GEDCOM-What is it?


GEDCOM is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogical systems. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMunication. A GEDCOM file is plain text. Containing records for each individual in the family tree, and data linking these records together.

GEDCOM was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an aid in their extensive genealogical research.
Most (if not all) genealogy software supports importing from and/or exporting to GEDCOM format. Additionally, many tools exist to convert GEDCOM files toHTML pages.

GEDCOMs are created through any, personal ancestral file, from the tool bar options – click on File – from the drop down menu, click on Export and instructions will walk you through the GEDCOM process.