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Utility ~ Res Privata - Gedcom Privatisation


This program has gone from its homepage, so it has been uploaded to the FHUG. It is freeware and does an excellent job of removing information from a GEDCOM for Living People, i.e. if one wanted to keep certain items private when sharing information. It is not in any way connected to Family Historian, but it is one of the best "privacy tools" we have come across. Res Privata Screenshot

As with any global edit, always remember to back up your data first and work on a copy of your main file.

However, the Family Historian Version 3, with its privacy settings, has decreased its benefits for some.

This programme will not process Family Historian V6 native gedcom files as they are utf-16. Use the Export Gedcom File plugin to make a utf-8 gedcom file, this will be correctly processed by this programme.

Produced by admin (18/04/03) Updated by tatewise (03/11/10) Updated by Valkrider (13/01/19)

Installation Instructions

Click on 1st link below to download and save the rpriv32setup.exe file, then double click to install, which needs Windows Administrator privileges, but makes program available to all users.

Alternatively, click on 2nd link below to download and save the file, then extract all the files. See the Install.txt file for further install and uninstall instructions, that do not need Administrator privileges. The Rpriv32.exe and Rpriv32.hlp files may need right-click > Properties > Unblock to allow them to work correctly.


Res Privata Setup for standard Windows install of License.txt, Readme.txt, Rpriv32.hlp & Rpriv32.exe.

Res Privata Zip containing the same files, but needing no Windows Administrator privileges.