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From: steven perkins <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] software to calculate % contributions from variousancestors
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:41:30 -0500
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I get an error message:

"Access violation at 0045E4B5 in module 'Deconstructp.exe'. Read of
address 00CDC000."

It seems to be where it starts to work on "Path lengths from parent
via Common Ancestor to parent". Any suggestions?

There are 34K+ people in the file.

Steven


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Gary & Ann Blakely
<> wrote:
> Looks like it works with PAF 5. Not sure that I understand the results
> though!
>
> Gary
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 11:29 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DNA] software to calculate % contributions from various ancestors
>
> I posted an abstract about "Deconstructing Jaco" a couple of years ago (see
> below), but I had problems with the software and did not pursue it at the
> time. Now with 23andMe's Relative Finder, I'm more motivated. After some
> correspondence with the author, I believe I've identified the problem, which
> has
> an easy work-around.
>
> DECONSTRUCT uses GEDCOM files as input. It will find multiple pathways back
> to an end-of-line ancestor and give you the "expected" amount of DNA you
> inherited. The program may appear to freeze, so give it some time to
> complete.
>
>
> http://www.bi.up.ac.za/software/Deconstructp.zip
>
> If  DECONSTRUCT cannot find names in your GEDCOM, it may be because your
> genealogy program uses the minimal GEDCOM spec, with the surname implied
> with
> //,  like this.
>
> 0 @I1@ INDI
>
> 1 NAME  Ann /Powers/
> 1 SEX F
>
> DECONSTRUCT is expecting separate field for given and surname, like this:
>
> 0 @I1@ INDI
> 1 NAME  Ann /Powers/
> 2 GIVN Ann
> 2 SURN Powers
> 1 SEX F
>
>
>
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