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Export Gedcom File (Std) Standard GEDCOM Release 5.5

Introduction

FH custom tags and new GEDCOM 5.5.1 tags are converted to GEDCOM 5.5 standard tags by the Rules described below. Otherwise, they are simply deleted, including the GEDCOM header optional FILE name tag. Synthesised Custom Events, Note Records and Source Records have an optional prefix Ω character (ZZ in ANSI/ISO mode or for FH V5) to differentiate them from original records. See the Extra Options tab Insert Synthetic Prefix setting.

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 Remove rich text codes leaving just plain text.

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

(Std+) Full Data Export Details
Header Record (HEAD)

★ Approved System Id (SOUR)
The Approved System Id SOURce tag is set to FAMILY-HISTORIAN to differentiate from a genuine Family Historian GEDCOM.

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

★ Name, Character (NAME, CHAR)
The NAME tag value is set to Export Gedcom File Plugin Version with its version number.
The CHARacter encoding tag value is set to UNICODE for UTF16 mode, UTF-8 for UTF8 mode, and ANSI otherwise.

★ 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 Note Record that starts with Ω Named List: and each associated Record has a link to the Note Record (except for Note, 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 Note Record that starts with Ω File Root: and the associated Individual Record is linked to that record.
The Individual Record itself is moved to immediately after the HEADer record because many products treat that first record as the Home/Root record.

★ Other Tags (COPR, DEST, FILE, _VAR, _UID, _USED, _PCIT)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

★ Given Name (_USED)
See Extra Options tab Given Name 2 _USED:
Any Given Name Used is converted to a Record local Note with 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.

★ Record Flags (_FLGS)
See Extra Options tab Record Flags 1 _FLGS:
Each Record Flag is converted to a synthesised custom Event using the EVEN tag.

★ Associated Person (ASSO)
Any subsidiary TYPE tag is removed because it is invalid.

★ Custom Attribute (_ATTR, FACT)
See Extra Options tab Custom Attribute 1 _ATTR: or 1 FACT:
Each custom Attribute is converted to a custom Event using the EVEN tag, with any associated value in its local Note with an Attribute Value: label.

★ Witness Role (_SHAR, _SHAN, ROLE)
See Extra Options tab Witness Role 2 _SHA%u:
Each witness role is converted to a Fact local Note with a Witness Role: label.
A synthetic Fact is created for each Individual Witness with the owner of the original Fact having the Witness Role: of Principal.

★ Fact To/From Place (_PLAC)
See Extra Options tab To/From Place 2 _PLAC:
Any Emigration To place or Immigration From place is converted to a Fact local Note with a To/From Place: label.

★ Fact E-mail, Website, Fax (_EMAIL, EMAIL, _WEB, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Fact E-mail 2 _EMAIL: or 2 EMAIL: & Fact Website 2 _WEB: or 2 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 2 FAX:
Any Fact E-mail or Website or Fax is converted to a Fact local Note with an E-mail/Website Address: or Fax Number: label.

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

★ Pedigree (_PEDI)
The custom Pedigree of child details are moved to the Individual record local Note with a Relationship: label.

★ Marriage Status (_STAT)
See Extra Options tab Marriage Status 1 _STAT:
The marriage Status of a Family Record is converted to a Record local Note with a Marriage Status: label.

★ Same Sex Partners (HUSB, WIFE)
See Other Options tab Same Sex Husband 1 HUSB: & Same Sex Wife 1 WIFE:
The default symmetric format of a Male pair of HUSB tags or a Female pair of WIFE tags is replaced with the asymmetric format of one HUSB tag and one WIFE tag regardless of sex, because this is more widely supported.

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

Source Records & Templates (SOUR, _SRCT)

★ Source Type (_TYPE)
See Extra Options tab Source Type 1 _TYPE:
The Type of a Source Record is converted to a Record local Note with a Source Type: label.

★ 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, EMAIL, _WEB, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Record E-mail 1 _EMAIL: or 1 EMAIL: & Fact Website 1 _WEB: or 1 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 1 FAX:
Any Record E-mail or Website or Fax is converted to a Record local Note with an E-mail/Website Address: or Fax Number: label, but in a Submitter Record they are added to the Phone field.

Media Records (OBJE)

Media records are converted to Part Frames via Local Media Objects by default and are handled as follows.

★ Picture Note & Media Keywords/Date (_NOTE, _NOTA, _KEYS, _DATE)
See Extra Options tab Picture Note %d _NOTE: or %d _NOTA: & Media Keywords %d _KEYS: & Media Date %d _DATE:
These are converted into local Notes of the associated Multimedia Record or Local Media Object with appropriate labels.

★ Linked File (_FILE)
If a PART~LMO, FULL~LMO or ALL~LMO Basic Option is chosen all Media Record links are converted to local Local Media Objects.
If a PART~ABS, FULL~ABS, ALL~ABS, FILE~REL or FILE~ABS Basic Option is chosen each Media _FILE tag is converted to a GEDCOM 5.5.1 FILE tag.
In most cases, the Linked File uses a full absolute file path, but FILE~REL retains the relative to Media folder path.

★ 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.

Place Records (_PLAC)

★ Place Record (_PLAC, STAN, STAT, MAP, LATI, LONG)
See Extra Options tab Place Record 0 @P%d+@:
Each Place record is converted to a synthesised Source record of type Place Details and all values are retained, including linked Media. ​Wherever possible, the Source record is cited by any associated Place field or its parent field.

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.

Date Field, etc (DATE, _SENT, etc)

★ Date Field (DATE)
See Extra Options tab Date Field %d DATE:
Usually Date field words are in UPPER case, but they may be converted to Title case, e.g. AFTER JAN 1900 becomes After Jan 1900.

★ Other Custom Tags (_SENT, _SEQ, _ASID, _AREA, _EXCL, _CAPT, _AUTO, _FMT, _LINK_*, _LKID)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

(Std-) Brief Data Export Details
Header Record (HEAD)

★ GEDCOM Version (VERS)
The GEDCOM VERSion tag value is changed to 5.5 if necessary.

★ General Tags (SOUR, NAME, CHAR)
The NAME tag value is set to Export Gedcom File Plugin Version with its version number.
The CHARacter encoding tag value is set to UNICODE for UTF16 mode, UTF-8 for UTF8 mode, and ANSI otherwise.

★ Named List Entry (_LIST, _FLAG, _NOTE, _IDS)
See Extra Options tab Named List Entry 1 _LIST:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ File Root (_ROOT)
See Extra Options tab File Root 1 _ROOT:
These tag lines are removed entirely.
The Individual Record itself is moved to immediately after the HEADer record, because many products treat that first record as the Home/Root record.

★ Other Tags (COPR, DEST, FILE, _VAR, _UID, _USED, _PCIT)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

Individual & Family Records (INDI, FAM)

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

★ Custom Attribute (_ATTR, FACT)
See Extra Options tab Custom Attribute 1 _ATTR: or 1 FACT:
Each custom Attribute is converted to a custom Event using the EVEN tag, with any associated value in its local Note with an Attribute Value: label.

★ Witness Role (_SHAR, _SHAN, ROLE)
See Extra Options tab Witness Role 2 _SHA%u:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ Fact E-mail, Website, Fax (_EMAIL, MAIL, _WEB, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Fact E-mail 2 _EMAIL: or 2 EMAIL: & Fact Website 2 _WEB: or 2 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 2 FAX:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

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

★ Other Custom Tags (_USED, _FLGS, _PLAC, _STAT)
See Extra Options tab Given Name 2 _USED: & Record Flags 1 _FLGS: & To/From Place 2 _PLAC: & Marriage Status 1 _STAT:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ Pedigree (_PEDI)
The custom Pedigree of child details are moved to the Individual record local Note with a Relationship: label.

★ Same Sex Partners (HUSB, WIFE)
See Other Options tab Same Sex Husband 1 HUSB: & Same Sex Wife 1 WIFE:
The default symmetric format of a Male pair of HUSB tags or a Female pair of WIFE tags is replaced with the asymmetric format of one HUSB tag and one WIFE tag regardless of sex, because this is more widely supported.

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

Source Records & Templates (SOUR, _SRCT)

★ Source Type (_TYPE)
See Extra Options tab Source Type 1 _TYPE:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ 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.

★ 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, EMAIL, _WEB, WWW, FAX)
See Extra Options tab Record E-mail 1 _EMAIL: or 1 EMAIL: & Fact Website 1 _WEB: or 1 WWW: & Fact Fax No. 1 FAX:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

Media Records (OBJE)

Media records are removed entirely by default, otherwise they are handled as follows.

★ Picture Note & Media Keywords/Date (_NOTE, _NOTA, _KEYS, _DATE)
See Extra Options tab Picture Note %d _NOTE: or %d _NOTA: & Media Keywords %d _KEYS: & Media Date %d _DATE:
These tag lines are removed entirely.

★ Linked File (_FILE)
If a PART~LMO, FULL~LMO or ALL~LMO Basic Option is chosen all Media Record links are converted to local Media Objects.
If a PART~ABS, FULL~ABS, ALL~ABS, FILE~REL or FILE~ABS Basic Option is chosen each Media _FILE tag is converted to a GEDCOM 5.5.1 FILE tag.
In most cases the Linked File uses a full absolute file path, but FILE~REL retains the relative to Media folder path.

★ 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.

Place Records (_PLAC)

★ Place Record (_PLAC, STAN, STAT, MAP, LATI, LONG)
See Extra Options tab Place Record 0 @P%d+@:
Every Place record 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.

Date Field, Updated Change, etc (DATE, CHAN, _SENT, etc)

★ Date Field (DATE)
See Extra Options tab Date Field %d DATE:
Usually Date field words are in UPPER case, but they may be converted to Title case, e.g. AFTER JAN 1900 becomes After Jan 1900.

★ Updated Change (CHAN)
See Extra Options tab Updated 1 CHAN:
The Updated CHANge date/time tags lines are removed entirely.

★ Other Custom Tags (_SENT, _SEQ, _ASID, _AREA, _EXCL, _CAPT, _AUTO, _FMT, _LINK_*, _LKID)
These tag lines are removed entirely.

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