Thanks for your speedy reply, which the Forum posted in reverse order!
Don't know who the Melissa is you mention, but that R3-->GEDCOM program looks like just the thing. Am surprised there isn't a copy of it posted on Ancestry.com and other genealogical sites -- espcially if the question has been asked before!
I also dscovered by downloading the demo of UFT 3 that it converts R3 files directly! One can then export them to GEDCOM for importing into another program.