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Gedcom Output - Surnames Only, Limited Birth/Death Info

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#1 ballpenn

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Hi,

Can anyone tell me how to create a Gedcom that contains only surnames, birth year, birth state, death year, death state?  I have about 1000 people in my focus group that should be included in the Gedcom file.

Thank you!



#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

TMG will allow you to export only specific tag types, but I don't believe there is a way to export only specific fields from those tag types.

 

I looked at whether you could remove the fields you want to omit from the GEDCOM after you create it, and that looks very difficult to do.


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#3 ballpenn

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for your quick response, Terry.  If you find any other genealogy programs or tools that can create this type of Gedcom, please let me know.  I want to create a paired-down file for DNA sites (GEDMATCH.com, 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA) and am uncomfortable submitting the entire fields for my tree.  Maybe others would also be interested in this?



#4 ballpenn

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

To anyone interested in this subject:

 

It took a couple of hours of experimentation but I was able to do this myself using Excel and Notepad.  I also used Lee Hoffman's Related_by Flag to automatically generate the TMG file of people of interest for DNA purposes.  I am not a programmer and the Excel formulas are not elegant, but the file has been created with almost no manual editing.  The Gedcom consists of surnames only, birth/death years, birth/death states.  If anyone else wants to do this or something similar I'd be happy to share my process.

 

 







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