Posted By:Teresa Purvis
Subject:Error msgs. for GEDCOM to PAF
Post Date:July 15, 2001 at 23:24:06
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I'm the one trying to get my aunt's family file from my computer in Las Vegas to hers in Idaho. I will be taking floppies with the GEDCOM on them up to her next week and will import the file from them into her computer. So, I wanted the GEDCOM to already be in the PAF format when I took it to her. But - I've got trouble!

I made a GEDCOM of the family file from Family Tree Maker. Next, I downloaded PAF 4.0.? to my computer (because that's what she has). So I have both FTM and PAF now. I then imported the GEDCOM into the PAF program. I got a "GEDCOM Import Log" which says that I have 25 errors and they are listed by line #. How do I find which names are associated with all of these numbers? For example:

Ten of the errors say "Error #_: BARNES Family GED, line 23341: Unknown child-to-father relationship 'Unknown"."

Three errors say "Error #_:....line 26912: Unexpected tag '_MEND' in Family Record.
1 _MEND Divorce"

Several say "....Unexpected tag "_FA1' in Family Record.
1 _FA1
2 DATE 17 JAN 1949
2 SOUR S01609"

Two say "line 18138....PAF cannot store more than one name per individual.
1 Magdalene /Bullard/
2 SOUR s01609

What does all of this mean and how do I correct the errors? I checked my FTM file to see if I had entered two names for Magdalene, for instance, but I hadn't.

Thanks for any assistance.