Advise on Spitting up a large Gedcom file.

+2 votes

I have been doing genealogy since 1997 and have a huge Family Tree with 5300 people in it.  This tree contains a lot of distant cousins and dna matches.   I also have several relatives that are related from multiple direct descendants. eg - (I am related to one distant cousin on both her Fathers side of the Family and her Mothers side)

Gedcom was generated from

I am looking for advice on how to split this Gedcom file up, not just for compare, but for consistency checking, duplication checking, formatting and data architecture standards going forward for other tools.

Should I do my Grand Parents Surnames???

LeFevre - Justice - DeWitt - Haggard

Or Great Grandparents??

LeFevre - Robbins - Justice - Armstrong - DeWitt - Nichols - Haggard - Rozelle.

The tree is public and is located at

I would also like to know what software tools are recommended to edit and split GEDCOM files.

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks Michelle

(Newbie to Wikitree, Family research since 1997)

in The Tree House by Michelle Le Fevre G2G Rookie (190 points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
We do have a help page to get you started:

There's various software for many operating systems.
by Bree Ogle G2G6 (8.8k points)
+3 votes
Start with a very small gedcom until you learn how to use the gedcompare process otherwise you might find your first upload a bit frustrating since there are several actions that need to be done before you see the effect.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (632k points)

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