while testing the modifications i made to the verification tool I was looking for huge GEDCOM files I could test with. I came across GedFan which can generate big files. Unfortunally the files only contain one linear tree with no events like birth, death or marriage. It also runs only with Windows…
I just wrote a small awk script to enhance the generated GEDCOM and add calculated birth and death dates to each person as well as a marriage event to each family:
I was wondering if there are similar tools around which can generate good (big) GEDCOM files? I know about the ITIS file and so on, but from what I understood its even worse to match a real tree…
My repository has a small sampling of Test Files that includes the Royal92.ged
The Royal92 GEDCOM file (by Denis Reid b.1937, d.1998) Is a good test with real data. Since it was created in 1992, it has quite a few problems. (Not great sourcing though. And the places are typical low quality harmonization that lack GPS coordinates.)
You can pull some other real data from :
The Royal sets are the most current era with the most events.
I have a Karel de Grote GEDCOM with more than 600,000 persons, but it has data of living persons in it, so I can only share it in private. Would that work for you?
How long does it take for you to import it into Gramps?
If you like to share it I’ll give it a try. Maybe send me a link to it via PM?