__/ [ Daniel ] on Friday 10 March 2006 08:19 \__
> Nick Andrew wrote:
>> Daniel <dxmm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> I guess the main reason I'm hanging on to Win98 is my Family Tree
>>> program (Family Tree for Windows) which, as far as I can tell, uses its
>>> own file format to save the data, and I don't feel like re-entering the
>>> data for over 3000 people.
>> So you'll keep windows because ... the application uses a proprietary
>> file format for its data? Sounds like lock-in to me.
>> Check out:
>> "Major features Linux, X-Windows GUI based family tree data
>> display/manipulation Reads and writes standard GEDCOM 5.5
>> format files."
>> Screenshots look pretty good. But the important point I see is that
>> this tool reads and writes a standard file format.
>> "GRAMPS is a genealogy program for Linux and other UNIX-like
>> Again, pretty good looking screenshots. Web resources look pretty
>> I suggest it is worthwhile finding out what format your Family Tree
>> for Windows program writes, and import it into gramps or ftree.
> I think I remember it can export as GED so I might give these progs a go.
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I was going to suggest the use of GEDCOM as well. It very widely-supported.
Like you, I used to have plenty of genealogical information, which had been
assembled (not by myself) under a Windows program. Given a GEDCOM file
(exported), you should be able to import, as well as output data using tools
such as ged2html (among others).