follow years of hard work.
Family Tree Printing From A GEDCOM File
genealogy software program doesn't allow you to design the type of chart that you'd like
printed, we can use your GEDCOM file as source material and do the chart design for you.
Although not all genealogy software programs allow you to design your own charts
for printing, virtually all genealogy software programs will allow you export your data as
a GEDCOM file. If you're a member of a genealogy social networking
sites like Ancestry.com, Geni, My Heritage or Tribal Pages, and have your
genealogy data stored on one of these services, please also visit our page
about these genealogy social networking
Your first choice should always be to purchase a
genealogy program such as Family Tree Maker and do the design work yourself. You can
easily import your existing GEDCOM file into Family Tree Maker and be ready to do your own
design work. Family Tree Maker
sells for about $80 online at Mackiev.com. If for some reason you don't want to spend the money and time,
simply send us your GEDCOM file and we can do
the chart design for you. Our layout and design charges are $59. Our normal family tree printing charges will be in addition to this design
fee. If additional work or corrections to your data is required,
additional charges will apply. If your chart is already designed and print-ready, this design fee does not
Please keep in mind that a GEDCOM file does not contain any photos. A GEDCOM file isn't a design of your chart either. It is simply a database file meant specifically to be read by genealogy software programs.
If you need assistance in designing your
genealogy chart, simply send or e-mail us your GEDCOM file. After we import your
GEDCOM file into Family Tree Maker and design your chart, we will send you a preview of
what your chart will look like for you to proof prior to printing.
Depending upon the dimensions of your chart, the preview will
be an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. The Adobe Acrobat reader software
is free if you don't already have it. After you give us your
OK, we will then proceed with printing your family tree chart. Here
are some examples of charts which we can design
for you if you're not designing your own chart.
Questions about GEDCOM files
Please call us at 630-653-8400 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions about getting your family tree chart printed from your existing GEDCOM file. International callers can also Skype us if preferred; however, we ask that you email us to set up a convenient time for a Skype to Skype call. We are located in the central time zone of the U.S. (GMT/UTC-6 and -5 in the summer), and can make arrangements for incoming Skype to Skype calls up to around 10:00 PM local time on most nights. We only accept Skype to Skype calls that have been pre-arranged by email. And, if you haven't already done so please watch the video about our services.
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