how do you enter godfather/godmother for a person and what GEDCOM code do you use?

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I have a file containing some 60,000+ lines of all the male descendants of Jean Riou and Catherine Leblond married 10-Jan-1678 at Ste-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada; I have written Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro to parse this data and create a GEDCOM using the 5.5.1 document from; I want to transfer all the data into GEDCOM; I am creating IDs for individuals and marriages so I can link individuals to their parent's marriage up and down; I have many questions about how to properly create the GEDCOM so it can be imported into,, and WiKiTree
in The Tree House by Tom Rioux G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Hi Tom!  Thank you for joining our one world family WikiTree.  Welcome!

I don't think there is a GedCom coding region for godfather or godmother.  You could add them to a baptism record or list them as ASSO-ciates.  You should also look at the process for adding a GedCom to WikiTree:

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (588k points)

would this be the correct syntax for a godfather/godmother;
François Scarabin is the godfather to Françoise Roc'hiou
Françoise Roc'hiou is the godmother to Françoise Roc'hiou

0 @I23-165102011Roc'F--RJ(-GM--@ INDI
  1 NAME Françoise /Roc'hiou/
  1 SEX  unknown
  1 FAMC @M9-1650----1RocJ(-1GuéM--1@
  1 BIRT
    2 DATE before 01 Feb 1651
    2 PLAC Ploujean, Finistère, Bretagne, France
  1 BAPM
    2 DATE 01 Feb 1651
    2 PLAC Notre Dame Catholic Church, Ploujean, Finistère, Bretagne, France
  1 ASSO @I24-165102011RocF--GFScaF--@
    2 RELA Godfather
  1 ASSO @I25-165102011RocF--GMRocF--@
    2 RELA Godmother
  1 DEAT
    2 DATE unknown
0 @I24-165102011RocF--GFScaF--@ INDI
  1 NAME François /Scarabin/
  1 SEX  M
0 @I25-165102011RocF--GMRocF--@ INDI
  1 NAME Françoise /Roc'hiou/
  1 SEX  F

Sorry, Tom.  I don't know how to code a GedCom.  I would have to do it the other way around.  I would add the godparents in a GedCom program as Associates and then export the GedCom from the program.  I use an iMac program called GeditCom II for this purpose.  

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