Export Gedcom File ~ (GST) GedSite


GedSite by John Cardinal offers one of the most complete GEDCOM implementations. See Import Details below. Visit http://www.gedsite.com/ for details, and also companion product https://www.gedcompublisher.com/.

It supports Witnessed/Shared Events and Record Flags similar to fh.

The Character Set Encoding option defaults to UTF-8 but works for UTF-16 & ANSI and all Unicode characters are supported.

Most Media conversion modes are allowed, but the default mode is (FILE~ABS) Multimedia via Absolute Link Records to allow the Media folder structure and all Face/Detail frame details to migrate with the GEDCOM, so the files are NOT copied to the Export Folder.

See both the (GST+) Full Data Export Details and (GST-) Brief Data Export Details below.

(GST+) Full Data Export Details

All fh standard and custom tags are retained except as defined below.

Header Record (HEAD)

★ Source Tag (SOUR)

The SOURce tag value is changed to FAMILY HISTORIAN.

★ Character Tag (CHAR)

The CHARacter encoding tag value is set to UNICODE for UTF16 mode, UTF-8 for UTF8 mode, and ANSI otherwise.

★ Other Tags (COPR, DEST, FILE, _VAR, _UID, _USED)

The COPR, DEST, FILE, _VAR, _UID and _USED tag lines are removed.

Fact Definition Records (_FACT)

★ Definition Tags (_NAME, _LABEL, _ABBR, _SENT, _ROLE, _VERB)

See Extra Options tab Export Fact Definitions option.

All current Fact Type definitions for Sentence Templates are exported in custom records to allow GedSite to automatically mimic fh narrative sentences, but some advanced {%Data Reference%} and {=Function()} codes may be ignored.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

★ Sort Date (_SDATE)

Every fact is assigned a Sort Date such that their order is retained as explained in Sort Date Details.

(GST-) Brief Data Export Details

All fh standard and custom tags are retained, other than as defined above and below, except that Sort Dates are NOT added.

Individual Records (INDI)

★ Given Name (_USED)

See Extra Options tab Given Name 2 _USED:

The Given Name Used field is appended into the Nickname (NICK) field.

★ Record Flags (_FLGS)

See Extra Options tab Record Flags 1 _FLGS:

Each Record Flag is converted to a synthesised custom Event using the EVEN tag.

Updated Change (CHAN)

See Extra Options tab Update 1 CHAN:

The Updated CHANge date/time tags are all Removed entirely.

Import Details

Visit GedSite and follow the Using GedSite instructions to choose & import the exported GEDCOM file.

In the GedSite left-hand pane review the options and use Data + People to set Living People options.

Use Utilities > Logs > Open GEDCOM Log to review the import regarding ignored tags and recognised facts, etc.

Use Utilities > Logs > Open Application Log and scroll down to review the imported Sentence Templates.

Use Utilities > Open Record Browser to review the import regarding each Individual record.

Use Utilities > Edit Tag Types > All Datafiles to adjust default Sentences and + Add Items not included automatically.

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