The philosophy behind this plugin is that FH holds the master database, and the exports are secondary copies for other products, perhaps to obtain online hints in Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage, etc, or to carry on a tablet when visiting record offices, churches, relatives, etc. Thus it is not critical that every tiny detail migrates from FH to the secondary product database. Migrating every detail is often not possible anyway, due to the product dialects of GEDCOM in use. Migrating back from the other product into FH is unlikely to succeed without loss of data.
Unless defined otherwise, exported data eliminates FH GEDCOM Extension List custom tags, adheres to GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5 and 5.5.1 excluding non-standard tags, and adds custom tags for some target product dialects usually to identify primary images.
For each export mode, the Extra Options tab and Other Options tab allow alternative conversion rules to be chosen. When the plugin version is updated it may be necessary to use their Reset these … Options buttons to obtain the latest rules for the product, but remember to note and reselect any options you have customised.
The following articles provide a Migration Guide and a summary of the default export rules for each genealogy target product.
The two Standard GEDCOM Release articles describe the foundation export rules on which all the others are built.
- (Std) Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5
- (Str) Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5.1
- (AQP) Ancestral Quest Program for Windows & Mac
- (AGS) Ancestris Genealogy Software for Windows, Mac & Linux
- (ANC) Ancestry Family Tree online, see Family Tree Maker below
- (FH5) Family Historian V5.0 legacy for Windows
- (FH6) Family Historian V6.2 legacy for Windows
- (FST) Family Search Family Tree online Pedigree Resource File
- (FTA) Family Tree Analyzer for Windows & Mac
- (FTD) Family Tree DNA online DNA tool
- (FTL) Family Tree Maker (legacy) for Windows & Mac by The Software MacKiev Company
- (FTM) Family Tree Maker 2019 for Windows & Mac by The Software MacKiev Company
- (FMP) FindMyPast Family Tree online
- (GWC) GEDmill Website Creator for Windows by Logic Mill
- (GST) GedSite for Windows website builder by John Cardinal
- (GSP) GedStar Pro for Android
- (GRT) Genes Reunited Tree online
- (GFT) Gramps Family Tree for Windows, Mac & Linux
- (HER) Heredis by BSD Concept for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android
- (LFT) Legacy Family Tree for Windows
- (MFT) My Family Tree for Windows
- (MYH) MyHeritage Family Tree online and for Windows, iOS & Android
- (RFT) RootsFinder Family Tree online
- (RMT) Roots Magic Tree for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android
- (RWW) RootsWeb WorldConnect online
- (TNG) The Next Generation online website builder
- (TPT) TribalPages Tree online
- (ZPG) ZoomPast Genealogy online
- (CEA/B) Custom Export Alpha/Bravo
Plugin Export Gedcom File
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