Category: Genealogy

Manual method

Here is a “knife and fork” method http://www.tedpack.org/text2ged.html using Word and Excel is described by Ted Pack. © 2009 – 2014, Graham Ward. All rights reserved.

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Fix2Ged

Fix2Ged is a DOS program written by the LDS Family History Department in 1993, but still works. This utility was developed so that the user could use a grammar pattern file to describe the fixed field (field delimited) input file, as well as defining the appropriate GEDCOM structure in which the specified fixed fields are […]

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GedTool

GedTool is a collection of Excel macros for processing of GEDCOM files.  All functions are started from a common menu interface.  With GedTool all fields from a GEDCOM file can be converted into an Excel file.  Once in Excel, they will be changed and written back.   The same process can be used for creating a completely new […]

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Ancestor Access

Ancestor Access is an Access database that is compliant with the Gedcom 5.5 standard.  VBA code is included as a module to create a Gedcom from the database.  The file was available for download from http://home.att.net/~douglas.parrish/home.htm but is not currently available.  If you cannot locate a copy please contact me. © 2009 – 2012, Graham Ward. All rights reserved.

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SmartGenealogy

Using SmartGenealogy,  from http://alainlecomte.free.fr/Download.htm#SmartGenealogy. You will need to set your spreadsheet up first, but it does get you from Excel to SmartGenealogy and thence from there exported to Gedcom in easy non technical steps. The best way to do this is: 1. Import an existing Gedcom into SmartGenealogy 2. Export it to Excel 3. Adapt your new data […]

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excel2ged-family

excel2ged-family is an Excel spreadsheet template including VBA macros to create the Gedcom file.  This method also has the ability to import relationships.  It can be downloaded from Excel2GEDv1.0-family or on SourceForge © 2009 – 2016, Graham Ward. All rights reserved.

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CSV file

Many family historians collect family data in Excel (or other another spreadsheet program) as research progresses.  There often comes a time time when it would be useful to convert that data into a Gedcom file so that it can be imported into a Family History program without re-keying the data. There are several approaches to […]

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Medieval Tax Assessments for Northamptonshire

I wrote an article for the Northamptonshire FHS called Serendipity some time ago – those pleasant chance discoveries we make in family history from time to time. Does your family tree go back to the 14th century? You might find www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk a surprise as it contains transcripts of tax assessments for Northamptonshire http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/subsidies/index.shtml from 1301 […]

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