E2 – How Well do Desktop Tree Building Tools Handle GEDCOM Imports?

A GEDCOM [Genealogical Data Communication] file is plain text (usually either UTF-8 or ASCII) containing genealogical information about individuals, and meta data linking these records together. 


The GEDCOM – you love it, you hate it, but as a genealogy software program, you have to deal with it.

We talk about why, and show how 6 of the best tree builder programs handle importing data from ancestry.com

  • Legacy Family Tree 9
  • Family Tree Maker 2019
  • Heredis 2020
  • Family Historian 6
  • Ancestral Quest 16
  • RootsMagic 7

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