Gedcom File Format


The standard file format for Genealogical data is one called the "GEDCOM" format. ( It is a file which has a ".ged"extension ) This is a highly compressed data format which allows a large amount of data to be stored in a small file. Some Genealogy programs may be able to use these files directly, but most of them will convert the Gedcom format to their own format for easier use. Nancy and I use a commercial program which does this and much more very well. If you do not have such a program, you need one to organize your data. If you don't already use one, you can DOWNLOADcopy and it is FREE. It is a slightly smaller version, but may be all you need for your work. You will be able to download and use gedcom files from any source, maybe even this one if plans work out. 


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