Working with GEDCOM Files Made Easy - Part 3
June 2008 by Robert
You CAN do it…
Here, you will see how to work with GEDCOM files in a different genealogy software program, Family Tree Maker.
You will also see a search on one of the many sites on the Internet where you can get GEDCOM files with the surnames that you are researching.
I believe that the light bulbs will start going off in your mind, and you will finally understand what all of the fuss about GEDCOM files is all about.
Part 3: You CAN DO It!
Where Do You Get GEDCOM Files?
- Create them with your genealogy software.
- From other genealogy researchers (online and offline).
- Email attachments.
- On the Internet (on Web pages that other researchers have created).
- From genealogy databases (like FamilySearch.org).
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.