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From: "Lisa Lepore" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] New Family Tree 2008 program? exporting data out
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:35:17 -0400
Hi Grant & list -
I was asked about transferring date out of the
Beta 2008. This message is kind of long and
boring to those not interested in the subject, so I am
stating this here so you can delete now. :-)
Here's how it went.
First of all, I am using FTM V.10. I exported my data
from there as a gedcom file - NOT an FTM file.
However, when exporting from V. 10 it does give you
a choice of which version of FTM to use when exporting.
It will save a file as FTM v. 4, v. 5, v. 6, v. 7, or just FTM
for windows [which I assume is v. 10. the other option
is to export as a gedcom which I did.
So for all the later messages stating FTM does not have
backward compatibility, it certainly seems to be there in v. 10.
Maybe this was dropped with the later versions?
I imported the gedcom into the beta version, but I see now it is missing
26 people. Original file had 8434, Beta file ended up with 8408. I think
these could be the people in my data who were entered as not related.
After import, there was only one reported date error in a marriage.
I have that date as Abt. 1930. I have lots of other dates using abt. [year]
that the program accepted just fine, so I have no idea what the problem is.]
In exporting the file from the Beta 2008, there are only 2 choices for
file type - Family Tree Maker, and Gedcom 5.5. I exported one of each.
Export to FTM took about 1 minute. Export to Gedcom 5.5 took about
When importing the Beta 2008 FTM file into FTM Version 10
I had to select choose FTM [all types] in order to recognize the
imported file. The import generated 680 warnings & errors.
When importing the Beta 2008 Gedcom file into FTM Version 10
I had the same 680 warnings & errors.
Most of the warnings & errors were in the tag; QUAY,
which is for the quality of the source. this is included in
v 2008, but not v 10.
There were 65 entries with dates listed as
Between [year] & [year] that could not be imported - Not
There was one note section not imported as it was too long.
There were a couple of other items that didn't go either -
Tag: _Foot - I think this might be a footnote only that is a carryover
source from a very old version of FTM. Also not good since
this is the only place the source is recorded.
and Tag:_DCause unknown not imported. I assume this is
cause of death, but I can't find anything out about this tag.
This is all I can figure out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "E" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] New Family Tree 2008 program?
> Curious.... Has anyone tried to exchange a gedcom from the 2000 version to
> an earlier version of FTM? You may want to try it. Grant
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