Email: Mail: [email protected] Family History Department GEDCOM Coordinator%3T Telephone: 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City. The GEDCOM specification was made purposefully flexible to support many ways of encoding data, particularly in. This chapter describes the specific tag, value, and pointer combinations used for exchanging lineage-linked genealogical information in the GEDCOM format.

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Allen” Brigham Young University – Date: An indicator to link different record descriptions of a person who may be the same person. A unique permanent record file number of an individual record stored in Ancestral File. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the section. Conflicting data may also be the result of user errors. Fri, 1 May Identifiers for the resource.

Mon, 11 May The standard does not specify in any way that the contents must be consistent.

The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5

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In the GEDCOM lineage-linked data model, all data is structured to reflect the believed reality, that is, actual or hypothesized nuclear families and individuals. Archived from the original on Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

GEDCOM files sspecification also contain attributes such as physical description, occupation, and total number of children; unlike events, attributes generally cannot be associated with a specific time or place.

Printing trees with PAF? Retrieved from ” https: The GEDCOM X File Format defines a mechanism to bundle all of these resources into a single file and defines a mechanism whereby each resource within the bundle may refer to other resources within the same file. This duplication makes it difficult for the user to maintain the information related to sources.

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A GEDCOM X file is a bundle of digital genealogical resources, such as data that has been gathered through the genealogical research process about persons, relationships, sources, images, etc.


For example, if an individual’s birth date was recorded as 10 January on the specificztion certificate, but 11 January on the death certificate, two BIRT records for that individual would be included, the first with the 10 January date and giving the birth certificate as the source, and the second with the 11 January date and giving the death certificate as the source.

Some genealogy speicfication, such as Gramps and The Master Genealogisthave elaborate database structures for sources that are used, among other things, to represent multi-person events. Household list finder — Register: Rafal Prinke -“while this document has the date January 25, Tue, 11 Jul 89 Although it is theoretically possible to write a GEDCOM file by hand, the format was designed to be used with software and thus is not especially human-friendly.

Support for Gedcom 5. Finding birth dates — Register: Most can be edited easily through the software edit gecdom GUI. Archived at the Wayback Machine.

First, newer versions of the standard allow data to be stored in Unicode or, more recently, UTF-8so text in any language can be stored. specificatioon

Such relationships can only be represented using the generic ASSO tag used for any type of relationship.