Oh Golly! I didn't realize I had a PM! So sorry to keep you waiting. As I exported with vcard/vcf, I found everything came over *very* easily. But, I imported into Gmail contacts. And for me, that's where the difference was. Google is very smart and consequently read all my contact field names before putting the data in. So for the contacts *with* birthdays and the like, the birthday data was in place. But for the name-address-phone number-email folk, they didn't even have a birthday data field. But at this point, you're probably all done! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!