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.ged File Extension

Developer: Game Editor/The LDS Church
File type: GEDCOM Genealogy Data File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ged. Files with the file extension .ged can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ged files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ged file?

The .ged file extension is used by many genealogical applications, and it is popularly known as a genealogical data File. Details about the user’s family history and information about his or her genealogy can be saved in the GEDCOM format, and these files are appended with the .ged extension. The file extension is not exclusively opened by the Ancestral Author application, since many other family history programs can be used to open .ged files. Family History programs are applications that are used to trace the genealogyical history of a certain person. It is used to record information about the user’s family tree. Many of these applications can be installed in widely used versions of Microsoft Windows, though there are some that are implemented with compatibility support for computers that run on Linux systems. There are also programs that can be installed in Mac platforms which can integrate compatibility support for creating, opening and viewing the content of these GED files.

how to open a .ged file?

Launch a .ged file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ged file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ged files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ged file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ged file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ged file association errors

applications that open a .ged file



GEDitCOM is the customizable genealogy application for Mac that allows editing of genealogy files, customized use experience, features that allow access to your genealogy information. Its interface allows multiple browsers. It has drag and drop features and powerful index windows. User interface is switchable depending on the user’s preference. It supports Unicode text. It allows unlimited undo and redo. It can read aloud your information. It has a Mac “Cocoa” environment. You can add media files such as pictures, videos, etc. You can share your multimedia using iPad, iPhone and iTunes. It charts family trees and displays portraits. You can contract or expand chart branches. It can create print and text reports. You can create Website files and genealogy book. You can map events and places. You can export vCards and create address books.


Ages! is a Christian library software, or generally a digital library application, that uses Adobe Acrobat Reader and other standard or supported PDF readers. This means that it is a pre-requisite to install PDF reader on a computer system in order to read books from this library. This program highlights Christian books, lectures and other types of publications related to spiritual writings. Included on the library are The C H Spurgeon Collection, John Calvin Collection, and Christian Library Series. The C H Spurgeon Collection consists of more than 3,000 sermons from various speakers and Church leaders. Of course, this collection includes around 70 writings of the great Christian leader and speaker Charles H. Spurgeon from books to lectures. John Calvin Collection is another series of books and writings that contain mostly about the life of John Calvin and the doctrine “Calvinism”. Christian Library Series is one popular collection series of books as it consists of around thousands of books in 20 different volumes, both on CD, DVD and Web download. Included on the library are the Whole Bible Classic Sermon Collection, John Bunyan Collection, Biblical and Church History Collection, Classic Theological Collection, Jonathan Edwards-Timothy Dwight Collection, Charles H. Spurgeon Collection, John Calvin Collection, and so much more. This software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Mac OS X (32 or 64 bit).


RootsMagic is a genealogy application used in researching, organizing, tracking, printing and sharing family history. Users can create a family tree utilizing a set of tools for designing which is provided by the software. It features a Timeline View where users can input updates about events in their lives as well as the other members of their family, and it has Media Tagging for tagging people, families, sources and places. The Research Manager helps in keeping track of goals, results and sources that the users collected about a person, a family member or a place. CountyCheck helps in confirming the existence of a country, state or a county from a multi-national database and makes the necessary correction if there are any errors. It can display online maps of county boundaries and also features an On This Day List that showcases the family history and displays family events like births, deaths, or any historical event of a given year. The software supports importing of PAF file types from FamilySearch. It may be run using a USB Flash drive using the RootsMagic To-Go. Users can search on the Web using the application and avoid copying and pasting names and dates because the software will automatically generate it.
Ancestral Author

Ancestral Author

Ancestral Author by Ancestral Softworks is a hyperlinked document creator software for genealogical data. This means the program's main function is to create hyperlinked documents with a complete structured content such as title, title page number, table of contents with chapters and sub-chapters, outline view, and source citations. The type of document this software makes is PDF which comes from a variety of inputs, which include GEDCOM files, plain text files, and even image files. PDF is a good choice of type of document for genealogical data because it is easily distributed, shared and printed anywhere, whether via the Internet or through publication using any printing devices. It is also easy to download GEDCOM files into a PDF file by simply dragging GEDCOM onto the desktop icon of this program. In addition, any output created from this program is usable for printing, Web publishing, emailing and sharing. It is compatible with all standard types of computers, namely Windows PCs, Mac computers and Linux devices.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ged files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ged. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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