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Issue importing GEDCOM into FTDNA

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Issue importing GEDCOM into FTDNA

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jan 2013 8:46PM GMT
I like to use alternate facts such as name spellings or birth years from the census & the like, but I mark the most accurate facts as Preferred. These show up fine in FTM 2012 for Windows and online, however when I go to export to GEDCOM (from FTM)(for the purposes of uploading to FamilyTreeDNA), inevitably the first entered fact is exported, which is rarely the preferred fact. So my question is as follows:

1) Is there an option that can be added to FTM to force the GEDCOM export to take the preferred facts? It would be similar to the "Preferred Spouses" vs. All option in Exporting to FTM, but for names and birth/death dates and for the GEDCOM export type.

2) Right now I am doing a tedious and inefficient workaround of creating a temporary tree from which I manually delete all the alternate facts before creating my GEDCOM. Does anyone have a better way of doing this?

FTM programmers, a little help here?

Thanks!!

Brookes
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Brookes McKen... 11 Jan 2013 9:40AM GMT 
silverfox3280 11 Jan 2013 9:27PM GMT 
Brookes McKen... 11 Jan 2013 9:38PM GMT 
tulrose 11 Jan 2013 10:07PM GMT 
Brookes McKen... 11 Jan 2013 10:22PM GMT 
Brookes McKen... 11 Jan 2013 10:25PM GMT 
kj_norway 12 Jan 2013 12:22AM GMT 
Brookes McKen... 12 Jan 2013 1:15AM GMT 
chasingstilln... 25 Oct 2013 9:53PM GMT 
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