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Partial Gedcom

Partial Gedcom

Posted: 1362079560000
Classification: Query
I am currently using Family Tree Maker for the Mac.

I need to share a gedcom with someone who shares one branch of my tree, but I don't want them to have access to all my data.

Is there a way to make a partial gedcom, which would include all persons for that branch of family, rather than just the direct line of ancestors? One person in that branch had married 4 times, but only her second husband appears ( the direct ancestor) when I have tried making an ancestral gedcom from a specific individual - plus none of the ancestors siblings appear in the gedcom either

Alternatively, is there a way to share part of my tree through Ancestry, without opening up lines of research which are not relevant to the other person?

Thank you for any help or advice you can offer!

Re: Partial Gedcom

Posted: 1362081531000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1362081709000
I don't have FTM for the Max, but maybe you can see the idea here and apply it to the Mac

Identify the top-of-line ancestors you have in common

File > Export
Choose Each top-of-line ancestor, then DESCENDANTS (this will include spouses)
Repeat for each top-of-line ancestor you have for that person.

Do you want to restrict data for people born after a certain date. For example, I have used:

Vital Fact > Birth > Is After 12/31/1929 (or you could use 1919, 1920, etc.)

You may have a check box to privatize, but I don't use it. Privatizing within the Windows Version of FTM is set for 120 years (ie today would exclude all born after 02/27/1893) - which deletes too many for me..

Choose > Gedcom 5.5
More choices await re including all spouses, media, private facts, etc, etc,

Choose your destination, etc...

Note that actual media do not export via Gedcom - Gedcom is a text only file.


If you have a lot of peripheral relatives, and you want to share them (ie mulitiple spouses, step-children, families of spouses, etc) you may want to choose an ancestor of this person and run an Extended Family Chart

Detach whoever you decide to be your selected person from the rest of your database.


99 Generations
UNCHECK Include Everybody in this file

Right click in blank area of report, Slect All
Right click in blank area of report, Export.

I hope you can interpolate the above options to the Mac.

Re: Partial Gedcom

Posted: 1362083341000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. I will give that a try!
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