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 GEDCOM is no longer maintained.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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Data format depends on TYPE: Embedding multimedia directly in the GEDCOM file makes transmission of data easier, in that all of the information including the multimedia data is in one file, but the resulting file can be enormous.

To this time we have: Legacy Family Tree standard ed. Archived from the original PDF on If a familiy was located only in Hesse state of Germany where Frankfurt gedxom Main is located the official add-on “am Main” at river Main is usually missed. Views Page Discussion View source History. Rafal Prinke -“while this document has the date January 25, In many cases the sequence of events can be derived from the associated dates.

Conflicting data may also be the result of user errors. Archived at the Wayback Machine. First, newer versions of the standard allow hedcom to be stored in Unicode or, more recently, UTF-8so text in any language can be stored. Fri, 15 Feb Lost of information about the remaining name structure is gexcom.


Printing trees with PAF? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But dates are not always known, in particular when dealing with data from centuries ago. The following record types are parsed: While GEDCOM X and several other specifications have vedcom suggested as replacements, the current version remains the industry standard 20 years on.

GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard

Although it is event based, it is still a model built on assumed reality rather than evidence. Views Read Edit View history. An example is the storage of East Asian names in their original Chinese, 55.5 and Korean CJK characters, without which they could be ambiguous and of little use for genealogical or historical research.

In Aldfaer [49] for instance, the sequence depends on the ordering of the data by the user alphabetical, chronological, reference, etc.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The GEDCOM specification was made purposefully gedcpm to support many ways of encoding data, particularly in the area of sources. For example, if an individual’s birth date was recorded as 10 January on the birth certificate, but 11 January on the death certificate, two BIRT records for that individual would be included, the first with the 10 January date and giving the birth certificate as the source, and the second with the 11 January date and giving the death certificate as the source.

Large Charts fairly long: 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.


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Such relationships can only be represented using the generic ASSO tag used for any type of relationship. T Jenkins – open letter to GEDCOM-L – “The goal was to try and provide a standard to allow developers to provide tedcom vehicle for their users to share genealogical conclusions and supporting evidence with others.

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This should and will not be performed at real Gedcom-output. Tue, 20 Feb Familypedia FamilySearch Rodovid Werelate. GenWiki-internal Main category Mail Admins.

GEDCOM does not explicitly support data representation of many types of close interpersonal relationshipssuch as same-sex marriagesdomestic partnershipscohabitationpolyamorypolygamy or incest. This duplication makes it difficult for the user to maintain the information related to sources.

GEDCOM – Wikipedia

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. Retrieved 25 April Fri, 1 May John Nairn – Date: This can be the affiliation of communities to a conglomerat or the affiliation of the catholic community to a diocese. Political, religious, geographical, cultural affiliation of a location to the hierarchically next higher area unit.