when loading gedcom data, no marriage info is loaded.

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I have had to go back to all of my profiles and add the marriage information. Also, if the person has a middle name, it is loaded as a secondary first name, not a middle name. What am I  doing wrong? I am doing ged checks, compares, etc. Is there something I can do to make it not so manual?
in WikiTree Tech by Kim Waddle G2G Crew (780 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Apparently the gedcom format isn't nearly as standardized as we users want to believe. Sadly, translation from one platform to another often doesn't go smoothly. Translation issues may explain why your marriage information got lost.

I've observed that many gedcom imports treat the middle name as part of the first name, as yours did.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
I can understand the not so standardized, but what I don't get is there are some platforms that are used by so many! Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, etc. I would think the common elements (or like downloading from Ancestry) would at least be accounted for. You can't account for all but you can make it work for the major players. I am using FTM and creating my gedcoms from there. I can see why many might have started and given up :( just not worth it to them. I will persevere, but it does take some of the fun and excitement out of it.
I'm no expert on this, but I think the source of many problems might be the platform that created the gedcom -- the missing data might not be included in the export file.

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