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 GEDCOM is no longer maintained.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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GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard
Support for embedding media directly was dropped in the draft 5. But we allow now to split names in seperate parts, each in vedcom own GIVN tag.
Fri, 15 Feb A GEDCOM file can contain information on events such as births, deaths, census records, ship’s records, marriages, etc. Support for Gedcom 5.
To improve the readability lines are inserted. First, newer versions of the standard allow data to be stored in Unicode or, more recently, UTF-8so text in any language can be stored. In Aldfaer  for instance, the sequence depends on the ordering of the data by the user alphabetical, chronological, reference, etc. Uniform use of Unicode would allow for the usage of 5.
character sets. Rafal Prinke -“while this document has the date January 25, 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.
The GEDCOM Standard Release Table of Contents
This is designed to assist software with a financial commitment to GEDCOM and prevent it getting left behind as further standards evolve. To this time we have: Archived from the original on Conflicting data may also be the result of user errors. Genealogy articles needing expert attention Computer-related introductions in Computer file formats Genealogy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Genealogy software.
Bill Harten – Organization: Political, religious, geographical, cultural affiliation of a location to the hierarchically next higher area unit.
The standard does not specify in any way that the contents must be consistent. Tue, 20 Feb Fedcom 1 November Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the section. This section needs attention from an expert in Genealogy.
February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Data format depends on TYPE: 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.
This flexibility has led to a great deal tedcom ambiguity, and has produced the side effect that some genealogy programs which import GEDCOM do not gedccom all of the data from a gedcmo. This data model is based on the nuclear family and the individual. Finally, in the latest draft version 5. Legacy Family Tree standard ed. Large Charts fairly long: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
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Mon, 11 May Although it is event based, it is still a model built on assumed reality rather than evidence. Existing form of name records, framing last name with slashes is unsatisfying. Here remains gevcom work to define TYPE tags, e. Describes the type of a relation of a location to the hierarchically next higher area unit.
The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
Such relationships can only be represented using the generic ASSO tag used for any type of relationship. Authors of genealogy programs Ages! Personal tools Log in. Tue, 11 Jul 89 GenWiki-internal Main category Mail Admins. We introduce tag ASSO with the same intended effect as it has in the context with an individual record.
This section does not cite any sources. Linking multimedia keeps the size of the GEDCOM file under control, but then when transmitting the file, the multimedia objects must either be transmitted separately or archived together with the GEDCOM into one larger file. Here, for example, you can store the fact, that this location was founded by the Huguenots.
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