Family Tree Maker
Error Message on GEDCOM Import
One of the options to create a New Tree is Importing a GEDCOM file. That GEDCOM file may be from another program or a download from a Ancestry.com Member Family Tree.
See:Plan - New File - Download from Ancestry.com
If, during the importing of a GEDCOM file, errors are encountered, the final screen of the import process will provide a Error Log file.
New in Version 2010:
Clicking on the Error Log button on that screen, information will be provided on the errors. Such as:
File: C:\[user account information]\Family Tree Maker\Family Tree 11-09.ged
Created by: Ancestry.com Family Trees (2009)
Line 12 : error InvalidDate: Unrecognized date for the Residence fact: 2006-present
Line 227: error 4 : Invalid tag: MARR. Line ignored.
Line 11145: error InvalidDate: Unrecognized date for the Education fact: abt 1895-1910?
Line 13282: error InvalidDate: Unrecognized date for the Adoption fact: 1970?
This information may not be of much help. With Version 2010, this information is not placed on the To Do / Task list.