Check Project Statistics & Exceptions
Imported data from other programs may contain details that are inconsistent or incomplete
Compendium of Conversion Plugins
These Plugins have been written to adjust specific scenarios encountered by users migrating from other products
Convert Note Records to Local Notes
Sometimes the GEDCOM imported from other programs has Note fields saved in Note Records, even when they only have a solitary link, and could be Local Notes
Fixing Dates and Date Phrases
Many other programs allow arbitrary formats for dates, that Family Historian will often interpret as Date Phrases, which can easily be recognised as they are shown in quotation marks
Handling Renumbered Record IDs after Import
Sometimes when importing GEDCOM from other programs the Record IDs get renumbered sequentially from 1, but you may wish that they are retained unchanged
Handling Uncategorised Data Fields
does not recognise as its own GEDCOM , but have been retained for review, typically following the load of a GEDCOM file created by another application
Importing to Family Historian
When importing data from other family history applications, more complete and reliable import is usually achieved by reading the source file directly, rather than relying on GEDCOM
Merge/Compare File
For Family Historian the files being merged are Gedcoms which have an extension of
Prevent imported GEDCOM file losing accent characters
If the file is in ANSEL format when it is loaded into early versions of Family Historian the accent characters are discarded