GENEALOGICAL DATA SUBMISSION FORMATS
The best way to let me have data for publication on
this site is by sending it as an attachment to an e-mail.
I can handle most formats, the
best one to choose is the one most appropriate to the data the way you have it now, which will
transfer the most meaning (information) e.g.:
If you are using a genealogical package please
export to GEDCOM and send that. If you have TMG or FTW, I can handle
their native formats.
If the information is simple text, or text laid
out to show meaning (e.g. indentation, italicisation etc.), then Word processing formats
are best - I have the latest versions of MS Word and MS Works, which can handle most common formats
- if all else fails .RTF or plain old .TXT, or text imbedded in an
email will do.
if you have the data in a spreadsheet, send the
spreadsheet. I use the latest versions of MS Excel and MS Works, which can
handle most formats but you can also send me a .CSV if you are unsure and
have another package.
if you have the data in a data base then I can
handle MS Access directly or .CSV representations of most others.
I can also handle most graphic formats.
If you have the data in some other electronic
form send it as it is, but let me know what it is as precisely as possible
and I will try to handle it.
You can Zip files if you want to
keep your connect times down.