When I upload my Gedcom, then have I skip people, who has their surname, but I do not know their name too?

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Can I import people from Gedcom, what have their Surname, and Birth date, for example, but I do not know their first name?

 I know I am not excellent in English. I apologize.
in Genealogy Help by Dusan Bajus G2G Crew (490 points)
edited by Dusan Bajus

2 Answers

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Best answer

Hi Dusan,

Since we've exchange some e-mail, I know you're asking about this question from the GEDCOM FAQ: "What should you do if some people in your file don't have names?"

The general answer is there at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/GEDCOM_FAQ#Unknowns but to answer your specific question: No, you don't need to skip people if you have a surname and birth date but no first name. If you had no birth date, then yes, you'd want to skip them. As long as they're some information in your GEDCOM it might be worth importing them. If it's nothing but a surname they should be skipped.

Thanks for wanting to do this right.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Keith Baker
+1 vote
The question is a little puzzling to me. Is there another way to ask the question to help me clarify what you want?

Thank you.

Best regards,

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

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