When I import a GEDCOM it doesn’t show the middle names - only Christian and Surname appear in the tree and profile header.
Is this a problem with the GED from MacFamilyTree or is this the same with all GED imports? I have checked the format of the GED file and the middle names are all there but appear as an extra Name entry further down the profile - with the GED tag SECG. Here is an extract from a GED file showing my grandfather’s full name : Charles William Henry Mees :
1 NAME Charles William Henry /Mees/
2 GIVN Charles
2 SURN Mees
2 SECG William Henry
1 SEX M
In Charles Mees profile it shows:
Charles Mees - Supporting Evidence - SECG: William Henry
I have eight Charles Mees in my tree and it would be really useful to show the full name in the tree and at the top of the Profile rather than having to check dates to see if I have the correct Charles Mees.
This appears to be the same when I import the GED file to MyHeritage and I then get loads of hints with middle names from FamilySearch.
However Ancestry imports the full name including middle names and shows it in the tree.
As an experiment I imported my GEDCOM with the default MacFamilyTree settings to Ancestry and middle names are shown in the tree.
I then exported the GEDCOM from Ancestry and imported it as a Test tree to Rootsfinder and I now have a tree with all the middle names. However that workaround will not allow me to import all my Source files from MacFamilyTree.
What is the best format for import to Rootsfinder? I use the default UTF-8 / macOS line feed
MacFamilyTree has 5 different format options for export GEDCOM -
- MAC OS Roman
And 3 different line feed options
I’ve tried exporting Windows format / Windows linefeed and importing that to Rootsfinder but it still doesn’t show the middle names in the tree.