These inexpensive computer programs automatically pull the information from your GEDCOM file (the universal family tree file format) and turn it into attractive. GEDCOM is readable. It’s not understandable, but you can read it. It’s a list, with keywords and values. The keywords aren’t all obvious, such as * SOUR is. GEDCOM is a text file so you can open in any text editors. To convert into PDF. 1. Open GEDCOM file in notepad. 2. Press Control A and select all,copy it. 3.

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EDT is the finest text editor known to man, in my opinion. Doesn’t that app allow you to print directly? Apologies you are correct, it coonvert dead. Back here on earth, the people with the file want to be able to put the data into their genealogy program’s database without typing it all over again. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website gedom subject to these policies.

How do I Convert a Text File to a GEDCOM?

The trailer is just one record; it tells your importing program that is has come to the end: The finished application will be released as freeware to anyone who can make use of it. Sign up using Facebook. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Ruskie RootsChat Marquessate Posts: Post as a guest Name.


Thank you gedcok for your responses – it is much appreciated! The easiest way, if the person who sent you the text is still alive and still speaking to you, is to ask them to send you the data again, only this time in GEDCOM format. I already convett to use GedGenie but it didn’t work. FTAnalyzer Family Tree Analyzer by Shammy Levva An Open Source C project which aims to allow users to import their GEDCOM files and produce various data analysis reports and consistency checks such as a list of all people not yet found on a census, lists of potential data errors such as missing death date ranges etc.

Give him one of each fact present in your text file; born, died, buried, died of, military service, graduated from, will probated on dateand so on. It is a long process. Website is in French. If the text editor you are using can’t deal with tabs and line breaks, you should stop reading now, because you won’t be able to do this. Here is a sample: I will also need a few volunteers later to beta test the application, but at the moment it is the data that is important.

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Give him a two-paragraph note, too. It’s been discontinued, so he needs to move to something else and import the PAF file. Once you get that right, testing larger gedcoms shouldn’t cause a problem. I’m going to go through the name part of converting an Excel spreadsheet to a GEDCOM file and leave the other facts as an exercise to the reader.


Excel has some limited text manipulating abilities. Here is the announcement: Before we start the step-by-step, you should know Word has a trick or two up its sleeve.

Note the space in front of the “was”, too. Email Required, but never shown. In the meantime I need some help! I know someone who has a PAF file he wants to use but can no longer access because Personal Ancestral File is gone from his computer.

Please acknowledge when a restorer works on your photos, it can take hours for them to work their magic Please scan at dpi minimum to help save the restorers eyesight. You can take special characters out by replacing them with null or a space. If there is anyone out there with an idea on that gecdom help! I’ve always imagined heaven, for us genealogists, to be the place where you can finally finish your research: I hope this helps.

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Main site is in Dutch. Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter and other social networks. Is there a program that will allow me to convert Gedcom files to jpeg or pdf?