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3D Family Tree software - looking for beta testers 1 Reply

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What software are you using? 31 Replies

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Relationship calculator that uses a GEDCOM 2 Replies

Started by bcarney. Last reply by Meg Bate Apr 14, 2010.

Just purchased Reunion 9 - Want to download .ged file from to get started? 5 Replies

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Saving images and information about them 1 Reply

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Comment by Midgie Eilene (Woodin) Bardo on December 14, 2010 at 1:28pm

Has anyone tried the new Family Tree Maker for Mac?  I'm happy to see they've come out with it - unhappy to see that it's $30 more than the PC version.  Still, it's $30 less than Reunion.... Hmmmm.....

Comment by Nina Jankauskas on November 18, 2010 at 12:48pm
Having recently purchased my first mac, i'm interested in learning how others are using the tools available for the mac to help in their geneological pursuits.
Comment by Roger Moffat on April 30, 2010 at 8:34pm
A link with more information from the horses mouth is

Comment by Doug Tallman on April 30, 2010 at 8:05pm
Family Tree Maker for Mac announced.
Comment by Jo Burns on December 31, 2009 at 10:08am
Wow, Hyper Card Stacks, now there is a distant memory!
Comment by Dave Glogowski on October 26, 2009 at 1:15pm


Comment by Roger Moffat on October 26, 2009 at 11:02am
Well a pox on Ancestry - this is not to the GEDCOM standards

as I understand it which requires a date to be of the form

dd MMM yyyy

where MMM is the 3 letter abbreviation of the date.

I would suggest using Text Edit or TextWrangler to lop off the -00 so that you end up with

2 DATE 1846-03

which should import as Mar 1846.

If you do this in TextWrangler you'd search for


and replace it with


this will only take the -00 that are at the end of a line
Comment by Dave Glogowski on October 26, 2009 at 10:33am

Here is a sample of one of the date fields in question:
2 DATE 1846-03-00
2 PLAC Holland

As you expected the format is yyyy-mm-dd, but the day (dd) is 00 which is not meeting some validation rule (e.g. dd must be between 01-31).

Comment by Roger Moffat on October 26, 2009 at 9:08am
What does a line from the GEDCOM file actually say for one of these dates? Is it in the file as a line like

2 DATE yyyy-mm-dd

where mm would be a month number an dd a month day or is it some other format. Can you copy and paste a DATE line from the GEDCOM file here?
Comment by Dave Glogowski on October 26, 2009 at 9:02am
I recently purchased Reunion and started populating my database by downloading my 800+ records from using the GEDCOM export/import capability. However, I ran into a problem dealing with many of the dates. Apparently translates a date with just month and year to "yyyy-mm-00". The 00 day is not being interpreted by Reunion and as such leaves the date in the numeric format (yyyy-mm-00).

Any suggestions to properly import these dates to have Reunion display and store in the dd-mm-yyyy format?

One idea I had was to use TextEdit to modify the GEDCOM file prior to importing into Reunion, but I'm not sure of ramifications or what to change the "-00" to.


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