Special Records are the three record types provided as part of the GEDCOM Specification, which are usually only of significance to members of the LDS church.
The Header Record identifies the program which created the file and links to the Submitter Record to identify the person to whom the file belongs. See Header Record.
The Submitter record is normally used when submitting a GEDCOM file to the LDS Church. In that case, it is used to identify the individuals or organisations that contributed information contained in the file. However, it can be used to identify the author of the information in your project, even if there is no intention of submitting your data to the LDS Church. See Submitter Records.
The Submission record is normally used when submitting a GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. It is a file format that most genealogical programs and online trees recognise. file to the LDS Church. In that case, the submission record is used to send instructions and information to the receiving system. These instructions are specific to the LDS Church. See Submission Record.