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Creating a GEDCOM of my Cousin's ancestors to give to them

Posted: 08 Sep 2019 18:31
by Albol
Hi

I have been using FH for a while for my own tree. My cousin would like me to share the info I have on their ancestors in GEDCOM format - how can I create a GEDCOM that just has that branch of my tree in it - they don't want or need all the other information I have on ancestors that aren't shared.

I've tried searching in the files but I'm really struggling with a simple way to do this - please help!

Alison

Re: Creating a GEDCOM of my Cousin's ancestors to give to them

Posted: 08 Sep 2019 18:37
by Valkrider
File > Export > Gedcom File and Select 'Add using Query' then select the All relatives query and then the person. That is how I do it.

Re: Creating a GEDCOM of my Cousin's ancestors to give to them

Posted: 08 Sep 2019 20:01
by tatewise
Welcome to the FHUG Alison.
Yes, Colin has outlined the fundamental process.
See Knowledge Base > Exporting a Family Tree with/without Media for more details.

Do you know what genealogy product your cousin is using?
Different products do not support the same GEDCOM features, so it is better to tailor the export.
See Knowledge Base > Export to Another Person or Product subsection from the above advice, that under Gedcom Formats introduces the Export Gedcom File Plugin with options dedicated to most popular products. One aspect of that is whether linked Media files can be incorporated.

If any of that is too complex for you, then do ask for detailed explanations, but do tell us which product your cousin uses.