There is a version of Heredis for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Visit Heredis for product details. The free demo for Windows & Mac is limited to 50 Individuals but allows unlimited GEDCOM import and tablet sharing. All versions support Witnessed/Shared Events similar to FH. See the Migration Guide for sharing the exported GEDCOM and Media files with all Heredis versions.
The settings below are based on Heredis 2020 for Windows and assume the other versions are similar.
Most Multimedia Conversion modes are supported.
The Character Set Encoding option defaults to UTF-8 and all Unicode characters are supported except in Notes.
The [[private]] Text Option defaults to Include private text but remove the [[ ]].
The Rich Text Formatting defaults to Remove rich text codes leaving just plain text.
After using the FH Plugin, run Heredis for Windows or Heredis for Mac and on its File > Home Page click Open a GEDCOM File to choose the FH Plugin Export folder and the Project…HER UTF8.ged file to import.
Then accept all the default options to load the project and its media. The Importing Options may assign some facts to User Fields as per Individual/Family Tags below.
To share with Heredis for Android running on a tablet use one of these methods:-
- Use the File > Share on Local Network command with the Android tablet on the same WiFi network.
- Use the File > Prepare for > Android command to create a .hmwz file that is transferred via USB cable, OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, etc.
To share with Heredis for iOS running on an iPad use one of these methods:-
- Use the File > Share on Local Network command with the iPad on the same WiFi network.
- Use the File > Prepare for > iTunes command to create a .hmwit file that is transferred via iTunes.
- Send an Email with a Heredis .hmw file attachment and open that using Heredis for iOS.
Some of those sharing methods may not function in some Heredis versions. Usually, the most effective method is to Share on Local Network.
Heredis for Windows Error Message
When run from a non-Administrator account it may say An error has been detected. Please reinstall the software.
The solution requires a patch to the Windows Registry for the non-Administrator account.
The key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\Locales and must hold the Heredis application path, which for Heredis for Windows 2019 on a 64-bit PC is C:\\Program Files (x86)\\BSD Concept\\Heredis 2019 World\\Heredis2019.exe and that must have the value ENU.
Some sample .reg files to set that key are provided below:
Download the .zip compressed file and extract to a .reg file, which may need to be edited using a plain text editor such as Notepad to correct the Heredis application path before running the .reg file.
(HER+) Full Data Export Details
All the (Str) Full Data Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 rules apply except as defined below.
In most fields every double @@ is converted to at otherwise those fields get rejected by Heredis.
Header Record (HEAD)
★ Named List Entry (_LIST, _FLAG, _NOTE, _IDS)
See Extra Options tab Named List Entry 1 _LIST:
The details of each Named List are placed in a synthesised Source Record whose TITLe starts with Ω Named List: and each associated Record has a link to the Source Record either directly or via a local Note (except for Submitter & Submission records that disallow such links).
★ File Root (_ROOT)
See Extra Options tab File Root 1 _ROOT:
The File Root details are placed in a synthesised Source Record whose TITLe starts with Ω File Root: and the associated Individual Record is linked to this record.
The Individual Record itself is moved to just after the HEADer record to become the Root Person.
★ Header Submitter ( SUBM)
See Other Options tab Header Submitter 1 SUBM:
This tag line is removed entirely.
Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)
★ Name Fields (GIVN, SPFX, SURN, _USED)
Several Individual Name fields are moved to a labelled Record local Note otherwise they upset the name:
See Other Options tab Name Given 2 GIVN: that is moved to a Name Given: label.
See Other Options tab Surname Prefix 2 SPFX: that goes to a Surname Prefix: label.
See Other Options tab Surname 2 SURN: that is moved in to a Surname: label.
See Extra Options tab Given Name 2 _USED: that is moved to a Given Name: label.
★ 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.
★ Name Note (NOTE)
See Extra Options tab Subsidiary Note %d NOTE:
Any Name local Note is moved to a Record local Note with a Name Note: label.
★ Witness Role (_SHAR, _SHAN, ROLE)
See Extra Options tab Witness Role 2 _SHA%u:
Individual Witnesses are retained but Name Only Witnesses are moved to a Fact local Note with a Witness Role: label.
★ Address Fields (ADDR, ADR1, ADR2, ADR3, CITY, STAE, POST, CTRY)
See Extra Options tab Fact Address 2 ADDR:
All address fields are converted to a Fact local Note with a Fact Address: label.
★ Fact E-mail, Website, Fax, Phone (_EMAIL, EMAIL, _WEB, WWW, FAX, PHON)
See Extra Options tab Fact E-mail 2 _EMAIL: or 2 EMAIL: & Fact Website 2 _WEB: or 2 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 2 FAX: & Fact Phone 2 PHON:
Any Fact E-mail, Website, Fax or Phone field is converted to a Fact local Note with an E-mail Address: or Website Address: or Fax Number: or Phone Number: label.
★ Pedigree (PEDI, _PEDI)
The child Pedigree status is converted to Heredis Child Status using the _FIL tag.
★ Source Citation (SOUR)
Any Source Citation or Source Note attached to a Note is moved to a parent tag where possible or is deleted.
Note Records (NOTE)
The text on the NOTE tag line is moved to a 1 CONC tag in every Note Record to prevent it being excluded in the iOS version.
Source Records (SOUR)
★ Source Type (_TYPE)
See Extra Options tab Source Type 1 _TYPE:
The Source Type (_TYPE) is converted to a TYPE tag and all other fields retained.
Repository Records (REPO)
★ Record E-mail, Website (_EMAIL, EMAIL, _WEB, WWW)
See Extra Options tab Record E-mail 1 _EMAIL: or 1 EMAIL: & Record Website 1 _WEB: or 1 WWW:
Each address is appended to either the EMAIL or WWW tag.
★ Record Phone, Fax Number (PHON, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Record Phone 1 PHON: & Record Fax No. 1 FAX:
All Phone & Fax Numbers are appended to one PHON tag.
Submitter & Submission Records (SUBM, SUBN)
★ See Other Options tab Submitter Record 0 @U%d+@: & Submission Record 0 @B%d+@:
Each Submitter & Submission record is converted to a synthetic Source record named Ω Submitter: or Ω Submission: plus the record Name and Id, with all details in the local Note.
Custom Id, Automated Id, Date Field, Updated Change (REFN, RIN, DATE, CHAN)
★ Custom Id, Automated Id (REFN, RIN)
Each Note, Repository & Research Note record Custom Id and Automated Id and Family record Custom Id is moved to the record Note with a Custom Id: or Automated Id: label.
★ Date Field (DATE)
See Extra Options tab Date Field %d DATE:
Each single Date field FROM or TO is converted AFT or BEF and any Interpreted Date Phrase is moved to the local Note with just the actual Date retained.
★ Updated Change (CHAN)
See Extra Options tab Update 1 CHAN:
The Updated CHANge date/time tags are all removed, except within INDIvidual and SOURce records.
(HER-) Brief Data Export Details
All the (Str-) Brief Data Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 rules apply together with the (HER+) Full Data Export Details defined above, except that all the Header Record (HEAD) tags mentioned are removed.
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