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Genealogy Computer File formats (GEDCOM)

Postby ebelthite » Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:40 pm

GEDCOM stands for GEnealogical Data COMmunications, and is a standard for providing genealogical data exchange between programs, there are many different GEDCOM formats however Family and Event are the two most popular and frequently used formats. Event GEDCOM provides a complete transfer of event-orientated genealogical data and is designed to be compatible with lineage-linked systems, while providing extensive support for event-orientated systems. Family GEDCOM is a family-focussed, lineage-linked format. It uses cross-referenced pointers to connect each family to its children although it doesn't provide for as much data as Event GEDCOM. GEDCOM files usually have the extension ".ged" after their name.
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