1. frances8644

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    iPF Noob

    Feb 25, 2012
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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
    Many thanks
  2. Gabriel1

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    Mar 11, 2011
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    Hi there Frances and welcome.

    I'm not familiar with the file type but if you know the file name you can scroll (swipe) your home screen all the way to the left and do a search of your iPad, see the attached image.....


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  3. Mickey330

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    Aug 30, 2010
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    First off, welcome to the forum! Good to "see" you and I hope you enjoy your visit(s) here.

    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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