in reply to Re: Going from PDF to GEDCOM
in thread Going from PDF to GEDCOM
Thanks! The getting-into-PDF process was actually automated by Family Tree Maker software, into which the GEDCOM file will be imported (once I find and reinstall it - STILL unpacking from moving in July!).
Yes, I think I can start by separating individuals by looking for lines that begin with a number, a period, and a space. Well, most. Spouses may need to be identified using the common words method.
Gave a little more thought to it late last night, and most people in this file are listed twice - as the children of their parents (short listing) and the more detailed individual listings. So I also need to match those up, and account for possible same names. I think I can do that by getting the basic info (name, DOB, DOD) from the short listing, then for the individual listings merging any records for whom those 3 details match, and treating anyone else as a new individual.