Import GEDCOM with individuals with multiple names

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ejan
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Import GEDCOM with individuals with multiple names

Post by ejan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:50 am

Hi,

I notciced here https://www.heredis.com/en/new-features-2018/
Alternate Names: You can make a person’s data even more complete by adding alternate names (birth name, maiden name…) in your genealogy. Enter all the data in your possession such as prefix, suffix, given names, nickname!
and I was hopeful this could mean that I would be able to import a GEDCOM file from the late TMG software containing a lot of individuals with multiple names, like nicknames and married name. This did not seem to work for me, only the primary names seems to be imported.

Is there any information how I can import name variations via GEDCOM to Heredis 2018?

Jan
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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by lincsman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:50 pm

Hi,

I suspect it is the exported Gedcom file from TMG that is the issue. I imported my Gedcom from Family Historian and all nicknames etc. imported without issue. Unfortunately, some programs do not fully comply with Gedcom.

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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by ejan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:17 pm

Thanks for the response,

it's encouraging that you were able to import multiple names. But TMG, a tool used among many professionals, were known for taking GEDCOM quite seriously. And if I import my GEDCOM to Rootsmagic, Family Tree Maker or Legacy Familytree, all the names are imported ok.

I know the matter is quite complex, but I have seen some critical remarks about Heredis and GEDCOM, so I tend to believe it's a t least a part of the problem. In many cases such problems can be solved by editing the GEDCOM a little, I was hoping someone already had experience with this problem.

Jan

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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by mike » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:38 am

ejan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:50 am
individuals with multiple names, like nicknames and married name.
Could you make available a Gedcom containing such cases ?
Sincerely.
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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by ejan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am

Sorry, my bad - version 2018 has been fixed regarding import of names!

Thanks for the response guys, this made me look closer. The interface is so different from what I am used to that I could not find the names, but I did now. The names where not imported in Heredis 2017, this is where my confusion started. But when importing to Heredis 2018 all name tags from TMG is imported fine as Alternate names. As I am currently evaluating several genealogy software products to find where to move from TMG, this was very good timing by Heredis :-)

I have still attached a test file from TMG in case it's of interest to anyone. It's only one person, using the available name tags: Name-Married, Name-Variation, Name-Change, Name-Baptism and Name-Nick

Jan
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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by ejan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:56 am

Another user made me aware that you can not search for the alternate names like I'm used too. Only the primary names appear in the Persons list. Hoping this can change in the future

A different matter: sorting in lists using Norwegian characters (æ,ø,å) is not correct.

Jan

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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by billdog » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:04 am

I suggest you raise the Norwegian issue as a new topic.
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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by ejan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks, I did viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4532

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Re: Import GEDCOM wit individuals with multiple names

Post by mike » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:41 pm

ejan wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am
Sorry, my bad - version 2018 has been fixed regarding import of names!
;)
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