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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy software question
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 23:14:00 -0500
Amy, there Is no pat answer to your question.
Much depends on the program that creates the GEDCOM and the program which
will be importing it. Not all programs handle the GEDCOM standard in the
same manner and some are better than others.
Also, much depends on how the data was entered. Did the user adhere to the
standards supported by the software (e.g., are places entered in the manner
specified or are names entered in the recommended fashion.) Another reason
why data sometimes is not successfully transferred from one program to
another is that the users have set up various user defined fields that the
GEDCOM process can't translate.
That said, you can't lose anything by trying. If it doesn't work, you'll
know quick enough!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Dunn" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:50 PM
Subject: [APG] genealogy software question
>I have a software question. I am working with a European client who has
>kin in the United States. Considering the complexity of the information
>that I have, it might be best that I send at least part of the information
>in a GEDCOM. The client does knows English, so sending the information is
>not the problem. What I do not know is would the information be messed up
>if a U.S. GEDCOM was placed into another genealogy software program that
>was not English? I do not want to confuse the client anymore than I have
>to. As you can see I have little experience in working with international
> Amy Dunn
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