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Member since 14 Sep 2006
Member from Glenfield
i wondered if any of you can help joybel with a Gedcom file..at the above URL..
i thought that since you are all interested in genealogy, that some may have experience with this..
Go to Pg 1 and 2 to see what she needs help with..
I hope you can help...
Member since 28 Jun 2006
Member from Runanga
Afraid I can't help Bobbity - i don't even know what a Gedcom file is LOL
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
It seems that to open a Gedcom file you have to have Genealogy Progam on the computer for the the Gedcom File to be uploaded into. said file contains genealogy data. First the unopened file has to be saved in the Hard drive. Then you go to your Genealogy program, click on File on the tool bar and scroll down to import. click on that and from then on I guess it is like uploading your Avatar. Now I have to find a suitable Family Tree Maker. Dick Smith has some nice ones I hear. If you understand all that, congratulations as I am still in the grey area. I have found that anything you need instructions about is all on the web. You type the subject in and a number of sites come to light. Since I learned how to copy paste and cut I have all but taken over the games sites. Sorry Fern. Thank you Bobbity for giving it a shot for me. When I get my Family Tree Maker installed I will be able to put my inexpertise to the fore.
Member since 02 Jun 2007
Member from Wairoa
hi may be L.D.S web page can help you lol.
Member since 12 Jul 2007
Member from Kawerau
I missed reading this thread earlier but perhaps this will help.
The free program is called 'Genviewer Lite' and available from
This will read both gedcom and a variety of other common Geneology file types.
Thanks Nightowl, I will download that program tomorrow when I am daisy fresh.
Member since 22 May 2007
Member from Opotiki
Hiya. I have to recommend the LDS site on the Internet, too, as William mentioned for genealogy.
It is amazing what information can be gathered from there. Unfortunately it seems well documented up till about 1900, but more recent delvings dont seem to be so readily available. Hope you got your gedcom files sorted out.
I had an email from a second cousin who is interested in having a family reunion. It involves the descendants of three Scottish born sisters who married three Scottish born males of Irish descent. The three families imigrated to NZ in the 1920's and settled in Christchurch. Two generations have passed on as well as a good number of the next one of which I am one of. So many have scattered elsewhere. Those of us left hopefully, will know where our families are and this reunion could be a success. Of course the cost of travel and accommodation may prove to make it difficult for some, but it is an exciting idea. I never see any of my cousins now and I certainly would not recognize any of them today. Funerals are where we usually meet, sadly.
Member from Hornby
Definitely go to http://www.familysearch.org/. as they have a free download program called PAF and your gedcom will open and save as a tree in there.
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