows 95/98 and the Fixes/Revisions page at the site ...


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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 to be re-run.


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The free utility Family Tree Analyzer https://ftanalyzer.codeplex.com/ offers various views and analysis reports for any GEDCOM file. Its Facts Tab allows Events & Attributes to be sorted by Source, so all unsourced Facts are grouped together. There are also various filters on surnames, relationships, etc to narrow the search. QED


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Try this for the export part: Index: src/plugins/export/ExportGedcom.py =================================================================== --- src/plugins/export/ExportGedcom.py (revision 23370) +++ src/plugins/export/ExportGedcom.py (working copy) @@ -634,7 +632,7 @@ key = str(attr.get_type()) value = attr.get_value().strip()....


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As asked for above, here's what worked for me using gramps 3.4 The problem is in the GEDCOM interpreter, (libgedcom.py), which is located in the $(GRAMPS)/plugins/lib directory. Gramps does not have a specification for the _FSFTID flag in this file. What I did, (which as far as I can tell doesn't break anything), is as follows: Added a TOKEN__FSFTID ...


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My preference is to list a census event as a census and not as a residence. One of the reasons I was prompted to make that decision is that early in my research, I collected several census records from England in which someone was described as 'visitor'. To me "border" or "lodger" implies a residence, however temporary. But when I see a ...


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There is a new feature in Family Historian 6, the Map Window, that may give you a display similar to what you want: Use the new Map Window to map the locations of all the places and events in your projects. View family movements over time, using the Time Slider. Choose any combination of people and events, and filter on event types, using the same ...


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There has been some work on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for family history and genealogy but it is crying out for more so I wish to encourage your efforts. For example, I just googled and found Mapping Your Ancestry with Google Maps. My own efforts so far have been based on using different GIS software: Examples of a Story Map Journal being ...


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I suggest that you start at our portal: https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portal:Using_Gramps There's a lot to read over there, including suggestions on how to record data in various forms. On the subject of marriage, Gramps is not much different from other GEDCOM based software, in the sense that you can follow what I think is common. You ...


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While there may be an official standard GED grammar, there are many nonstandard tags that are now widely used. Therefore, using BNF may or may not be the "easiest way". Nevertheless, a quick google brings up this Gedcom 5.5.1 grammar file.


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Yes, there is the COPR tag for this purpose in the header of the GEDCOM file. In GEDCOM v 5.5.1 (1999), the de facto standard: n HEAD +1 COPR <COPYRIGHT_GEDCOM_FILE> COPYRIGHT_GEDCOM_FILE:= {Size=1:90} A copyright statement needed to protect the copyrights of the submitter of this GEDCOM file. Creative Commons did not exist in 1999 so there is ...


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When looking at a list of all the official GEDCOM tags (lists such as GEDCOM Tags and GEDCOM 101 - Tags in the GEDCOM 5.5 Standard, one needs to be aware of the applicable GEDCOM version level. This determines whether the tag is still valid and where it is supposed to occur in the GEDCOM's structure. (A nice example of the GEDCOM sub-structure is found at ...


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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 they don't believe GEDCOM handles. You'll find a number of people who have analyzed mistakes made in GEDCOM by certain programs and posted about them, ...


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There are a number of genealogy database programmes that provide facilities to query the database. Heredis is mentioned in another answer; Family Historian is another option. Both have free trials available, and there may be other products that support query functionality). If you don't want to invest in another genealogy database but your preferred ...


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