Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 03, 2016, 12:49:10 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code  (Read 5297 times)

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« on: August 14, 2008, 05:01:03 PM »
I think it would be cool to have a gedcom to wiki family tree template converter.   It would seem simple enough to do but ah, I'm not a coder.

I have actually had someone start this in Rent-a-Coder but he bailed out. His code kind of works but the results are a bit jumbled up and not perfect.  The results are attached.

Here is the original request I posted at rentacoder.com:

"I would like a developer to program a Web application that coverts gedcom genealogy files to Wikimedia family tree template code.

    * The wiki family tree template instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia..../Template:Familytree.
    * An example of a wiki family tree diagram is here:http://en.wikipedia....d_and_George_Weasley.
    * The gedcom genealogy file format is described here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedcom - it was developed by the Mormons but is the "Lingua Franca" file format accepted by the Genealogy Community."

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 11:23:24 AM »
Awesome responses.  I'll put them on my site.  However, how do I use the markup results?  I'm new to PHP.

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 11:41:22 AM »
Never mind, I figured it.  I needed PHP installed and running and it wasn't on my home test machine.  I will install and come back with the URL.

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 12:16:14 PM »
OK, here is a Linux based installation: Gedcom2Wiki converter installation.  However with a very easy standard 3 or 4 generation file 9 KB like this one: Simple GED File, it gives screwy results.   :(  Here are the problems I see:

  • The names of all the ancestors are bracketed by three.{{{}}}
  • The related lines go off the page.
  • The names of the ancestors are abbreviated.
  • I don't think the right relatedness is shown.

I tested the results markup in the Wikimedia Sandbox.

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 12:19:21 PM »
See the attached photo illustrating the previous post.

socrtwo

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 13
  • The thing that hath been it is that which shall be
    • View Profile
    • S2 Services Data Recovery FreewareList
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA:Converter- Gedcom to Wikimedia's Family Tree Format Code
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 01:43:32 PM »
Duh!! I didn't read my first post, it was I who contracted for the PHP converter, it wasn't posted by donation coders.  At any rate, is there someone who can fix the code?