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Validating/Verifying tags

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I see not many people here are using Mac Family Tree but I'll post this question in case someone can help.
I've created a Family Tree and I want to merge it with another. Both Trees view fine in MFT but when I merge I get "ghosts" and wrong links across families and generations. I went back to each tree and exported GEDcom files for each and re-opening in MFT one views fine but the other has ghosts and bad links. I don't know why it looks great in MFT but after exporting to GEDcom and reopening alot of the lining is completely wrong. The Makers of MFT are taking their time replying. Are there any vaildators/verifyers that can check code for errors. I've looked at it in BBEdit (a text editor) and can't see any problems, but obviously there's something wrong somewhere. I'd really hate to have to retype all these records!! Any advice? Thanks!! Jim

Re: Validating/Verifying tags

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 11:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've had the same problem... Be interested in reading the solution myself!

Re: Validating/Verifying tags

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I still haven't heard from MFT (even an acknowledgement of my email which I would assume was an automated system) so I'm junking MFT. I've used an online validator (ged-inline.elasticbeanstalk.com/validate) to identify all the problems in my gedcom and I'm now hand-coding out all the errors - ged-inline has identified 36 duplicates of tags so I figured it's going to be easier to correct those than go through my two other family trees and identify all possible duplicates and their inter-related links... There's a lot more pc gedcom utilities that offer more rigorous built-in validation/verification so reluctantly I'm switching platforms too... I have PAF5 at work. I need to delete my tree at Ancestry and upload the revised, then get a trial and see where things lead... All the best for the New Year to all... Jim
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