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Big and public family tree as gedcom

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 ...
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How to merge Gedcom files?

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: ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

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 ...
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Parsing a GEDCOM

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 ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Big and public family tree as gedcom

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 ...
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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?

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, ...
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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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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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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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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

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 ...
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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?

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 ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

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 ...
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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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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

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 ...
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What are some of the main conventions used in Gramps?

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 ...
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Is there a BNF (Backus Normal Form or Backus–Naur Form) for the gedcom grammar?

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 ...
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Standard GEDCOM tag/note for copyright?

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:= {...
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How should I record membership in a fraternal organization?

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 ...
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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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