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Working with GEDCOM Files Made Easy - Part 2

June 2008 by Robert 

Working with GEDCOM files - Your genealogy software does all the work for you

Genealogy software does
all the work for you…

You will discover how to import (look at) and export (save your own GEDCOM files) and how easy it is to do.

Hopefully, you already have a favorite genealogy software program that you are using. If not, there is a link below to a powerful free program (that happens to be my personal favorite) that you can get.

Note: In part two of the GEDCOM mini-workshop, you will see how to import and export GEDCOM files with the free PAF genealogy software program.

In part three, you will see how to do the same thing with the Family Tree Maker genealogy software program.

Don’t let these terms confuse or scare you off. Here’s all that this means…

Different Terms - Depending on Your Genealogy Software

Create a GEDCOM file. (Save data as GEDCOM file)

Look at a GEDCOM file. (Open a GEDCOM file)

Import a GEDCOM file. (Look/Open GEDCOM files)

Export a GEDCOM file. (Save data as GEDCOM file)

Part 2: Genealogy Software Does All the Work For You.

It will all come together for you after you watch the video. The light bulbs will start to come on in your mind.

RESOURCE: The Genealogy Software Programs
Shown in this GEDCOM Workshop are:

PAF (Personal Ancestral File): PAF is a free genealogy and family history program that
allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize and share your family history and genealogy information.

You can download this powerful free genealogy software from the FamilySearch.org site. Click on this Personal Ancestral File link, you will see the link to get the PAF software on the front page.

Family Tree Maker: This link will take you to the latest version of the popular Family Tree Maker 2008.

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