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Export a GEDCOM
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Export a GEDCOM

If you wish to submit your genealogy to a correspondent who does not have Heredis you have to export your file in a Gedcom file.

In either GEDCOM or Heredis export, you can select the data to be exported: exclude confidential persons, restrict to one branch or exclude living persons.

1. Choose File > Export > GEDCOM File.
2. Indicate the persons and types of data to be exported.

Info • Tick the Create a folder for media box to accompany the GEDCOM file with a folder containing all media attached to the exported data. The paths of the media listed in the GEDCOM file match the media in this folder.

3. Complete the information concerning the sender of the file. This allows the person receiving the file to identify you and to be able to contact you if necessary.
4. Choose the character set for data to be exported:

  • Mac: characters readable by all Mac software.
  • Windows (ANSI): use this format if you know the recipient of the file uses Windows software.
  • UTF-8: use this format to preserve all special characters. This is a recent universal file format. But note, some genealogy software programs do not support this format.

5. Click Export.
6. Give a name to the new file and choose where the file should be saved. Heredis proposes the same folder as your genealogy file. To select a different location, choose a location in your file directory. If your file directory is not visible, click the disclosure triangle to the right of the Save As… field.

Select the data to be exported

The options for the exported file in GEDCOM or Heredis format are identical. They concern the persons included in the file and the type of data considered.

Select the branches concerned

PC exporting a GEDCOM File

MAC Exporting a GEDCOM file

1. Select branches from the export screen: All People – Ancestors – Descendants – Ancestors & Descendants.
2. Choose the number of generations of ancestors, of descendants, or both.
3. Specify the number of collaterals for the ancestor branches. Heredis goes back down the branch line for each direct ancestor to include them in the exported file.

  • 0 = only direct ancestors are exported (with spouses).
  • 1 = you export the direct ancestors with all their children and their spouses.
  • 2 = you export the direct ancestors, their children and grandchil­dren, along with their spouses.
  • 3 = you also add their great-grandchildren, etc.

Info • Remember to check who is the primary person displayed before making a branch export.

Select the persons to be included in an export file

1. Tick all the boxes to include all persons saved in the file.
2. To prevent the export of certain types of people, untick the appropri­ate boxes.
3. To export data partially, make your selection from the export screen.

Confidential Persons: you may export all the information of confi­dential persons, or their surname only, or their surname and given names. You can also export all people by hiding the data. The recip­ient of your file will only know that such a person in a given place in the line existed, without knowing any information about him/her.

Persons Born Less Than … Years Ago: select the number of years to be considered for export of contemporaries. Type a value or use the arrows to change the proposed value. To prevent the export of Persons Born Less Than … Years Ago specify the value and untick the box.

Info • It is possible to exclude a branch from the exported file. Declare the person at the base of this branch as Marked, then untick Marked Persons in the export screen.

Select the types of data for export

1. Tick the boxes to include the different types of data in the exported file.
2. If you want to include notes (person notes, family notes or event notes), specify the export format of the text depending on the software to be used by your recipient.

  • Preserve Text Format (RTF)
  • No Formatting (Plain Text).
Exchange your genealogy
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Exchange your genealogy

Import data in GEDCOM format

The GEDCOM exchange format stands for Genealogical Data Communication. Almost all genealogy software programs recognize this universal format.

Import to a new file

1. From the Heredis Home Page, choose the GEDCOM File in the Open menu and click OK.
2. The GEDCOM file must have the extension .ged to be recognized by Heredis. Select the file and click Open.
3. Save the new Heredis file to be created and wait while Heredis ana­lyzes the data.
4. Check the information found in the GEDCOM file (quantity of data, structure of places). Open each field of places, to change, if neces­sary, the type of data it contains.
5. Complete the import options by ticking the information you want to find in your Heredis file (images, sources). You may add a source common to all events imported. In this case, tick the box and fill in the name of the source. Then click (PC) Done; (MAC) Import.

Import to an existing file

1. Choose File > Import > GEDCOM File.
2. Select the file (it must have the extension .ged to be recognized by Heredis), then click Open.
3. Check the information found in the GEDCOM file (quantity of data, structure of places). Open each field of places, to change, if neces­sary, the type of data it contains.
4. Complete the import options by ticking the information you want to find in your Heredis file (images, sources). You may add a source common to all events imported. In this case, tick the box and fill in the name of the source. Then click (PC) Done; (MAC) Import.
5. After importing the GEDCOM data, you must create the links that will connect imported persons to those already present in the main file.

Import Heredis data

Importing Heredis data to an existing file allows you to connect a new branch created in a separate file by yourself or by a family mem­ber.
1. Choose File > Import > Heredis File.
2. Select the Heredis file. Only files created with the Blue Suite may be merged (Mac file or Windows folder with the extension .hmw).
3. Click Open.
4. After importing the new data, you must create links that will connect the imported persons to those already present in the main file.


Export data

You export your data to exchange them. If you want to transmit data to other genealogists who do not have Heredis for reading them, or if they are using an older version of Heredis, use the GEDCOM format. To share with other users of the Blue Suite or to create branch files for your own use, use the Heredis export.

Info • Use the Sync function to transfer complete files to other peo­ple who have their device near to you or on a removable storage device (USB flash drive or external hard drive).

Export in GEDCOM format

1. Choose File > Export > GEDCOM File.
2. Indicate the persons and types of data to be exported.

Info • Tick the Create a folder for media box to accompany the GEDCOM file with a folder containing all media attached to the exported data. The paths of the media listed in the GEDCOM file match the media in this folder.

3. Complete the information concerning the sender of the file. This allows the person receiving the file to identify you and to be able to contact you if necessary.
4. Choose the character set for data to be exported:

  • Mac: characters readable by all Mac software.
  • Windows (ANSI): use this format if you know the recipient of the file uses Windows software.
  • UTF-8: use this format to preserve all special characters. This is a recent universal file format. But note, some genealogy software programs do not support this format.

5. Click Export.
6. Give a name to the new file and choose where the file should be saved. Heredis proposes the same folder as your genealogy file. To select a different location, choose a location in your file directory. If your file directory is not visible, click the disclosure triangle to the right of the Save As… field.

Export a Heredis file

1. Choose File > Export > Heredis File.
2. Identify the persons and types of data to be exported.
3. Click Export.
4. Name the new file and choose where the file should be saved.

For further details on how to export your file, see Export Heredis data; Export a GEDCOM.

Import a GEDCOM in an existing file
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Import a GEDCOM in an existing file

Heredis is able to communicate with other genealogy applications by using GEDCOM files.

Open a GEDCOM file in Heredis and transform it into a new Heredis file on the home page.
Heredis allows you to add to your genealogy all the data contained in another file.

1. Choose File > Import > GEDCOM File.
2. Select the file (it must have the extension .ged to be recognized by Heredis), then click Open.
3. Check the information found in the GEDCOM file (quantity of data, structure of places). Open each field of places, to change, if neces­sary, the type of data it contains.
4. Complete the import options by ticking the information you want to find in your Heredis file (images, sources). You may add a source common to all events imported. In this case, tick the box and fill in the name of the source. Then click (PC) Done; (MAC) Import.
5. After importing the GEDCOM data, you must create the links that will connect imported persons to those already present in the main file.

Import a GEDCOM in a new file
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Import a GEDCOM in a new file

You have already created a gene­alogy file or you have been given one created on another applica­tion? Importing a GEDCOM file, the recognized standard in the world of genealogy, is very sim­ple.

  1. From the Heredis Home Page, choose the (PC) Open a GEDCOM File ; (Mac) GEDCOM File in the Open menu and click OK.
  2. The GEDCOM file must have the extension .ged to be recognized by Heredis. Select the file and click (PC) Done, (MAC) Open.
  3. Save the new Heredis file to be created and wait while Heredis ana­lyzes the data.
  4. Check the information found in the GEDCOM file (quantity of data, structure of places). Open each field of places, to change, if neces­sary, the type of data it contains.
  5. Complete the import options by ticking the information you want to find in your Heredis file (images, sources). You may add a source common to all events imported. In this case, tick the box and fill in the name of the source.

Mac Import a GEDCOM

 

PC Import a GEDCOM

 

(Mac) then click Start Import.

You can now work on your genealogy, add to it, edit anything in it. Heredis records all inputs every time you use the Save button, so you can revert to previous versions of your genealogy.
You can exit Heredis at any time. When you reopen the file, it will open your genealogy as it was at when last saved.

What is a GEDCOM file?
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What is a GEDCOM file?

A GEDCOM file is an exchanging format for genealogy, it was made by Mormons and make it compatible to most genealogy software.

The GEDCOM exchange format stands for Genealogical Data Communication. Almost all genealogy software programs recognize this universal format.

The GEDCOM file must have the extension .ged to be recognized by Heredis.