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AFGS Presents the 25th Silver Anniversary Member Pedigree Book

GEDCOM - Reunion for Mac - 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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The following information is in response to a question from a person using Reunion 6 and is quoted from Mike Horst of Leister Productions, Inc. (Reunion Software)
Reunion Web Site <http://www.LeisterPro.com/> This information is quoted with Mike Horst permission

The general procedure involves marking the people you want exported and then exporting the marked people. This can be done with basically any version of Reunion, but is easier with Reunion 7 or 8.

In Reunion 7 or 8, go to the person you want to be the source of the pedigree and choose Find -> Mark Groups. In the Mark Groups window, click on the Mark tab, select the option for the Ancestors of the source person, set the Generations setting to 4, check Unmark Everybody First, check Mark Current Couple, click Mark, and then click Close.

This should result in 5 generations of people being marked (including the generation of the source person).

Then choose File -> Import/Export -> Export Gedcom. In the Export Gedcom window, select the Marked People and their Spouses option, set the other settings as desired, and click Export. Send in the resulting Gedcom file.

The same thing can be done in earlier versions of Reunion. However, in earlier versions the Mark Groups window doesn't have a Generations setting, which means you can't limit the people marked to only the number of generations you want. So, the alternatives would be to either mark the people to export manually, or to mark all the ancestors using the Mark Groups window, and then unmark all the extras manually. Either alternative will work. Just pick the one which will be easier for your situation.

I hope my explanation is clear enough.

If you are interested in upgrading, see information on doing so here...

http://www.LeisterPro.com/doc/Version8/Upgrade8Info.html

Mike Horst
Leister Productions, Inc.
Reunion Web Site <http://www.LeisterPro.com/>
ReunionTalk Mailing List <http://www.leisterpro.com/doc/RT/RT.html

Reunion  version 8  Software site  
This section has nothing to do with the Quote above from Mike Horst of Leister Productions, Inc.
Reunion version 8  is a genealogy software program -- a "family tree program" -- for the Macintosh
IMPORTANT: These instructions were supplied by a Reunion user that uses a Mac and produced an acceptable GEDCOM file for us to process for the project. If anyone who uses Reunion and a Mac can add to or improve on these instructions please drop me a line. 
 
NOTE: These instruction are planned for creating a 5 generation pedigree chart for AFGS.  We do not have the full instructions for doing this at this time. See your help file for the complete instruction on creating GED files. Important Always backup your database before creating files.
  
Go to Import export on file menu of Reunion 8
Chose Gedcom Export
Next window, there are two file tabs: General and Optional
Under General:
Who: All people (total database number pops up here.)
Next line: I chose marked people and spouses (you mark those you want on the index tab before you start this part) there will be a number here that you checked like 6 or whatever - should coincide with what you checked off next line and children  (AFGS - The 6 will only give you 6 people, for a five generation chart you have 31 people. The 6 in the instructions was only for the test )
also there's a privacy box - didn't use this
Use Private Filter
Exclude sensitive data
include sources
Destination: I chose Gedcom 5.5 (AFGS prefers GEDCOM 5.5 other GEDCOM versions  have not been tested)
Gedcom Character I chose Windows (other choices, Macintosh, MS-Dos, Ansel)
Line Length: I chose 72 (other choices 80, 127 and 255)
Submitter: This is the box I didn't do (AFGS would prefer you fill out your name address.)
Has name, address, Telephone #, email address,, Webpage, 
then save, then export name file. and I saved mine to the desktop as I don't have a disc drive.
Optional file is where you can check or uncheck what you want or don't want to send.
Has Name, Tag , check/uncheck box and then export (AFGS does not want sources or notes)
Send e-mail with attachment from the desk top.
IMPORTANT: The above instructions were supplied by a Reunion user that uses a Mac and produced an acceptable GEDCOM file for us to process for the project. If anyone who uses Reunion and a Mac can add to or improve on these instructions please drop me a line. 
  
Information about the system the person used for the above instructions. I am using an EMAC, using Reunion 8,02 (new version for OSX (Operating System)) OSX.2.2, upgrade and also added Jaguar (Safari 1.0 Beta, V51).
   
 SEE the FAQ for complete naming instruction
These instructions will be updated as information is provided.
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 AFGS with 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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