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5 posts. Started 8 Mar 2012 by brett. Latest reply 8 Mar 2012 by lkessler. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Brett (brett)
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Posted: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Permalink

Louis
Below is an error from the log file. Are you able to explain what is incorrect, so I can refer the export to the software developer.

Extract from GEDCOM

1 BURI
2 DATE AFT 26 JUN 1826
2 PLAC Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
1 ALIA Letitia Holland
1 NOTE State Records Authority NSW:
2 CONT 24 Oct 1809 - Free Pardon

Log File error

1274: 1 ALIA Letitia Holland
** Missing Link (#1): "ALIA" is missing its link to a record (enclosed in '@') and should not have a data value.

Thanks
Brett

2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Permalink

Brett,

The short answer is to replace:

1 ALIA Letitia Holland

with

1 NAME Letitia /Holland/
2 TYPE aka

The long answer is a blog post your question prompted me to post: The ALIA Tag of GEDCOM

Louis

3. Brett (brett)
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Joined: Mon, 12 Jan 2009
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Posted: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Permalink

Thanks Louis. I will update my data by removing Alias and use Also Known As.

4. Brett (brett)
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Joined: Mon, 12 Jan 2009
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Posted: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Permalink

Well, that did not go that well.

Tried adding Name, no problem, but the software does not give oportunity to put type:

0 @I91@ INDI
1 NAME Ann /Guest/
2 GIVN Ann
2 SURN Guest
1 NAME Letitia Holland

Hmmm. Off to the developer I guess.

5. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Joined: Sun, 9 Mar 2003
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Posted: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 Permalink

Brett:

The way you did it (with a second NAME tag and no TYPE tag) is also an accepted way of entering two alternative names. The TYPE tag with "aka" is preferred but not required.

When more than one NAME tag is given, GEDCOM instructs programs to use the first one as the "preferred" name.

Louis

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