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Old 11-19-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Can I install Family Tree Maker 2008 using PCLinuxOS KDE 2013.07?

I am quite new to linux,having installed it a few weeks ago. I've been researching my family history for more than 20 years and am/was using Family Tree Maker 2008 and have thousands of names in my file. Is there a way to install and/or use this FTM program on my PCLinuxOS? I so don't want to start from scratch on Gramps.

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2008 is rated "Garbage" at

So I'd install Virtualbox and install Windows (xp?) and then install FTM2008 in Windows.
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Alternatively, you can try to import your work into Gramps:
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Switched to Mint 15 Cinnamon but still can't import GEDCOM from FTM into Gramps

I've switched to Mint 15 Cinnamon and found FTM 2009 that I had not yet opened. Was successful in installing it into my old PC which has WinXP and was able to import the Personal Ancestral File I had stored on a CD. Was then able to generate a GEDCOM file and write it onto a CD. I then inserted CD into drive and the file appears on my desktop. Following the instructions at the link provided by TobiSGD, I tried importing the GEDCOM into Gramps but received error: "Gramps has experienced an unexpected error...your data will be kept safe but it is advisable to restart Gramps immediately", which I did to no avail. I also sent a bug report. Any suggestions on where to go from here?


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