Formal Database Structure
Family Historian uses the GEDCOM data structure for its records, which is similar to many other genealogy products
Gedcom
What is GEDCOM? GEDCOM is a “standard” format devised by the Church of the Latter Day Saints to support GEnealogical Data COMmunication of family history records
GEDCOM Extension List
The user-defined GEDCOM custom tags used by Family Historian are tabulated below, and subsequent sections give more details with advice on how to export them to other genealogy programs
GEDCOM Source Fields
If you’re creating a source in Family Historian V6 and below, or a Generic Source in Version 7, you have a small number of fields with which to identify the source: Title This uniquely identifies the source within your project, for example: Birth Certificate of James Smith born 15th Aug 1873, Clerkenwell, London; or […]
Getting Started
If you are coming to Family Historian () from another genealogy computer program you may want to start by reviewing Key Features for Newcomers Needs Editing and then the specific advice for migrating from your old program