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Check Project Statistics & Exceptions
Imported data from other programs may contain details that are inconsistent or incomplete
Compendium of Conversion Plugins
These Plugins have been written to adjust specific scenarios encountered by users migrating from other products
Convert Note Records to Local Notes
Sometimes the GEDCOM imported from other programs has Note fields saved in Note Records, even when they only have a solitary link, and could be Local Notes
Create an export GEDCOM based on a diagram
It can sometimes be useful to export all the people shown on a selected Diagram
GEDCOM In theory exporting your GEDCOM file from Family Historian can be done as simply as sending the
Exporting a Family Tree with/without Media
The main purposes for exporting a Family Tree GEDCOM file with or without Media are: To create a subset Project using
Exporting Templated Sources
Family Historian Version 7 has introduced Sources created from Source Templates, which are underpinned by -specific GEDCOM extensions which will not export readily to other products (such as website generators, GEDCOM tools, or other genealogy products and services)
Fixing Dates and Date Phrases
Many other programs allow arbitrary formats for dates, that Family Historian will often interpret as Date Phrases, which can easily be recognised as they are shown in quotation marks
GEDCOM Extension List
The user-defined GEDCOM custom tags used by Family Historian are tabulated below, and subsequent sections give more details with advice on how to export them to other genealogy programs
Handling Renumbered Record IDs after Import
Sometimes when importing GEDCOM from other programs the Record IDs get renumbered sequentially from 1, but you may wish that they are retained unchanged
Handling Uncategorised Data Fields
  does not recognise as its own GEDCOM , but have been retained for review, typically following the load of a GEDCOM file created by another application
Importing to Family Historian
When importing data from other family history applications, more complete and reliable import is usually achieved by reading the source file directly, rather than relying on GEDCOM
Merge/Compare File
For Family Historian the files being merged are Gedcoms which have an extension of
Prevent imported GEDCOM file losing accent characters
If the file is in ANSEL format when it is loaded into early versions of Family Historian the accent characters are discarded
Split Tree Helper
This is covered in the manual Getting the Most From Family Historian in either Chapter 14 – Merging, Comparing and Splitting Tree Files or in later editions Chapter 15 – Compare, Merge, Split, Copy and Export GEDCOM Files
Synchronizing Your Tree With Ancestry to Exploit Hints
Many users upload copies of their family tree to web-based genealogy platforms, both for public visibility and convenient searching of the platform’s records