What does one do when your ged com contains over 5000 persons?

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in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Hogue G2G Rookie (250 points)
For a file that large, I would break it down by main lines. For example, my four main surname lines would be Barnett, Carey, Trammell, and Wrenn. Then I would upload each file probably a week apart so I could connect them properly to myself and to check for matches. I don't have that many names, but when I did my gedcome file I skipped a number of large collateral lines. I had connect with several researchers and they had provided lots of information that I entered, but didn't think it was essential to add at the present time to WikiTree.

How do I break down my ged com into main surname lines?

I opted not to use a ged com as there was too much info so I have just been adding the inportant people (direct line) and then adding siblings. I am up a couple of generations now. I like what I am seeing.


PS Thanks for all the ideas folks.
you may have to use a seperate family line tree in ancestry for example. input the line in question and all your information then export that has a gedcom for input into here. it would be best to skip living people under 200 years from death.

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my simple suggest is to start with the closest generations to you. then expained out.
by James Warren G2G Crew (750 points)

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