How Do I Open a Gedcom File?

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A GEDCOM file is a type of file that traces family history and other genealogical data. To open this kind of file you first need to download and install a GED file viewer then start the program. Go to the program's file management menu, choose the GED file of your choice and give it time to load in the program. Your file will now be ready for use.
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To open Gedcom files, you will need a genealogy software program. Many free and shareware programs are available which allow you to easily open and view Gedcom files. All you need to do is run the programme and follow the instructions on opening and transporting files. Other software that may open Gedcom files include Legacy Family Tree 6.0 Review, Personal Ancestral File 5.2 - PAF Review etc.
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1. Give the GEDCOM file a name and save it on your computer. It does not matter where you save it as long as you can find it. You may want to create a folder just for GEDCOM files
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These instructions will work for most family tree software programs. See your program's help file for more specific instructions. Launch your family tree program and close any open
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you need some form of genealogical software. a 2 second search would tell you this btw. Source(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM.
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Open the file with unzipping software. Remember the location that you choose to unzip the file to. You can get unzipping freeware from the link below. Look here for more information
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