Webtrees GEDCOM Resources

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Webtrees GEDCOM Resources can help you in the maintenance of your family tree and in adding information from external sources.

GEDCOM is an internationally agreed standard for family trees, which enables information to be shared from one tree to another.

A GEDCOM file is plain text (usually either UTF-8, ANSEL or ASCII) containing genealogical information about individuals, and metadata linking these records together. ‘.ged’ is a file extension used as a suffix to indicate the file has been formatted using the GEDCOM data specification

The main purpose of GEDCOM is that it allows you to share family tree between different family tree software or between different people provided both parties have used programmes using GEDCOM.

GEDCOM Versions

The latest GEDCOM version is 5.5.1 published in 1919.

GEDCOM Standards

GEDCOM Standards can be downloaded from the bottom of the GEDCOM Standards page.

Gedcom Standards Copyright © 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2019 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This document may be copied for purposes of review or programming of genealogical software, provided this notice is included. All other rights reserved.

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