No backups? Ooooooh. I don't know that scanning gedcom data will do much good. Things have to be put in with the correct tags, etc. Unfortunately, if that is the only thing you have to go on, it looks like you're going to have to start from scratch. If it were possible for UFT to import excel information, you might be able to scan the gedcom and create an excel sheet. But you can only export from UFT to excel and not the other way around. Perhaps someone has a better idea. Unless you have a backup on disk or something, I think the problem looks mighty serious. Sorry!