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GEDCOM Question

Postby vikasaldana » 26 Aug 2018 23:14

Does anyone know how I could go about viewing a GEDCOM file on a chromebook? I've searched chrome extensions and Google but, can't find anything to suit my purpose. I'm not trying to host a website with my family tree information, I just want to view a GEDCOM file that someone else sent me. Thanks in advance!

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Re: GEDCOM Question

Postby Gowermick » 27 Aug 2018 05:04

You could try Gedstar, it is an app which runs on Android,devices, but you will need access to a PC, required for the companion program which converts the Gedcom into Gedstar format. I have converted my tree and the app runs happily on my android phone.
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Re: GEDCOM Question

Postby gwilym'smum » 27 Aug 2018 06:25

Don't know what a Chromebook is but a friend sent me a gedcom file last week and it opened easily in FH. I just gave it a new name and project. Sorry if this irrelevant.
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Re: GEDCOM Question

Postby DavidNewton » 27 Aug 2018 06:54

You could upload the file to http://www.familysearch.org, you need to be registered with them (free of charge).


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Re: GEDCOM Question

Postby tatewise » 27 Aug 2018 09:38

There are two main options:
  1. Use an Android application from the Google Play Store.
    See Knowledge Base > Android for some suggestions.
    Also Heredis is an option, but most need a Windows program to convert the GEDCOM file to Android format.
  2. Upload the GEDCOM file to an online family tree building website.
    Options include Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, RootsWeb, TribalPages & ZoomPast.
    They are all free and the tree can be made private, but you must register a username & password.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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