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FTM 2012 Shared Custom Facts GedCom Issue

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FTM 2012 Shared Custom Facts GedCom Issue

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 9:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have submitted this as a bug report but I think it is important enough to post here.

I have found a serious issue regarding importing of GedComs into FTM 2012

I have a small number of custom family facts (marriage facts) these are used extensively throughout my files.
These were correctly converted and loaded into FTM 2012 from an FTM 2011 file.

In FTM 2012 saving as a Gedcom 5.5 file produces a file in the usual format.
If you import that file as an into FTM 2012 the shared custom facts are lost.
However Importing into FTM 2011 is OK

If you save the file as a GedCom for FTM 16 format you can import that file into FTM 2012 without loss.


This snippet is of a standard GedCom 5.5 file :-

1 EVEN Harold Henry Bayley
2 TYPE Witness (1)
1 EVEN Dorothy May Bayley
2 TYPE Witness (2)
1 EVEN JE Rigg
2 TYPE Minister

This one is the same snippet in the format of a Gedcom for FTM16 file
1 EVEN
2 TYPE Witness (1)
2 PLAC Harold Henry Bayley/
1 EVEN
2 TYPE Witness (2)
2 PLAC Dorothy May Bayley/
1 EVEN
2 TYPE Minister
2 PLAC JE Rigg/

Note that you have no option to save a tree in FTM 16 format from a web tree, ie building a new tree from your AMT.
Importing direct FTM 2012 produces the error but into FTM 2011 is fine.

These issues do not appear to affect syncing.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tiptonian 15 Feb 2012 4:45PM GMT 
kj_norway 16 Feb 2012 4:02AM GMT 
Lindsay_Parry 16 Feb 2012 11:23PM GMT 
kj_norway 17 Feb 2012 12:35PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 17 Feb 2012 2:51PM GMT 
kj_norway 18 Feb 2012 9:23PM GMT 
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