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How to Handle a GEDCOM
5/15/2012
Received a GEDCOM from a fellow researcher? Or want to share one with someone else? Find out what a GEDCOM is and how to share one.
Genealogy programs such as RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker store data in a format unique to that software. That means you can’t open your uncle’s .RM file (RootsMagic’s native format) in your Family Tree Maker program. You can quickly see the sharing limitations this can create for genealogists who want to collaborate. The GEDCOM file format was created to solve this problem.
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