How to convert PAF file to GEDCOM file

+4 votes
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I can't upload my PAF 5.2 file because WikiTree only uses GEDCOM files. How do I convert it.
in WikiTree Tech by Darrel Dillon G2G Rookie (260 points)
retagged by Maggie N.
Top left of your screen in PAF  is File>drop down menu, select Export then a box will open with 3 sections. In the left section, last on the list is Gedcom, select it and in the box below "Char Set" select ANSEL,  In the right and lower section you can choose what data you wish to include and in the lower section, which profiles you want to send.  

Do just a few for a trial run to see how this all works :D

I have a similar problem

I would like to create a GEDCOM file from my PAF 5.2 one so that I can transfer my family tree to WikiTree etc. I have done this successfully in the last couple of years but for some reason on this occasion I keep getting the following message once I have started the transfer process
"To create a GEDCOM file, you must provide at least the following information
- Your name
- at least two lines of a complete address
Press ok to add this information now or cancel to quit
"
Even when I have complied with the instruction, I still get the same message. Can anyone help me?

2 Answers

+3 votes
There should be an option to export your file as a gedcom.  I haven't used that program for years, but I am sure I imported data from gedcom, so they likely allow exporting as well.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (450k points)
Thank you very much. I 've used PAF 5.2 for years and didn't know it had an export function.
+3 votes

Patricia  explained it very well. If you need to split a PAF gedcom into a smaller size, here are some instructions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GBQQwK0HrYReE2TmEIW4sAAJ_H1UkHeYAoYVsix0G9w/pub?embedded=true

 

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (808k points)

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