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I WANT TO COPY MY WORK


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#1 pam54

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

Very basic query, sorry, but I am stuck. I have a huge file of family history which I would be distraught if I lost. I have been trying to save a copy of it but no luck. I am using Family Tree programme and it is all saved somewhere on the hard drive. When I put in a CD there isn't any way of saving on to it though there is an icon at the top of the screen which looks like you can. It has other options saying export to web and Gedcom files which I don't know about either. Please can some kind soul sort me out. I would be most grateful. Thanks for reading.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 06:58 PM

Since you are using Family Tree Maker, you should be aware of this:

In order to get data from other genealogy programs into Family Tree Maker, the GEDCOM file format must be used. GEDCOM (GEnealogy Data COMmunication) is a standardized file format that all genealogy programs can use to communicate with each other.

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Knowing you need the GEDCOM format, take a look at this: To create a GEDCOM file with Family Tree Maker

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the help. It looks a bit daunting but I'll pluck up courage and give it a go. Thanks for putting my query into the right forum, bit green about these things I'm afraid.

Am I right in thinking that if I can get my family history into a GEDCOM file then I can copy someone else's information into it without actually having to input all the data manually? It is taking me hours to do this at present and there has to be an easier way.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:44 PM

The way I read it, is that whatever work you copy from others or yourself all needs to be saved as GEDCOM files then imported to Family Tree maker.

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