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Modify genealogy properties

This window allows you to modify the description, the main language and the author of any genealogy file in Gedcom format.

The description and the main language properties are saved in the header of the Gedcom file. The author information is stored in a Submitter entity. They are therefore specific to each genealogy.

Note that other information of the Gedcom file header can be updated using some other items choices of the File menu (Modify place jurisdictions, Convert Gedcom format).

The header might also include technical information which are not possible to modify via Ancestris, such as the software name and the last modification time stamp.

Properties than can be modified

  • Description of the genealogy
  • Main language used in the genealogy
  • Author of the genealogy

What follows is thea detaildescription of the panels proposed by the windowused to modify these properties.



This panel is used to provide and modify the description of the genealogy file.

The drop-down list indicates the language used to write notes, source texts, etc.

    • This is purely indicative information for the person who would have to reuse your Gedcom file.
    • It is used by Ancestris to define the default place jurisdictions format (see the Modify place jurisdictions page).
    • There is no further translation related to this parameter.

Also shown in the screen above are the name of the genealogy file, the last modification date and the software that was last used to edit the genealogy file.




This panel displays the submitter found in the Gedcom file that is referenced in the header section of the Gedcom file.

You can update these contact details.

Button Propriétés_auteur_use.png copies the author information already memorized before. If such information has not been saved before using the button below, pressing this button will just empty all displayed fields.

Button Propriétés_auteur_save.png stores the displayed author information in case you want to reuse it in other Gedcom files.


Confirm your changes

The OK button becomes enabled as soon as you make some modifications in the information.

Press OK to confirm your changes.

Your Gedcom file will be modified.