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.gedcom File Extension

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

what is a .gedcom file?

The .gedcom file extension is used for files created in the GEDCOM format, and these are normally classified as genealogy files. GEDCOM stands for Genealogical Data Communication, and it is a format that contains family history information. It is mainly used to record a person’s genealogy data and all relevant information about his or her family tree members. This means the content of this file is usually entered by the user, and these pieces of data are relevant to certain details about the user's relatives. It can be used to organize and track family history, and it is mostly used for genealogy research. These .gedcom files are usually saved in a text format, and these files usually have the .ged extension. Opening files with the .gedcom extension is not difficult. Any OS can be used to open these files, provided the computer has compatible programs installed, such as GEDitCOM for MAC OS, Ancestral Author and Ages for Windows. Other applications that can be used to open .gedcom files are implemented with support for Linux systems. This means users should install these programs, particularly ones that have support for their specific operating system versions, in order to start creating, editing and viewing the content of these GEDCOM files.

how to open a .gedcom file?

Launch a .gedcom 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 .gedcom 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 .gedcom files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .gedcom file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .gedcom file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .gedcom file association errors

applications that open a .gedcom file



GeneWeb is an open-source genealogy program with a Web interface. It can be locally installed on a standalone device or on any Web server for publishing and sharing of your genealogy information. It is a free software that supports Linux, Windows, Unix and Mac platforms. Its Web interface can be used on Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. It does not create HTML pages. It features a relationship and consanguinity calculator. The relationship calculator computes family relationship between two persons sharing one or more common ancestors. It shows lines from the two persons to common ancestors and relationship type: cousin, once-removed, twice-removed, etc. Consanguinity rare for siblings is 25%, first cousins is 6.25%, and so on. This will help in the understanding of inbreeding in families. GeneWeb’s multilingual interface has translations in German, Danish, English, French, Finnish, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Swedish. You may edit the translations, and you can translate the interface into your own language. When you make searches of names, GeneWeb will find spelling variations of the name you are looking for. The variation could be a name’s version in another origin like country, e.g. Maria to Mary, Juan to John, etc. A woman’s name can be searched with her maiden name or married name. You can search noble individuals by title and year range. You have options for your data privacy. The Wizard Access Right gives your family and friend access to your data and allows them to edit it. The Friend Access Right allows them to view your data but not to edit it. You can also control who can view living individuals in your family tree. You may allow everyone to view, or you can just allow “Wizard” and “Friend” only. You can change your background color and image, text color and your default language. You can add information on secondary pages about a friend, event or place and link them to the member/s in your family tree. You can add pictures to your tree. You will have updates of latest and upcoming birthdays and last ten deaths. Wizard and Friend can view them. GeneWeb imports and exports genealogy data in GEDCOM format.
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.
Genbox Family History

Genbox Family History

Genbox Family History is a genealogy database, data analyzer, task organizer, report writer and chart producer. It has a flexible yet organized user interface. You can store multimedia such as pictures and data. You can organize your tasks and research materials. You can search for subsets of your data and group it at another part of the program. You can print charts in JPEG and PNG format on any printer. You can save them on Web pages. You save text documents as RTF [rich text format] or HTML so you can edit them on your own text editor or publish them on the Web. There are 5 basic chart types to choose from: Everyone, Descendant, Related, Convergent and Ancestor. Accurate relationships between any number of parents and child can be stored. You can cite multiple sources for a single fact. Each fact can be documented separately. Genbox is a researcher-oriented program providing tables for research targets, project objectives hierarchy and correspondence log.


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).

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .gedcom 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, .gedcom. 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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