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TOPIC: [SOLVED] GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link

GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 2 weeks 10 hours ago #1

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I have several errors on the form:

FAM F123 has a CSTA">CSTA link to C120. This type of link is not allowed here.

It seems to be related to marking a child as a twin or adopted. How is this best corrected. This family tree is not currently online

BTW I really like the beta release; nicely refactored.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 2 weeks 2 hours ago #2

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The error says that family F123 has a line like this:
1 CSTA @C120@


What type of record is C120 ? (You can probably find it by typing C120 into the header search box).

webtrees is very forgiving, and will generally function well with non-standard and custom tags, structures and records.

> How is this best corrected.

I'd need to know a bit more about C120 before giving a definite answer. What package/software created this GEDCOM file?

This error may very well be harmless. However, if you're keen to have your data in a valid/consistent/portable format (as most genealogists are!), then it would be good to fix this.

> BTW I really like the beta release; nicely refactored.

Thanks!
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #3

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The linked record (C120) appears to be just a text record contains the word 'Twin" in this instance; see the screenshot attached.

The GEDCOM was exported from web trees 1.7.9 most recently but the original file came from Reunion several years ago. I assume CSTA stands for Child Status and I originally marked these records for Twin or Adopted or Stillborn.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #4

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On that page is a link "Edit the raw GEDCOM"

Click the link and post a screenshot of that page.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #5

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Attached screenshot for C120, Edit raw GEDCOM
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #6

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We have had a few discussions on this forum in the past about twins and how it best fits into the GEDCOM standard.

www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/forum/10-h...ins-in-webtrees#2953
www.webtrees.net/index.php/en/forum/23-help-for-ver-1-2-x/19835

CSTA is not a regular GEDCOM Standard tag.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #7

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@mel - sorry, but this isn't helping me. (my fault for not asking the right questions, but I'm busy at work, and can only really post during my coffee breaks...)

I want some info that would be obvious if I could see your site, but which isn't visible in your screenshots.

I want to know if record C120 is a custom record type (e.g. "CSTA" or "TEXT"), or a standard record type (e.g. "NOTE").

Knowing this will decide the best course of action to clean up the data.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #8

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The record type is TEXT that has content: Twin
On reviewing past discussion of Twins I'm happy just to delete these non-standard records or replace them with NOTEs

I'll mark this as solved and move on; thanks for your help
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[SOLVED] GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #9

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Problem solved.
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[SOLVED] GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #10

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> The record type is TEXT that has content: Twin

I'm trying to determine if your GEDCOM file contains

0 @C1209@ TEXT
1 TEXT twin

or

0 @C1209@ CSTA
1 TEXT twin

or something else.

Knowing this, then it would be possible to do a bulk-update to convert these to proper GEDCOM note records.
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #11

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The record type is TEXT that has content: Twin
On reviewing past discussion of Twins I'm happy just to delete these non-standard records or replace them with NOTEs

I'll mark this as solved and move on; thanks for your help

The raw GEDCOM looks like

0 @C120@ CSTA
1 TEXT Twin
0 @C121@ CSTA
1 TEXT Adopted
0 @C125@ CSTA
1 TEXT Foster


and the family:
0 @F6@ FAM
1 HUSB @I9@
1 WIFE @I12@
1 MARR
2 DATE DEC 1936
2 PLAC Manchester South, England
2 SOUR @S15@
3 PAGE Vol 8d Pg 559
1 _UID 5C7016C1841F4EC6BC144559C686C39D746C
1 CHIL @I10@
1 CHIL @I2@
2 CSTA @C120@
1 CHIL @I11@
2 CSTA @C120@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 21 JUN 2012
3 TIME 17:31:41
2 _WT_USER meljturner
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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #12

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Mel,

In the GEDCOM Standard the tag notation for "Adopted" and "Foster" is as follows:

In the attachment you can use:

adopted = indicates adoptive parents.
birth = indicates birth parents.
foster = indicates child was included in a foster or guardian family.
sealing = indicates child was sealed to parents other than birth parents.

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GEDCOM error invalid CSTA Link 1 week 6 days ago #13

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TIP:

To add a pedigree record, like the one highlighted above, use the following steps.

Go to the individual's page, and then the family tab.
Click the link "Link this individual to an existing family as a child ".

Choose the existing family, and a pedigree type.

This new pedigree will overwrite the existing one.

(You can remove a pedigree the same way).
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