GEDCOM Standard + Two Errata Sheet (10 January ; 22 years ago ( )). Type of format, Genealogy data exchange. Standard · De facto. Website, GEDCOM (/ˈdʒɛdkɒm/ JED-kom) (an acronym standing for Genealogical Data. A tag tree of the the GEDCOM grammar is also available. Go to the GEDCOM tag usage version of the tree to see actual (mis)use of GEDCOM tags by. The following GEDCOM specifications are provided as a reference. GEDCOM is no longer maintained. Current resources are GEDCOM Download.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A GEDCOM file can contain information on events such as births, deaths, census records, ship’s records, marriages, etc.

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GIVN tags are an ordered! In many cases the sequence of events can be derived from the associated dates.

Authors of genealogy programs Ages! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Personal tools Log in. Tue, 20 Feb In Aldfaer [49] for instance, the sequence depends on the ordering of the data by the user alphabetical, chronological, reference, etc. Although it is theoretically possible to write a GEDCOM file by hand, the format was designed to be used with software and thus is not especially human-friendly.


Bill Harten – Organization: Retrieved February 4, Some genealogy programs, such as Gramps and The Master Genealogisthave elaborate database structures for sources that are used, among other things, to represent multi-person events. But we allow now to split names in seperate parts, each in an own GIVN tag.

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Large Charts fairly long: To this time we have: Conflicting data may also be the result of user errors. This should and will not be performed at real Gedcom-output. The GEDCOM specification was made purposefully flexible to support many ways of encoding data, particularly in the area of sources. Fri, 15 Feb Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

But dates are not always gevcom, in particular when dealing with data from centuries ago. To distinguish between events “marriage ceremony in a registry office” and “marriage ceremony in a church” we extend the existing GEDCOM 5. The following record types are parsed: This flexibility has led to a great deal of ambiguity, and has produced the side effect that some genealogy programs which import GEDCOM do not import all of the data from a file.

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It includes data formats that facilitate basing family trees on sources and records both physical artifacts and digital artifactssupport for sharing and linking data online, and an API. Wed, 24 Jan GenWiki-internal Main category Mail Admins.


In the GEDCOM lineage-linked data model, all data is structured to reflect the believed reality, that is, actual or hypothesized nuclear families and individuals.

This duplication makes it difficult for the user to maintain the information related to sources.

This can be the affiliation of communities geddcom a conglomerat or the affiliation of the catholic community to a diocese. The Family History Information Standards Organisation was established in with the aim of developing international standards for family history and genealogical information.

Although it is event based, it is still a model built on assumed reality rather than evidence. To this time we have:. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with permanently dead external links All articles lacking reliable references Articles ggedcom reliable references from August Articles needing expert attention with no reason or talk parameter Articles needing expert attention from February All articles needing expert attention Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February gedom Fri, 1 May