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Importing Gedcom with UK date format
Paul Baxter
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I have a GEDCOM from a program where I have used dd/mm/yyyy format.  How do I set up your software to recognise this format and not import it incorrectly assuming mm/dd/yyyy?

I have a voucher to acquire the paid for version that has 2 days left so I need an answer pretty quickly as obviously I can't buy it unless I am certain I can change the import date settings (as with othercommercial genealogy software).

 

Paul Baxter
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RE: Importing Gedcom with UK date format
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In  program go to tools,then options, select dates from left hand menu and then set date as %mm%yyyy%
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RE: Importing Gedcom with UK date format [2]
Paul Baxter
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Member wrote:
In  program go to tools,then options, select dates from left hand menu and then set date as �%mm%yyyy%
Thanks, but unfortunately it doesn't work when importing GEDCOM files. I have been told that MyHeritage only supports US date format on imports somewhat surprisingly.
Paul Baxter
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RE: Importing Gedcom with UK date format [3]
Jeanette Marie Kirby
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I use the 99XXX9999 date format where the first 2 digits are the day, the next three characters are the month (1st 3 letters of the month) and the final 4 digits are the year.  In my opinion and those of many genealogists, this format is the best one to use for reporting dates as there is no confusion regarding the month or day as the month is spelled out - in the UK date format and the standare US format confusion can arise when one is not sure which format has been used.
Jeanette Marie Kirby
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