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#1 tcloud

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

I have received a gedcom from a lady that was generated in Family Tree Maker 2005 (12.0.345 SP1).

I've tried reading it in RM-3 and RM-4. Both give similar errors:
There is more data on another disk. Insert the disk with <filename>.G00

The gedcom is 13 MB in size.

It begins with
0 HEADER
  1 SOURCE FTW

and ends with
0 @NS023211@ NOTE Indexed records.
0 TRAILER

Is the problem their use of tags over 4 characters long?

How do I read this gedcom?

thanks,
Tom

#2 Alfred

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:05 PM

It might work if you change that last line to:
0 TRLR

It may be that the GEDCOM was exported for FTM. (They are rather odd sometimes. :lol: )

At least, RootswMagic does not know that "0 TRAILER" signifies the end of the GEDCOM file.
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#3 kbens0n

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:01 AM

How do I read this gedcom?

It turns out it's NOT a GEDCOM file... it's an FTW Text file.
See here (you'll need a browser other than Internet Explorer):

http://www.tamurajon...t/FTWTEXT.xhtml

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--- "GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce
--- "The trouble ain't what people don't know, it's what they know that ain't so." - Josh Billings
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