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AFGS Presents the 25th Silver Anniversary Member Pedigree Book

GEDCOM - RootsMagic 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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RootsMagic version 1 Software site  
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 RootsMagic version 1 Family view 
Select - Search - Person List
From RootsMagic Explorer menu
Select person you want as number one on the chart
Select - Select
Change to RootsMagic version 1 Pedigree view 
Select - File - Export GEDCOM
From  Gedcom Export menu
Select section - Who do you want to export?
Select - Selected people
Select - Select ( if Select People menu does not display )
From Select People menu
Select person you want as number one on the chart 
Select button - Select people
From Select people button drop down menu
Select - Ancestors of highlighted person
From Ancestors menu
Set Generations to 5
Uncheck include children of ancestors
Select OK
From Select People menu
Select OK
From  Gedcom Export menu
Select section - Destination
Select General
Select section - Information to export
Uncheck all items
Select section - Privacy options
Please make your choice on these Privacy options
Select Export
From GEDCOM file to create 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: 3677 for individual membership or 3677f  if you have a family membership.
Select - Save
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. All GED files must be named with the AFGS member number. Review the  abbreviated instructions here for naming information.
Send an email to AFGSwith your name etc and the GED file as an attachment.
 
Please notify Bill  if you have any suggestions to these instructions or the project. Also looking for volunteers to process the paper pedigree charts into GED format.

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