Text2GED Help


Text2GED Installation Instructions


6/15/2020 note: recently Microsoft released a new version of their browser, MS Edge. The new version's changes no longer includes the "Select All" option in the dropdown list whenever the mouse's right button is pressed. There is a work-around, however. For Ancestry.com simply left-click the mouse button anywhere on the page, then press the "Ctrl" key together with the "A" key (Ctrl-A = Select All), then press the "Ctrl" key together with the "C" key (Ctrl-C = Copy), then go to Text2GED and click the "Transport Text to Text2GED" button. For the FamilySearch.org web pageit's a little trickier, but still easy:

1. Scroll all the way down to the bottom footer section of the Person page

2. Left click the mouse button anywhere inside that large white blank space between the footer menu on the left and the Logo on the right. (see illustration below)

3. Press the "Ctrl" key (lower left of the keyboard) and the "A" key at the same time. All of the text on the page should now be highlighted. If only a portion of the screen's text is highlighted, the mouse wasn't clicked while the pointer was positioned in the area of the screen described is steps 1 - 2. Try clicking again with the mouse pointer positioned as per step 2 (see illustration above), and retry pressing Ctrl-A.

4. To copy the highlighted text for transport into Text2GED, you may either press Ctrl-C or click the right mouse button and select Copy from the dropdown list.