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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Most of these software packages produce data in a special format, called a Gedcom file.
The Mormons are the ones who developed the de facto database standard for genealogy files, called GEDCOM (Genealogical Data Communications), which are flat ASCII files.