These are the current 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. specifications in The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe to present documents in their original formatting, independent of software, hardware, and operating systems. PDF files can contain text, graphics, links, and buttons, form fields, audio, video, and and HTML, as implemented by ƒh, which focusses on compliance with Standard Release 5.5 (2 Jan 1996) but supports some parts of Standard Release 5.5.1 (15 Nov 2019) such as UTF-8 characters, the FILE tag in When you add a picture, video, sound recording, document file etc into a Family Historian project, a Media record is created to represent that media item within the project; the Media record includes a link to the actual Media file. records, and MAP, LATI & LONG tags in According to GEDCOM, a Place should hold “The jurisdictional name of the place where the event took place…” .
For related specifications see the Tamura Jones FamilySearch GEDCOM Specifications.
The Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) is established to develop and recommend information standards for genealogy and family history purposes. Work continues on the Extended Legacy Format (ELF), which is a document model and file format they hope will be fully compatible with current uses of GEDCOM 5.5.1 but more readily extended.
The following documents can be viewed or downlaoded at
|Document||Format||Source: “where information was found”. This could be anything from an archive in a county records office, a book, or even a relative’s recorded recollection. Citing your Sources helps to show how you reached a particular conclusion about an Individual.|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5||PDF (downloads automatically)||The Family Historian User Group is a group of user with wide-ranging experience, from newcomers to very experienced users, all of whom are very willing to shared their knowledge about the programme. Downloads|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5||HTML||RootsWeb|
|About Gedcom||Family Search|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5||Family Search|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5.1||Family Search|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5||Chronoplex|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5 Errata Sheet (not included with GEDCOM Release 5.5)||Chronoplex|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5.1||Chronoplex|
|GEDCOM Specifications||Tamura Jones|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5||Tamura Jones|
|GEDCOM Release 5.5 Errata Sheet||Tamura Jones|
|GEDCOM Draft 5.5.1||Tamura Jones|
Link: GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5 and 5.5.1