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I as a newby to iPad please can you help me to find a gedcom I downloaded from ancestry to my iPad. I downloaded it from a email from ancestry. Also do I have to have something in place to read a gedcom. At 67its all a bit new to me
02-25-2012 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by frances8644
I believe that gedcom is a file that yes, you do have to have a specific app loaded to read. However, I don't do genealogy, so I can't tell you which app is good.
However, you said you downloaded this gedcom from ancestry. Well, if it's ancestry.com, they have their own app in the App Store here: App Store - Ancestry . And it's free!
So, may I suggest you take a look at the app and see if it can read that file you got. You'll have to go back to your e-mail, press and hold the file until you see an "Open In..." popup. Then, hopefully, the Ancestry app will show as one that can open that file.
Or, if that didn't work, maybe you can go through the app to get another gedcom for your particular research project.
That's about all for me - again, not a genealogist at all. But, I hope some of this helps. Do let us know how you get on.
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