Does a free, blank GEDCOM tree exist and where may I get one if so?

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in WikiTree Tech by Roberta Burnett G2G4 (4.5k points)

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Hi Roberta, A GEDCOM file is a way that genealogy computer programs communicate with each other.  One program takes your data and compiles it in a way that it can be exported as a GEDCOM file and then imported into another genealogy program.  It is quite complicated, and is not user friendly.  No one would ever want to write their genealogy data in GEDCOM format.

If you want to keep your info on your own computer, you should get a stand-alone genealogy program. If you want to keep your info on the Internet, you can use WikiTree. There are also lots of other online sites, both free and pay.
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (331k points)
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THANKS SO MUCH for the clarification that Gedcom is a (difficult) conduit between programs. I might still need one, alas.

WHY: I know that a wide variety of forms (from fan to somethings more direct) exist. I'd like one, I think.

HERE'S WHY on that: I don't know how, for instance, to "copy" (right word?) my wikitree tree and transform it to ftdna.com's tree on which there's a major mistake early in the earliest tree-making that I don't know how to delete/edit out. I imagine that transforming it with my Wikitree might be easier than finding anything out from ftdna about eliminating errors on ftdna. Their FAQs seem all to be about the science.   --SOS, Roberta

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