Sub Categories

    Ancestry to FH7
    This video details the process of downloading a family tree from Ancestry and importing into Family Historian
    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
    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
    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 a GEDCOM File
    GEDCOM – you love it, you hate it, but you have to deal with it
    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
    Importing/Exporting to Gedcom7 and Gedzip
    How to export to a GEDCOM 7 file, and how to import from a GEDCOM 7 file
    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
    Rootsmagic to Family Historian
    Quick guide to migrating from Rootsmagic to Family Historian, and the key features of .