Export Gedcom File ~ (RFT) Rootsfinder Family Tree

Introduction

The RootsFinder website supports a Free Family Tree option to upload GEDCOM files as described in the Import Details below. Visit https://www.rootsfinder.com/ for details. There is both a Free Forever and Pro Plan version.

The Character Set Encoding works for UTF-8 and all Unicode characters are supported.

By default all Media are excluded because RootsFinder does not upload them.

See both the (RFT+) Full Data Export Details and (RFT-) Brief Data Export Details below.

(RFT+) Full Data Export Details

All the (Sdr+) Full Data Standard Gedcom Draft 5.5.1 rules apply except as defined below.

Header Record (HEAD)

★ Named List Entry (_LIST, _FLAG, _NOTE, _IDS)

See Extra Options tab Named List Entry 1 _LIST:

The details of each Named List are placed in a synthesised Source Record whose TITLe starts with Ω Named List:, and each associated Individual/Family Record has a link to the Source Record.

★ File Root (_ROOT)

See Extra Options tab File Root 1 _ROOT:

The File Root details are placed in a synthesised Source Record whose TITLe starts with Ω File Root:, and the associated Individual Record is linked to this record.

The Individual Record itself is moved to just after the HEADer record to be treated as the root record.

★ Other Tags (COPR, DEST, FILE, _VAR, _UID, _USED, SUBM)

These tag lines are all removed.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

★ Individual/Family Tags (ALIA, ASSO, DSCR, NMR, SUBM)

Each tag is converted to a synthetic custom Fact using the FACT tag with any value on the same line.

★ LDS Ordinance Tags (BAPL, CONL, ENDL, SLGC, SLGS)

Each tag is converted to a synthetic custom Event using the EVEN tag.

★ Address Fields (ADDR, ADR1, ADR2, CITY, STAE, POST, CTRY)

See Extra Options tab Fact Address 2 ADDR:

All Address fields are appended to the Fact local Place field following the word at.

★ Fact Age (AGE)

See Other Options tab Fact Person Age 2 AGE: & Fact Husband Age 2 HUSB: & Fact Wife Age 2 WIFE:

Each AGE field is moved to the Fact local Note with an Individual's Age: or Male/Lady Partner Age: label.

Place Records (_PLAC)

★ Place Record (_PLAC, STAN, STAT, MAP, LATI, LONG)

See Extra Options tab Place Record 0 @P%d+@:

Each Place record is converted to a synthesised Source record of type Place Details and all values are retained, including linked Media. ​Wherever possible, the Source record is cited by any associated Place field, or its parent field.

Submitter & Submission Records (SUBM, SUBN)

Each Submitter & Submission record is converted to a synthetic Source record named Ω Submitter: or Ω Submission: plus the record Name and Id, with all details in the local Note.

(RFT-) Brief Data Export Details

All the (Sdr-) Brief Data Standard Gedcom Draft 5.5.1 rules apply together with the (RFT+) Full Data Export Details defined above, except that all the Header Record (HEAD) tags mentioned are removed, and the DSCR & NMR facts are unchanged.

Import Details

Log in to RootsFinder and follow the Importing GEDCOMs advice to create your tree.

Use the Choose File button to select the fh Plugin Export folder and the Project…RFT UTF8.ged file, before clicking the GO button.


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