* Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by GeorgeJ » 13 Nov 2019 22:54

Mike,
Absolutely no need to apologies for delay. I'm amazed at the amount of work you've put I to help me.

I'll give new version a try tomorrow.

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Post by GeorgeJ » 14 Nov 2019 15:53

Mike,

I just uploaded exactly what I wanted on both Ancestry and FTDNA. Only one error report -

Line 1
Char 45041
Error Syntax error
Code 0
URL <Admin edit removed source code dump as it had nothing to do with the export>

Selected "Yes" to continue script and it appears to work.

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 14 Nov 2019 16:16

George, can you expand on the error report.

Was it from Ancestry or FTDNA?

It looks rather odd if really on Line 1 at Char 45041 as that is a VERY long line.

The URL just produces a load of gibberish text !
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by GeorgeJ » 14 Nov 2019 18:06

Mike,

I just went through the process again and did not get the error message. I used separate copies of my original project for each. Both uploaded successfully and work correctly.

The error message I listed is all correct. I did a screen grab and tried to copy it to my previous post but had no luck.

I will be using the plugins every month or so. I will let you know if I come across the error again.

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 14 Nov 2019 19:06

George, the error message might be correct, but what produced it?
Was it a Plugin and if so which one (but does not look like a Plugin message), or was it Ancestry or was it FTDNA?

To post a screenshot you cannot copy & paste.
See Knowledge Base > Posting Topics regarding Attachments.
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by GeorgeJ » 15 Nov 2019 18:52

Mike,

I exported a new copy of my file for an Ancestry upload. I haven't actually uploaded it as I managed to do that the other day.

I ran Clean Living Persons - all OK
Trim Date & Text Fields - all OK

I clicked on Run for the Export Gedcom File but before I could click on, or set, any options that same error message popped up ?

I clicked Yes to continue running the script. The error message window closed.

Then I am shown a window with "Export Gedcom File - Version History". I clicked - Close.

Then I'm back at the Export Gedcom File 3.9 . I set the options and click Run.

Then I get Export Gedcom File 3.9 Memo . I select - Close Memo

Then I'm back at the Plugins window.

The 2 progress indicators work fine.

It seems to me that the "Export Gedcom File - Version History" might be where the problem is. I have not duplicated the process for an upload to FTDNA. Happy to do that I it would help.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 15 Nov 2019 19:13

OK, let me investigate and get back to you later.
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by GeorgeJ » 15 Nov 2019 19:18

Mike,

I just recalled I did get a warning during Clean Living Persons stating -

Get Day Number issue for
12 September 1752
So replaced it with
2 September 1752

I clicked on OK to close the warning.

I've tried to find the date to see what might be wrong but it doesn't seem to exist. I will continue looking.

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by LornaCraig » 15 Nov 2019 20:15

Assuming your preferences are set for the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar to be in 1752, the problem with the date 12 Sep 1752 is that is did not exist. See the FH help file:
Most protestant countries adopted the calendar between 1699-1701. Great Britain, Ireland and the American colonies, did not switch over until 1752 - by which time it was necessary to cut 11days from the calendar, instead of 10, to bring the British calendar into line. Wednesday September 2nd 1752 was immediately followed byThursday September 14th 1752.
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For the purposes of calculating days-of-the-week and validating dates (between 1582 and 1752), Family Historian allows you to choose either the 1582 changeover date, or the 1752 changeover date (see Preferences). If your dates are wholly or mainly for Great Britain, Ireland and/or America, you may wish to use 1752
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Post by GeorgeJ » 15 Nov 2019 20:30

Doh.

Thanks Lorna.

It would help if mention was made in that error report as a reminder.

My "lot" were in Catholic areas in N E Scotland.

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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 15 Nov 2019 21:07

I have made a note to improve the Get Day Number issue message with an explanation.
In the meantime I've added Error Messages to the Help & Advice for Knowledge Base > Clean Living Persons Plugin.

To find the date, use View > Standard Queries > All Facts and in Result Set click on the Fact date column heading.
That will sort into Date order so 12 September 1752 will be found among the Sep 1752 dates.

Or more simply use Edit > Find > Search for: 12 September 1752 > Find Now.
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 15 Nov 2019 22:24

George, I am struggling to identify the Export Gedcom File problem.
Please use the Knowledge Base > Posting Topics advice regarding Attachments to post a screenshot of the error message before you click OK, and add it to new thread Help and Advice page Script Error Code 0 (17215).

The Export Gedcom File - Version History window should not be the problem.
That is displayed by Plugins of mine that have a Help & Advice window when the Plugin version number differs from the preceding Plugin run with the same name.

Have you by any chance experimented with the Export Gedcom File Plugin Version 3.9.1 attached to the thread Question about Export Gedcom plugin (17157)?
Or have you only just updated the Export Gedcom File Plugin from an earlier version via the Plugin Store?
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by tatewise » 21 Nov 2019 09:12

The Trim Date and Text Fields Plugin Version 1.0 Date 21 Nov 2019 is now in the Plugin Store.

The prototype versions attached to this thread will be deleted soon.
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Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Post by GeorgeJ » 21 Nov 2019 09:50

Mike,

FTDNA have just rolled out a new version of their Family Tree software. They are busy migrating existing trees to the new system. This should, they say, be completed by the end of the month.
I will try the plugin once they complete their update.

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