AfriGeneas Genealogy Technology Forum
Re: Genealogy CD's
In Response To: Re: Genealogy CD's ()
I'm not familiar with that program but you do have options! It also depends on your use of the word "erase".
1. Did you actually erase or delete the name? Also most programs *backup* your data before you exit. Find that backup and restore.
Chances are the erased persons parents and any of that persons ancestry, on his side, are still there, in the database, but Unlinked to the erased person's spouse and children. In that case, Find the spouse, add the erased person, then find the erased persons parents and link the erased person to their parents. If that can't be done, find a program that can create a Gedcom. Once you get your tree back up to snuff, Backup your tree Often.
2. Go to ancestry.com and download your tree as a Gedcom. To do that....
Most Genealogy programs use a Gedcom aka GEnealogical Data COMmunication format to share data with other genealogy programs. It's just a simple text file with some special characters that lets the other genealogy programs interpret your Gedcom when you import your data to another program.
If you are using Family Origins 6.x, it was probably using Gedcom 5.5 or earlier specification, released in Jan 1996.
Did you by chance print the users manual?