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FTAnalyzer www.ftanalyzer.com has a function that does exactly this load up your GEDCOM file it strips out all the non essential data and fully privatises any living individuals. It then creates a stripped down GEDCOM file you can load up to a DNA website. This function was literally created for exactly the purpose you describe of making it as simple as it ...


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This is intended to be a supplement to the earlier answer for users who need a bit more information about editing text files. I'll start by repeating the excellent advice which was given already. ALWAYS work on a copy of your GEDCOM file and not the original! When you do a search and replace, include the spaces on either side of the month names, so you won'...


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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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