Utility ~ GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5 and Draft Release 5.5.1
These are the current GEDCOM specifications in PDF and HTML formats, as implemented within fh, which primarily focusses on compliance with Standard Release 5.5 but also supports some elements of Draft Release 5.5.1 such as UTF-8 characters, the FILE tag in Media records, and MAP, LATI & LONG tags in Place records.
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.
Click on any of the links below to open the GEDCOM document.
GEDCOM Release 5.5 PDF from FHUG Downloads
GEDCOM Release 5.5 PDF & GEDCOM Draft Release 5.5.1 PDF from Family Search
GEDCOM Release 5.5 HTML from RootsWeb
GEDCOM Documentation from Chronoplex incuding:
- GEDCOM Release 5.5 Errata Sheet PDF 10 Jan 1996 (not included with GEDCOM Release 5.5)
GEDCOM Specifications from Tamura Jones including: