GEDCOM

Occasionally in the Online Help, and in the manual Getting the Most From Family Historian, you will find references to GEDCOM. This is the name of the world-wide standard for sharing genealogical data. When you send or receive genealogical data from other people, electronically, the most widely used way of doing this is to transfer the data in the form of a GEDCOM file - that is, a file in the GEDCOM format. Family Historian was designed from the ground up, to be 100% GEDCOM-compatible, and 100% GEDCOM-complete. You do not have to convert Family Historian files to the GEDCOM format. They already are in the GEDCOM format.

GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It was originally developed by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (LDS Church). However, it is now used globally by genealogists everywhere.

Tag, record and other GEDCOM definitions mentioned in the online help are copyright © 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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