GEDCOM


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GEDCOM

(GEnealogy Data COMmunications) A file format for genealogy data. Developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, GEDCOM is a tag-based text format that all genealogy programs export for data exchange. There are also many proprietary tags in use. GEDCOM files are stored as ANSEL characters, which support the diacritical marks of foreign languages. See ANSEL character set.
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Our GEDCOM was developed by some of the most talented programmers in the business -- our display capabilities set a new standard.
Upload a GEDCOM file generated by ANY of the major software applications WITHOUT first having to convert the file to HTML; -- Revise or delete your GEDCOMs as well as change the display or download options at any time; -- Link the GEDCOM to a home page; -- Screen or remove information about living individuals from the GEDCOM; -- Attach Post-Em Notes both from the GEDCOM originator and from other RootsWeb users to the record of a particular individual, similar to the Post-Em Notes in Rootsweb's Social Security Death Index; -- Link a GEDCOM to other GEDCOMs using Post-Ems; -- Download subsets (portions) of the original GEDCOM, starting with a specific person and choosing either ancestors or descendants; and -- Display GEDCOMs in the most highly flexible ways available on the Web.
Direct import of GEDCOM files ensures compatibility with virtually any genealogy application on the market.
Individuals can upload their family tree to the Ancestry World Tree as a GEDCOM, the standard file format for family history software.
No need to copy and re-enter vital information, or even to export and import special GEDCOM file formats.