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GEDCOM Export
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You can export a [[GEDCOM]] file of any [[Tree]] in your [[Forest]].]
  
Currently, your entire tree is exported. A user's privacy settings will control what is exported
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To export a GEDCOM of your [[Tree]], use the GEDCOM Export option on the [[Share]] Your Tree page or the GEDCOM link in the footer.
  
To download your GEDCOM file, make sure you are logged in to Geni and click the GEDCOM link in the footer. An email will then be sent to your primary email address with a link that allows you to download your export in a .zip file.
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To export a GEDCOM for another [[Tree]] in your [[Forest]], use the Actions link for that Tree on your Forest page.
  
Let us know in the forum whether the file looks and works as you'd expect. We'd also like to hear your concerns with what information you would want to be exportable.
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When you request a GEDCOM export, an email will be sent to your primary email address with a link that allows you to download your export in a .zip file.
  
We are aware that many of you are even more interested in importing of GEDCOM files. That is a longer project that involves our tree merging features--we'll keep you updated in this forum as we get closer.
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=== Notes ===
  
Thank you for using this feature the Geni Team is looking forward to your feedback.
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Sometimes foreign language characters don't seem to export properly.  Try opening the file and changing the line that reads CHAR UTF-8 to CHAR ANSEL or CHAR UNICODE and see if that resolves the issue.
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Sometimes foreign language characters don't seem to export properly. Try opening the file and changing the line that reads CHAR UTF-8 to CHAR ANSEL or CHAR UNICODE and see if that resolves the issue.
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PAF treats occupations as attributes, and Geni treats occupations as events. PAF will import the occupation information, but you will see "Unexpected tag 'ADDR' in Event Detail Structure." errors in your import log which can safely be ignored.
  
PAF treats occupations as attributes, and Geni treats occupations as events. PAF will import the occupation information, but you will see "Unexpected tag 'ADDR' in Event Detail Structure." errors in your import log which can safely be ignored.
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Marriages events attended by individual will be emitted under the INDI record for the individual. Some programs ignore this and it appears to cause no problem with importing the rest of the data.
 
 
Marriages events attended by individual will be emitted under the INDI record for the individual. Some programs ignore this and it appears to cause no problem with importing the rest of the data.
 

Revision as of 20:39, 2 June 2008

You can export a GEDCOM file of any Tree in your Forest.]

To export a GEDCOM of your Tree, use the GEDCOM Export option on the Share Your Tree page or the GEDCOM link in the footer.

To export a GEDCOM for another Tree in your Forest, use the Actions link for that Tree on your Forest page.

When you request a GEDCOM export, an email will be sent to your primary email address with a link that allows you to download your export in a .zip file.

Notes

Sometimes foreign language characters don't seem to export properly. Try opening the file and changing the line that reads CHAR UTF-8 to CHAR ANSEL or CHAR UNICODE and see if that resolves the issue.

PAF treats occupations as attributes, and Geni treats occupations as events. PAF will import the occupation information, but you will see "Unexpected tag 'ADDR' in Event Detail Structure." errors in your import log which can safely be ignored.

Marriages events attended by individual will be emitted under the INDI record for the individual. Some programs ignore this and it appears to cause no problem with importing the rest of the data.

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