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Hi Teresa,

Do you have a facility on here to download family trees in GEDCOM or FTW format?
Might be helpful for people.
Could be a good idea! Though if you download them, you will need some program to view the information and many people have loads of names in their GEDCOM or program. Could take ages!

If members would like to do this, then we would be able to set a board up on here, for members to upload.

That is why many people are publishing their own family tree! Many have uploaded GEDCOMs to the "main players" (Won't mention the names!) on the internet and many of us have found out to our cost, they now "own" the information uploaded and cannot remove it. :( They have even sold off information!

Therefore, loads of people and members here on this site, have now "published" their own tree - by having hosting and their own domain name, allowing their family and friends to add to their tree and most importantly - for all those millions and millions of internet people out there, to search and see your published names and to hopefully link to your family.:) I have got loads of family links that way!
Publishing on your own website is the way to go! You also have full control and own all your information.
Have a look!

All the best,
Dave
 

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can someone help with a gedcom problem? tryed to export a file to my PC from genes- reunited but file will not open due to lack of software & my FTM v9.0 won't install properly.need help & advice
 

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Try this

1st method - download the free PAF from Family search and try installing on your computer. If successful, then try importing your genes united file.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp

2nd - you may have to upgrade your PC so that your version of FTM will install.

It sounds like your software/computer combination is not right so your FTM is basically useless unless you spec your PC to the minimum requirement that should be written on the FTM packaging.

If your PC is up to spec, create a restore point before the following.
Use add/remove for FTM if there is any sign of it in your program listing.
Manually delete any FTM folder in the programs menu that has been created by previous install attempts.
Try installing again. If unsuccessful then repeat the above but then go to registry method.

Go to start/run/and type regedit. hit ok
Click file export (Backup your registry.)
Select the top computer icon in the left listing then press F3
type in the search bar something like FTM and locate all entries that previous installs may have placed there. Delete them with caution.
(Sometimes a registry entry is responsible for stopping some installs).

Last resort, save everything, wipe your HD and start over :'(

Cheers
Dave
 

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Try this

1st method - download the free PAF from Family search and try installing on your computer. If successful, then try importing your genes united file.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp

2nd - you may have to upgrade your PC so that your version of FTM will install.

It sounds like your software/computer combination is not right so your FTM is basically useless unless you spec your PC to the minimum requirement that should be written on the FTM packaging.

If your PC is up to spec, create a restore point before the following.
Use add/remove for FTM if there is any sign of it in your program listing.
Manually delete any FTM folder in the programs menu that has been created by previous install attempts.
Try installing again. If unsuccessful then repeat the above but then go to registry method.

Go to start/run/and type regedit. hit ok
Click file export (Backup your registry.)
Select the top computer icon in the left listing then press F3
type in the search bar something like FTM and locate all entries that previous installs may have placed there. Delete them with caution.
(Sometimes a registry entry is responsible for stopping some installs).

Last resort, save everything, wipe your HD and start over :'(

Cheers
Dave
i know one theroy i got is that recently my PC crashed & had to have a new windows programme installed on top of another one. so one theroy i have now would to reinstall windows again to see if this will work
 

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I consider it always good practice to wipe and reinstall the operating system at least annually. Just a hassle considering all the number of updates that have to be applied, but it is worth the effort. There is a way to "slip stream" all the updates and service packs onto an install CD but you would need to google that and make one up.

Just remember to install all the necessary things first before any extra programs that you want. eg.. drivers, OS updates, addons etc etc before FTM or Office.
 

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