GED complected explanation of a simple entry #general


Dahn Cukier
 

Very short explanation of GED. There are hundreds of field types,
these are the ones I use to record my father. I changed some
information. More notes at the bottom.
 
== first line of new entry, begins with zero and  contains
the index number. "I" = individual, 680=index number  offset by "at"
sign. (Some computers will not show the "at" sign.)
 
Next records of the person begin with one and
sub-information with two.
 
0 @I680@ INDI            
 
New record type begins with "1" this is the name. All names
not recognized as family names are between "NAME" and the first
slash.  The family name is between slashes. Two part names
are often recorded correctly, but depends on  the software, so "Van Hecht"
will show as a family name.
                   
1 NAME Givenname /Familyname/
 
Subtype record. Brothers keeper permits numerous types of names.
This is the persons Hebrew name. (Doesn't  seem to work, but
I wrote my own work-around).
 
2 _HEBN שם-פרטי שם-משפחה
 
Record type SEX. BK permits only M and F
1 SEX M
 
Record type BIRTH.  Subtype contains date, place
1 BIRT
2 DATE 11 OCT 1920
2 PLAC Brooklyn, NY
 
Record type Death.
1 DEAT
2 DATE 19 SEP 1980
2 PLAC Jerusalem, Israel
 
Record type Burial.
1 BURI
2 PLAC Har Haminuchot, Jerusalem
 
Record type Yorzit
1 _YART
2 PLAC 0 Tamuz
 
Record tupe Social Security Number
1 SSN xxx-xx-xxxx
 
Record type Occupation
1 OCCU Printer
 
Record type military service
1 _MILT Fort Hancock, NJ - #42 xxx xxx
2 DATE 30 NOV 1946
 
Record type and subtype of NOTE and continuation of  note
1 NOTE first line
2 CONT       
2 CONT
1 NOTE  first line second note
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
 
Record type external file, subtype format of file and name of file
 (5 files are listed here)
1 OBJE
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\jpg\photo.jpg
1 OBJE
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\jpg\photo1951.jpg
1 OBJE
2 FORM PNG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\png\deed.png
1 OBJE
2 FORM RTF
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\rtf\census.rtf
1 OBJE
2 FORM PDF
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\pdf\marrige.pdf
 
Record type FAMILY SPOUCE of,
1 FAMS @F134@
 
Record type FAMILY CHILD of,
1 FAMC @F236@
 
Record type LAST CHANGE of entry
1 CHAN
2 DATE  3 JUL 2017
 
Following is as seen - with a few privacy edits.
 
0 @I680@ INDI
1 NAME Givenname /Familyname/
2 _HEBN שם-פרטי שם-משפחה
1 SEX M
1 BIRT
2 DATE 11 OCT 1920
2 PLAC Brooklyn, NY
1 DEAT
2 DATE 19 SEP 1980
2 PLAC Jerusalem, Israel
1 BURI
2 PLAC Har Haminuchot, Jerusalem
1 _YART
2 PLAC 4 Tamuz
1 SSN xxx-xx-xxxx
1 OCCU Printer
1 _MILT Fort Hancock, NJ - #42 xxx xxx
2 DATE 30 NOV 1946
1 NOTE first line
2 CONT       
2 CONT
1 NOTE  first line second not
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
2 CONT
1 OBJE
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\jpg\photo.jpg
1 OBJE
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\jpg\photo1951.jpg
1 OBJE
2 FORM PNG
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\png\deed.png
1 OBJE
2 FORM RTF
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\rtf\census.rtf
1 OBJE
2 FORM PDF
2 FILE C:\BrotherKeeperData\pdf\marrige.pdf
1 FAMS @F134@
1 FAMC @F236@
1 CHAN
2 DATE  3 JUL 2017
 
The FAMILIES are in the following format:
 
The family ID number, Husband, Wife and Children
The family applied to both spouses and has date and place
of wedding. My father is HUSB here, but also CHIL in
the family of his parents.
 
0 @F134@ FAM
1 HUSB @I680@
1 WIFE @I162@
1 CHIL @I684@
1 CHIL @I685@
1 CHIL @I686@
1 CHIL @I687@
1 MARR
2 DATE 19 JUN 1940
2 PLAC NY
 
 
 
The only required fields in Brother's Keeper are
Name and sex. The person does not need to be linked to a person
already in the database.
 
The NAME can be one name, 2 names or more. I use
BABY for new borns, and Spouceof if I know there was a
wedding but have no information.

Not every company follows all the record types, but
if they have the type, they are the same format. When
I came across a record type not supported, I wrote the
company and asked. They added the field and sent me
a private update EXE file.
 
I doubt most will understand, but I cannot make it
simpler, maybe someone else can.
 
Please contact me offlist at photograve99@... if
you have questions, I will then try to summarize as a FAQ
type post.
 
Dahn Zukrowicz

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