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My speak about GEDmatch and GEDCOMs


Lastly! The video of the GEDmatch fundamentals discuss I did on Might 26 for Verogen is now obtainable. Greatest to view it full display at youtube with the intention to see the pictures properly.

Click on right here for slides for that discuss

GEDmatch, a DNA instruments website, was initially created to check GEDCOMs, a perform you possibly can nonetheless use it for. A GEDCOM is a plain textual content file of your loved ones tree formatted in order that any family tree program can perceive it. Click on right here for the wikipedia entry explaining this in additional element.

In my discuss I emphasised that it’s best to add a privatized GEDCOM with not more than 10 generations of ancestors then join it to the DNA take a look at for that individual. This may allow you to use the relative matching instruments. I promised within the presentation to elucidate the way to create a GEDCOM. So listed below are a number of of the various methods.

Best is when you have a desktop family tree program like Household Tree Maker or RootsMagic. Most of those applications have an export perform the place you possibly can specify which individuals to export. On this case you need simply the ancestors of the equipment you will have uploaded. Click on right here for the the way to in Household Tree Maker and right here for the the way to in RootsMagic. In case you use one other program then simply google the way to break up a household tree and the title of your program.

In case you or your relative have a tree at MyHeritage, there’s a chrome add on referred to as pedigree thief that may make an ahnentafel record from a pedigree model itemizing of the tree. Lower and paste that consequence right into a textual content file and privatize it by eradicating the beginning day and month from the dwelling in addition to altering their first title to “Residing.” Subsequent you need to use the instrument I wrote to transform that file to a GEDCOM – Ahnen2GED (click on right here)


When you’ve got a tree at Ancestry, you possibly can obtain a GEDCOM from the settings on that tree. scroll down that web page till you see the phrases “Handle your Tree”.
Nevertheless since it will likely be your entire tree, it could be too massive. If that you must make a smaller model, there’s a instrument referred to as GEDsplit which I’ve efficiently used prior to now. You may get it right here kiwitrees.web/downloads/. Sadly Ancestry has disallowed using Pedigree Thief on its website.


When you’ve got a tree at WIKItree (a free on-line collaborative tree with many DNA options), you possibly can export a GEDCOM of an individual’s ancestors and even privatize it. Click on on GEDCOMS within the My Wikitree menu after which on the tab Obtain a GEDCOM

When you’ve got a tree at GENI ( (one other on-line collaborative tree with free and paid memberships), you possibly can solely obtain the tree of an individual you handle with a paid membership. Nevertheless there’s a work round to get anybody’s ancestors right into a GEDCOM. On the actions menu of the specified profile, click on Ancestor Report. On that subsequent web page you possibly can choose the variety of generations to indicate, strive 10. Then use the pedigree thief addon to get an ahnentafel record of these ancestors. Earlier than changing to a GEDCOM utilizing my Ahnen2GED instrument, you could take away any commas within the dates so for instance Might 28, 1931 is not going to work appropriately. Make it simply 1931 or 28 Might 1931. Ultimately I’ll change this system to repair this difficulty if sufficient folks complain!




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