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Export Gedcom File (FH6) Family Historian V6.2

Introduction

This mode is designed to allow FH V7.0 (or later) projects to be exported to FH V6.2 with minimum loss of data.

The default Multimedia Conversion mode is (FILE~REL) Multimedia via Relative Link Records to allow the Media folder structure and all Face/Detail frame details to migrate with the GEDCOM, so the files are NOT copied to the Export Folder. The new FH V7 Media structure is converted to the earlier FH V6 format.

The Character Set Encoding option defaults to UTF-8 but works for UTF-16 & ANSI and all Unicode characters are supported.

The [[private]] Text Option defaults to Keep all private text including the [[ ]].

The Rich Text Formatting defaults to Remove rich text codes leaving just plain text.

See both the (FH6+) Full Data Export Details and (FH6-) Brief Data Export Details below.

(FH6+) Full Data Export Details

All FH V6 custom and standard GEDCOM 5.5 tags are retained and FH V7 tags are handled by the rules here.

Header Record (HEAD)

★ Approved System Id & Version (SOUR, VERS)
The Approved System Id SOURce tag is kept as FAMILY_HISTORIAN with the VERS 6.2.7 version number.

★ GEDCOM Version (VERS)
The GEDCOM VERSion tag value is set to 5.5 as necessary.

★ Prepared Citation (_PCIT)
Any Prepared Citation is removed entirely.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

★ Phonetic Name, Romanised Name (FONE, ROMN)
Any Phonetic Name or Romanised Name is converted to a Record local Note with a Phonetic: or Romanised: label.

★ Custom Attribute (FACT)
See Extra Options tab Custom Attribute 1 FACT:
Each custom Attribute is converted to use the _ATTR custom tag.

★ Fact E-mail, Website, Fax (EMAIL, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Fact E-mail 2 EMAIL: & Fact Website 2 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 2 FAX:
Any Fact E-mail or Website or Fax is converted to use the _EMAIL or _WEB or PHON tags respectively.

★ Sort Date (_SDATE)
Each Sort Date is converted to a Local Media Object with a Sort Date format.

★ Citation Assessment (_QUAY)
The custom Assessment is converted to a standard Assessment value.

Source Records & Templates (SOUR, _SRCT)

★ Source Template (_SRCT)
See Extra Options tab Source Template 1 _SRCT:
Each Source Template record is converted to a linked Note Record with each tag line against a Source Template: label.

★ Metafield (_FIELD)
Each Source Citation Metafield is converted to a local Note with a label matching the Metafield.

★ 2nd Repository (REPO)
Any 2nd Repository link is converted to a Record local Note with a Repository: label.

Repository & Submitter Records (REPO, SUBM)

★ Record E-mail, Website, Fax (EMAIL, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Record E-mail 1 EMAIL: & Fact Website 1 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 1 FAX:
Any Record E-mail or Website or Fax is converted to use the _EMAIL or _WEB or PHON tags respectively.

Media Records (OBJE)

★ Picture Note (_NOTA)
See Extra Options tab Picture Note %d _NOTA:
These are converted to use _NOTE custom tag.

★ Media Format (FORM)
See Extra Options tab Media Format %d FORM:
The FORMat tag is moved to be on the same level as the FILE tag in all cases.

★ Media Title (TITL)
The TITLe tag is moved to be on the same level as the FILE tag in all cases.

Research Notes (_RNOT)

★ Research Note Record (_RNOT)
See Extra Options tab Research Note %d _RNOT:
Each Research Note record is converted to a standard Note Record.

FH V7 Custom Tags (_SEQ, _AUTO, _FMT, _LINK_*, _LKID)

★ Custom Tags (_SEQ, _AUTO, _FMT, _LINK_*, _LKID)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

(FH6-) Brief Data Export Details

All FH V6 custom and standard GEDCOM 5.5 tags are retained and FH V7 tags are handled by the (FH6+) Full Data Export Details rules above except where overridden by the rules here.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

★ Phonetic Name, Romanised Name (FONE, ROMN)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ Sort Date (_SDATE)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

Source Records & Templates (SOUR, _SRCT)

★ Source Template (_SRCT)
See Extra Options tab Source Template 1 _SRCT:
Every Source Template record is removed entirely.

★ Metafield (_FIELD)
Every Source Citation Metafield is removed entirely.

Research Notes (_RNOT)

★ Research Note Record (_RNOT)
See Extra Options tab Research Note %d _RNOT:
Every Research Note record is removed entirely.

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