VyTräd allows you to import the Family Tree you have constructed in your main Genealogy software. The directory tree is automatically built from the exported GedCom file so that you can quickly get on with your research using VyTräd.
Select your GedCom file
Click the Get File To Import button to select the GedCom 5.5 data file exported from your family tree software. Currently, this is the only file format supported for import into VyTräd. The selected file is listed.
Select the Root Individual
Once the file is selected, the Choose Root Individual drop-down list is populated with people defined in the import file. Living Individuals may or may not be included in the list of imported people depending on how you exported the GedCom file.
There are a couple of options for filtering the list to a manageable size or for finding a specific person. You can find people born within a specified range of birth years or with a first or last name like the entered text. Click the List People button to load the Choose Root Individual list according to the filters selected. Click the List All button to load the list with all imported individuals. Click the Clear button to clear all of the filter options. Then choose the Root Individual from the list.
Choose Import Settings
You can define the generation number assigned to the Root Individual. The default for this is zero. You can select whether to import All Generations or limit the import to a specified number of Generations.
After choosing the Root Individual, select the location of the directories to be created by clicking the Select Tree Location button. A dialog will allow you to choose the directory where the imported tree will be located.
Clicking the Settings button opens the VyTräd Settings dialog so that you can choose your Import Settings. A message will be displayed showing the number of directories for the import based on currently chosen settings. This does not include the count of directories for children if this option is selected.
Import your Family
Click the Make Directories button to import the Root Individual and create the VyTräd directories for that person’s family tree. A message is displayed when the import is complete. If you want to import another family tree, repeat the steps above before closing the Import form. Click the Done button to return to the main VyTräd form. Imported family trees will be available in the Root Directory shown in the Directory List.
The import process will only create the directory tree for your family. No documents will be placed in the directories. Also note that information placed in VyTräd directories and files cannot be passed back to your family tree software.
You can import your tree multiple ways with different settings to determine the tree configuration that works for you and your computer. Deleting the trial trees is as simple as deleting the root individual directory. But be careful not to delete directories that have documents already placed in them!
If duplicate families exist in your imported family tree, a file called “Duplicate Families.txt” will be made in the Root Individual’s directory. This file lists all duplicate families and the number of times they occur in each generation. This file contains all instances of family duplication in the tree regardless of the chosen import option.