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AFGS Presents the 25th Silver Anniversary Member Pedigree Book

GEDCOM LEGACY file

Frequently Asked Questions on this Project - FAQ
AFGS is presenting abbreviated information on creating GEDCOM files as a guide only.
Make sure you back up your data before creating any files. 
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IMPORTANT: Please submit any questions to Bill  before submitting the file to AFGS.  AFGS will process your GEDCOM file when received and incorporate it with the other GEDCOM files. We will not be able to make corrections after you submit the file.
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Legacy: 4.0 Software site also possibly earlier versions check the  help section in your version.
 
NOTE: These instruction are only for creating a 5 generation pedigree chart for AFGS. See your help file for the complete instruction on creating GED files. Important Always backup your database before creating files.
From Legacy Screen select Index View
From the Index View screen select the individual you want as number one on your 5 Generation Pedigree chart.
Select Pedigree View 
From the File menu, select Export to - GEDCOM File.
From the GEDCOM Export menu Select Section Type of File to Produce
Select Produce file for GEDCOM 5.5 Only
Select Character Set: ANSI
From the GEDCOM Export menu 
If desired you may check - 
Suppress details for living people or Change name to Living
No other box should be checked 
From the GEDCOM Export menu Select Compiler
Make sure information about you the creator of the GED is correct.
From the GEDCOM Export menu Select Section Record Selection
From the GEDCOM Record Selection menu Select Selected Records contained in focus group
Select - View / Set Focus Group
From Focus Group menu
Select - Add an Individual and Ancestors
From Ancestor Options menu 
Select - Number of Generation 5
Select - Direct Line Ancestors
No other selections
Select OK
From Focus Group menu
Select OK
From the GEDCOM Record Selection menu 
Select Close
From the GEDCOM Export menu 
Select - Select "File name" and Start EXPORT
From Export GEDCOM File menu
In the section "Save in" make a note where you will be saving the file to. This way you can find the file later. 
In the section "File name" click on the area and type your AFGS member number. Do not add the .ged to the "File name" this program automatically adds the .ged after the file. The file name for your first file will be your AFGS member number preceded by the letter a. If you are submitting 2 charts the second file name will be your AFGS member number preceded by the letter b
 SEE the FAQ for complete naming instruction
Example for 2 files it would be: a3677.ged  and b3677.ged for individual membership or a3677f.ged and b3677f.ged for family membership.  
Each pedigree chart must be in a separate file
The "File name" section should now show your AFGS number with no extension. Example: a3677 for individual membership or a3677f  if you have a family membership. If your submitting  2 files the second file would be b3677 or b3677f
Select - Save
 
A screen should now display Message Export of GEDCOM file is complete and the number of individuals and families exported. 
Select OK
You have just created your GED file in the directory you specified.
Suggest you import the ged file into a new Family file on your software, and review the information you will be submitting in the GEDCOM file.
In the email with your gedcom please identify the actual name of the person you want as the 1st person of your 5 generation chart.
IMPORTANT: Please submit any questions to Bill  before submitting the file. AFGS will process your GEDCOM file when received and incorporate it with the other GEDCOM files. We will not be able to make corrections after you submit the file.
Send an email to AFGS with your name etc and the GED file as an attachment.

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