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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 GEDCOM is no longer maintained.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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Archived from the original on The only way to reveal such inconsistencies is by rigorous validation of the content data. 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. Wed, 24 Jan This is designed to assist software with a financial commitment to GEDCOM and prevent it getting left behind as further standards evolve.

Lost of information about the remaining name structure is evident. GEDCOM files can also contain attributes such as physical description, occupation, and total number of children; unlike events, attributes generally cannot be associated with a specific time or place.

This draft has not been formally approved, but its provisions have been adopted in some part by a number of genealogy programs [15] [16] [17] and is used by FamilySearch.

The following record types are parsed: The Family History Information Standards Organisation was established in with the aim of developing international standards for family history and genealogical information. Archived at the Wayback Machine.


Large Charts fairly long: If a familiy was located only in Hesse state of Germany where Frankfurt am Main is located the official add-on “am Main” at river Main is usually missed. Name of a location in common linguistic usage, e. Tue, 11 Jul 89 In gedckm GEDCOM lineage-linked data model, all data is structured to reflect the believed reality, that is, actual or hypothesized nuclear families and individuals.

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Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. In other languages Deutsch. Existing form of name records, framing last name with slashes is unsatisfying. By using this site, you agree to the Gedco of Use and Privacy Policy. Add-on to describe the location exactly, e.

This should and will not be performed at real Gedcom-output. .55 introduce tag ASSO with the same intended effect as it has in the context with an individual record.

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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. Retrieved 25 April GenWiki-internal Main category Mail Admins. 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 lacking 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 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.


Retrieved from ” http: This contrasts with evidence-based models, where data is structured to reflect the supporting evidence. Political, religious, geographical, cultural affiliation of a location to the hierarchically next higher area unit.

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But we allow now to split names in seperate parts, each in an own GIVN tag. This section does not cite any sources. However not all elements within these records are processed.

John Nairn – Date: Legacy Family Tree standard ed. 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: The GEDCOM specification was made purposefully flexible to support many ways of encoding data, particularly in the area of sources. Here remains some work to define TYPE tags, e. For example, if an individual’s birth date was recorded as 10 January on the birth certificate, but 11 Gedocm 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 hedcom.