Export Gedcom File (RFT) Rootsfinder Family Tree


The RootsFinder website supports a Free Family Tree option to upload GEDCOM files as described in the Migration Guide below. Visit RootsFinder for product details. There is both a Free Forever and Pro Plan version.

All Multimedia are excluded by default because RootsFinder does not upload them.

The Character Set Encoding defaults to UTF-8 with all Unicode characters supported.

The [[private]] Text Option defaults to Include private text but remove the [[ ]].

The Rich Text Formatting defaults to Change rich text into HTML 5 format so most text formatting is retained.

The Character Set Encoding works for UTF-8 and all Unicode characters are supported.

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

Migration Guide

After using the FH Plugin, log in to RootsFinder and follow the Importing GEDCOMs advice to use + New Tree to create your tree.

Enter a Tree Name, choose Public or Private, select Import a GEDCOM file and click the blue GO button.

Use the Choose File button to select the FH Plugin Export folder and the Project…RFT UTF8.ged file, before clicking the GO button.

(RFT+) Full Data Export Details

All the (Str+) Full Data Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 rules rules apply except as defined below.

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.

★ Associated Person (ASSO)
Each ASSOciated Person is converted to a custom Event using the EVEN tag with a Fact local Note with an Associate: and Relationship: label.

★ Individual/Family Tags (ALIA, DSCR, NMR, SUBM)
Each tag is converted to a synthetic custom Fact using the FACT tag with any value on the same line.

★ LDS Ordinance Tags (BAPL, CONL, ENDL, SLGC, SLGS)
Each tag is converted to a synthetic custom Event using the EVEN tag.

★ Fact Age (AGE)
See Other Options tab Fact Person Age 2 AGE: & Fact Husband Age 2 HUSB: & Fact Wife Age 2 WIFE:
Each AGE field is moved to the Fact local Note with an Individual’s Age: or Male/Lady Partner Age: label.

★ Address Fields (ADDR, ADR1, ADR2, ADR3, CITY, STAE, POST, CTRY)
See Extra Options tab Fact Address 2 ADDR:
All Address fields are appended to the Fact local Place field following the word at.

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.

(RFT-) Brief Data Export Details

All the (Str-) Brief Data Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 rules apply together with the (RFT+) Full Data Export Details defined above, except that the DSCR & NMR facts are unchanged.

Return to the GEDCOM Export Mode advice help page.

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Plugin Export Gedcom File

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