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Gedcom files, a guide to them....

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MrsBucketBouquet Report 14 Feb 2007 22:24

Book marking...thanks

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 14 Feb 2007 22:09

nudgety bump


Captncruise Report 28 Jan 2007 08:57

Legacy is a free program that you can use with a Gedcom file. You only need to use gedcom files to transfer data between differant programs. If you don;t need to do this don;t worry about it.

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 28 Jan 2007 01:07

Please note, Cheryl mentioned about the freebie FTM giveaway with a Sunday paper. Not all the features are enabled in these giveaway versions. It is possible to upgrade them but it costs more than buying a full working version in the first place. You can enter names and dates etc, save images and notes for individuals but the reports, books, some tree printing options and exporting of files options are not enabled in the freebie. If you have a free version DON'T UPGRADE IT BY PURCHASING AN UNLOCK CODE,............IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY THE FULL VERSION FROM MORRISONS SUPERMARKET OR TWR COMPUTING.


Duncan Report 28 Jan 2007 01:06

I am getting very muddled here. As I am basically an idiot when computer talk starts getting technical, would I be sensible to just ignore any reference to Gedcom, or should I learn? I'll guess I'm not the only one wondering this! Duncan

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 28 Jan 2007 00:55

Linda You can create a gedcom from your FTM and then upload it to Genes. If you look on page 1 of this thread i have outlined how to create a gedcom using FTM, the post is about fourth or fifth from the bottom of the page (the last few on the page are nudges). Glen

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 28 Jan 2007 00:53



Rita Report 27 Jan 2007 17:46

n RIta


Rita Report 27 Jan 2007 17:46

n RIta


Linda Report 27 Jan 2007 06:35

Hi there, Is there any way to transfer our gedcom files (l have FTM 2005) to genes reunited? Havent put much in this site as l dont look forward to placeing all the info by hand once again. Regards, Linda


Penny Report 26 Jan 2007 22:03

saving for later, thanks for explaining it so well!!

** Cheggle

** Cheggle Report 26 Jan 2007 21:57

You can look out for Family Tree Maker being given away as a freebie - I got mine FREE with my sunday paper a while back (Sunday Times probably because that's what we usually have...). If you are in no great rush to get FTM straight away it can be worth waiting and keeping your eyes peeled! Cheryl :o)

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 26 Jan 2007 21:12


Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 24 Jan 2007 15:55



Blackswan Report 24 Jan 2007 00:15


Her Indoors

Her Indoors Report 23 Jan 2007 07:29

Just answering the question about the PAF download. What you want is Personal Ancestral File v5.2. The accompanying PAF Companion program is very good (additional printed charts and reports), but the free version is of very limited functionality, and it is only really worth having if you buy the unlocking code from LDS for just a few dollars. PAF on its own is very good, easy to use and has never given me any problem whatever. FTM seems to have a stranglehold on the market. I bought a copy, couldn't see anything materially different or useful, and gave it away again, but FTM is the one everyone rates. I suspect there is some subliminal advertising of it on Ancestry's site: perhaps a FTM IS GOOD flashing for a fraction of a second every minute of so.

Liz from Lancs

Liz from Lancs Report 23 Jan 2007 00:31

Thanks. Filing. Liz

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 19 Jan 2007 14:14

Sarah To create a gedcom in FTM 2005 simply follow these instructions 1. From the File menu, choose Export File, then select Entire File. Family Tree Maker displays the New Family File dialog box. 2. Click the Save as type drop-down list and select GEDCOM (*.GED). This is the last/bottom option on the list. In the File name field, you can either keep the name that Family Tree Maker suggests or type another name for your GEDCOM file. It is best if the name you choose is eight letters or less and has the extension .GED. For example, you could type myfamily.ged or smith.ged. 3. Click the Save in drop-down list and select the drive or folder where you want to save the GEDCOM file. When you are happy that the drive or folder is the place you want then click OK. 4 Click SAVE, another box opens, leave the settings as they are. then click OK.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 19 Jan 2007 07:45

nudged for me later


Louise Report 18 Jan 2007 12:38

Am saving this for future reference. Ta very much Gan Canny