Some programs will permit a direct upload of the native FTM 16 file, and others require a GEDCOM file to upload. If possible, I will do it both ways just to see the differences.
I uploaded the native FTM 16 file (35,984 kb in file size, which includes the media items) into Family Tree Maker 2009. FTM 2009 can upload native files from Family Tree Maker (version 5 or later), Legacy, The Master Genealogist, Personal Ancestral File and GEDCOM files.
The FTM 2009 statistics screen showed:
* 38,420 individuals
* 15,121 families
* 55,013 records
* 1,472 sources
* 11 media items
The file took 24 minutes and 40 seconds to upload according to the FTM 2009 screen below:
I will do a similar exercise for the GEDCOM file to FTM 2009 and then do the same exercises for Legacy 7 and RootsMagic 4 too.