Re: Circular GEDCOM files

Phil Warn <philwarn@...>

Hello Mike,


As some one as a self taught programmer (Marconi Co ltd, Great Baddow) day after August BH, 1966 (first at end of month) that is so useful in the way of pointers. Lateral thinking and logical thinking as a poor maths graduate and 55 years in computers, is so very useful a background to be a family historian!

Now all I have to sort out is to learn not to engage my mouth before my brain!


Ver many thanks, Mike



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From: Mike Tate
Sent: 03 January 2022 11:06
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Circular GEDCOM files


Hello Phil,

In addition to the built-in FH Help pages, you will find much additional advice in the FHUG Knowledge Base wiki and the associated FHUG Forums:

They include advice about importing GEDCOM from Ancestry and writing Queries.



From: <> On Behalf Of Phil Warn
Sent: 03 January 2022 11:01
Subject: [family-historian] Circular GEDCOM files


Hello fellow FHers,

For the very first time I got FH to respond to me.

I think this might be as I fear I had a circular link within my gedcom file.

FH just "knocked off" without any error message.

I use Ancestry (.com, .ca and to hold my tree with over 151,000 souls therein and I really wanted to teach my self the "macro langauage" aka query language to be able to do searches such as  "find the man who married 5 times and whose mother and ALL 5 wives were all called Elizabeth"!

Now that the tree is acceptable to FH, I can start on doing such esoteric searches.

Thanks for reading

Best wishes,

Phil Warn

West Moors, east Dorset


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