Data Conversion Service
We have a large range of old family tree programs and a few old computers so that we can retrieve family tree data from pretty well any type of file or media you care to send us. We have an old windows 98 computer and we can still read the old 3.5 inch floppy disks so it is very rare that we come across a data file that we cannot open. Due to our current workload we are unable to offer the data conversion service at the moment. We hope to resume the service in 2017.
Alphabetical List of File Extensions Associated with Family Tree Programs
We are still adding to this list so if you have a file from a family tree program that ends with a different extension we are more than likely to be able to open it.
.001 This could be an exported file from either ‘Softkey Family Tree’ or ‘Family Tree’ v1.5. The Softkey program may have been distributed by GSP. These programs worked on windows 95 and 98. This program will also export gedcom files. There is a series of files that make a single database. These files are named Baptemes, Benedict, Communes, Deces, Dossier, Fiches, Fichess, Marriages, Naiss, Professi, & Sepultur and they all end 001 or 002 etc with one set of numbers being for each file created.
.cgf This is the main data file created by ‘Corel Family Tree’ or ‘Family Tree Creator’ (Mindscape)
.cft Cumberland Family Tree A CFT backup file is simply a copy of the CFT database with the file extension changed from .CFT to .CFTBAK or .CFTBAK01 or some other variation. Therefore the sure way to recover a backup is simply to copy it to the location you want it. Then rename the file (using Windows Explorer) to have an extension of .cft. Once you have renamed the file got to the opening dialog of CFT, click the BROWSE button to locate and open the database.
.cht This is a chart file created with a program called Generations Family Tree
.fbc Family Tree Maker 2005/2006 (or earlier)
.fbk Family Tree Maker 2005/2006 (or earlier) backup file created automatically each time the program is closed.
.fdb This is the main data file created by Legacy Family Tree
.fdb This is one of 5 data files created by Generations Family Tree v4.2 or earlier (produced for Windows 3.1 – 98). Other files required to complete the set of 5 are .ndb, ndx, .pdb, and .rcx
This program was also known as Reunion Family Tree for PC prior to being renamed 'Generations'.
.fdb This is one of 5 data files created by Europress Family Tree (produced for Windows 3.1 – 98). Other files required to complete the set of 5 are . .mft, .ndb, ndx and .pdb (there may also be a .pdx file)
.ftl This is the main data file created by Family Tree Legends
.ftm This is the main data file created by Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 or later
.ftmb This is data backup file created by Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 or later
.ftw This is the main data file created by Family Tree Maker 2006 or earlier
.gct Chart file created by Genbox
.gdb Main file created by Genbox
.ged This is a standard transfer file for transferring data between two different applications.
.ged This is a standard transfer file used by Family Historian as its main database file.
.gft This is the main data file created by GSP Family Tree v1, 2, 3 or 4
.pjc This is the main project file of The Master Genealogist
.rb1 This is a backup file created by Generations Family Tree v1, 2, 3 or 4
.rmg This is the main data file created by Roots Magic
.sqz This is a backup file for the project files of The Master Genealogist
.tps Data files named Books.tps, Events.tps, Individ.tps, Photos.tps & Source.tps were created by Cumberland Family Tree version 2.5. We haven’t done one of these yet (feb 2011)
.uds This is the main data file created with a program called Generations Family Tree v5 onwards.
.zed This is the main data file created by My Heritage (PC Version)
DOSSEXPT.00? This is an exported file from a Windows 95/98 program called ‘Softkey Family Tree possibly sold by GSP in the latter part of the last century. Softkey will also export gedcom files. See notes against extension .001 above.