Jun 122011

If you want more control over what is generated for individuals in your GEDCOM file, use your favorite genealogy program to export only the desired individuals and/or information about them. Or, use any of the widely available programs that change a GEDCOM file by filtering such information.

For instance you could use your genealogy program to create a report listing only living individuals. You could then export the individuals in that report to a GEDCOM file and then run GED-GEN.

Jun 112011

If I choose to exclude living individuals, why are deceased individuals also being excluded?

You have not entered dates in the date of death fields. GED-GEN usually considers an individual deceased if the date of death is not empty. If you do not know when an individual died, specify UNKNOWN before you export your GEDCOM file.

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Jun 112011

Why do the surname and index pages indicate there are fewer individuals and/or families than are actually in my GEDCOM file?

If you choose to exclude living individuals on the Features tab, then living individuals will not appear at all. In this case GED-GEN will only process, and count, deceased individuals. If all individuals in a family are living, the whole family is excluded. An individual is usually considered living if there is no date of death specified.