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Philip Durbin
August 4, 2008 22:35
timelines from GEDCOM files
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I recently finished a little script that parses GEDCOM files and  
creates timelines of birth and death dates using MIT Simile Timeline:

Writing this script has been a good exercise for me because while I've  
always trusted that I'd be able to parse a GEDCOM file exported from  
the genealogy software I use (GRAMPS), I know for sure it's possible  
now, thanks to Paul Johnson's module.

My script is feature complete for my purposes (I can export all  
descendants or ancestors of an individual or export everyone in the  
GEDCOM file) and my family likes the timelines I've made, but I'm  
wondering if anyone else would be interested in creating timelines  
like this and if I should bother to tidy up my script and make it open  

Thanks for your time and any feedback you may have.  You are welcome  
to reply to me directly if you prefer.


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