> I received a gedcom with appx. 300 individuals. I want to add a
> person note to every single individual that says "obtained from ..."
> Is that possible? Or do I have to manually add? That would be a pain
> in the butt.
> Michelle Hansen
There are plenty of ways. The Master Genealogist, for example, will allow you
to do exactly what you want - add a note to every record in a gedcom on
Another method, applicable across genealogy programs, depends on how
conversant you are with text search/replace. You'd need a program which
supports 'regular expression' searching and replacing. I use notepad++,
which is free and has extremely powerful search facilities.
In this case, it would be relatively simple: each individual begins with a
0 @I3215@ INDI
You would do a search for "^(0 .* INDI)$" (without the quotes) and replace it
with "\1\n1 SOUR @S999@" (again sans quotes). It's less scary than it seems;
translated, it means:
Search from the beginning of the line (^) for 0 followed by a space followed
by any number of characters (.*) followed by INDI at the end of the line.
Since all that is surrounded by parentheses (), you can refer to it in the
replace expression. The replace is the stuff we found in the search (\1)
followed by a newline (\n), followed by a source (1 SOUR @S999@). You could
also use a note (1 NOTE Imported from GEDCOM newstuff.ged on 10 Jun 2012). If
you wanted to apply this to every item in the GEDCOM (individuals, families,
sources, repos), you could search for "^(0 .*)$" (ie any line which begins
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