Help:GEDCOM/The Master Genealogist

Exporting a GEDCOM in TMG is a two-part process if you want to include only some of the people in your Project. First, you select those to be included using either the Project Explorer or the Focus Group, as specified below for Step 4. Then, use the File > Export menu to open the Export Wizard. Step 1 is just the welcome screen - click Next to get to Step 2:


On this screen choose Gedcom (*.ged), and specify a file name. The file will be stored in the folder specified in Preferences unless you specify a different location on the Put in Folder field.

Click Next to move to Step 3. The default values are generally appropriate, so click Next again to move to Step 4:


Select the second bullet, next to the name of your TMG Project. Then choose one of the three items below:

All People - Only if you want everyone in your Project to be included.
Selected people in the Project Explorer - To use this, before you start the export wizard, open the Project Explorer, and select the people you want to include in the export. You can select them individually by holding the Ctrl key and clicking on them. Or, you can create a Filter that specifies the desired people, and select everyone who is then displayed. To do that, click on the first person, scroll to the bottom of the list, and hold Shift while clicking on the last person.
People in the Focus Group - This is generally the easiest way to specify a group of people. To use this option, before you start the export wizard, open the Focus Group and add everyone you want to include to the Focus Group. The Add Others function makes it easy to add ancestors, descendants, and spouses to those already in the Focus Group. You usually use the Current Group, but you can use a saved Focus Group by selecting it from the drop-down list.

Click Next to advance to Step 5:


Choose your desired options:

Be sure to check ID Numbers. They will be used to match people in a future enhancement to allow updating via GEDCOM.
Checking Name NPFX/NSFX will export the name prefix and suffix.
If the people you selected in Step 2 include living people, check Suppress Details for Living People.

Click Next to advance to Step 6:


Choose which Tag Types you want to include in the GEDCOM. If you do not want all types of tags included, choose Selected, and a list of your Tag Types will appear as shown above. Select those you want to have included.

You can also chose to include only Primary Tags, and only Primary Names.

Click Next to advance to Step 7. Generally the default values work well. Click Next to advance to Step 8, then click Finish to create the GEDCOM file.