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Re: How can I open a GEDcom file?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 16:37 GMT (UK) »
certainly learned something new here.

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Re: How can I open a GEDcom file?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 18:09 GMT (UK) »
And a little more; if you have the option save the GED as type 5.5; this is a generic form of gedcom, and is more likely to open in any program. Like Lizzie I use Legacy 7, and thoroughly recommend it.
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Re: How can I open a GEDcom file?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your really helpful posts - much appreciated
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Re: How can I open a GEDcom file?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 22:21 GMT (UK) »
You can actually open a Gedcom file as a text file.  However the links between the various entries are not easy to follow.

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Re: How can I open a GEDcom file?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 29 October 09 17:03 GMT (UK) »
It occers to me there is a small program GEDVIEW which enables you to view a GED without opening anything other than the program. I think it was a free download. Worth a Google?
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