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GEDCOM download changes wives last names from maiden to married name

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Re: GEDCOM download changes wives last names from maiden to married name

Posted: 30 Apr 2013 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
You need to establish where the corruption occurs. It is either on the conversion TO GEDCOM or the conversion FROM GEDCOM on the upload to the target software. My money is on the later!
Since you have the GEDCOM file on your PC, open it with wordpad or notepad or something similar, NOT a ‘proper’ word processing program; then search for one of the corrupted names. Compare the lines in the file for this person with someone who does not get corrupted. A good entry should look like:--
0 @I25@ INDI
1 REFN 25
1 NAME Annie /Smith/
1 NAME Annie /Jones/
1 SEX F
1 CHAN
2 DATE 05 MAR 2007
1 BIRT
2 DATE 1898
With Smith being the maiden name. This should show which conversion is at fault.
Rob
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Olson_Randall... 30 Apr 2013 7:51AM GMT 
robmoff 30 Apr 2013 11:10AM GMT 
Olson_Randall... 30 Apr 2013 2:23PM GMT 
kj_norway 30 Apr 2013 4:09PM GMT 
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