Thanks to the crowd funding and testing support of the DNAadoption community I was able to write a new tool. Now it’s ready, it’s free, and it’s online, which means it works for Mac users too. You upload a text file in ahnentafel format and it creates a GEDcom file for you to download (or cut and paste). It was written to convert the DNArboretum output but with some massaging can take any ahnentafel text file, I hope.
Here is the URL (or click the image below) for my Ahnentafel to GEDCOM converter: http://kittymunson.com/dna/Ahnen2GEDcom.php
In my previous blog post about the return of DNArboretum, I suggested that if ten people gave me $5 then I would write this tool. It was funded within 36 hours. Thank you all for the quick response.
I also want to particularly thank Thomas MacEntee of geneabloggers whose book Genealogy Opportunities 2015: How to Make Money in the Genealogy Business got me thinking about how to make a little money from my passion for genetic genealogy. “A living not a killing” is his mantra and personally I only need to supplement my social security income 🙂
It came to me after reading this that what I really love doing is writing tools for genealogy and DNA. So I thought I would try a simple crowd funding approach via my blog. It worked beautifully!
Many of you like my mapping tools. Let me know if there are other tools you want created.
This does not mean that I will stop writing these blog posts or taking genetic genealogy clients or speaking at conferences. I like those things too. Particularly the blogging. Sharing my passion makes me very happy.
So come and hear my talk on Triangulation at Rootstech! Friday at 4:30.
UPDATE 28may 2018: Documentation for this tool is at http://blog.kittycooper.com/2016/10/text-to-gedcom-using-ahnen2ged/