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FTM2012 Well-formed GEDCOMS

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Re: FTM2012 Well-formed GEDCOMS

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2011 3:13PM GMT
A well-formed GEDCOM follows the GEDCOM standard. Various versions of the standard exist. Most software products DO NOT follow completely any of these versions or have created their own "extensions" to the standard. So you will need to know what those products support and what FTM20XX produces and/or supports.

You must experiment, most of these products say they support GEDCOM and most don't have a clue.

Look here for more information and check out the "External links" for links to copies of the different versions of the standard, however the article is not 100% correct in it's use of terminology regarding the word "Standard": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM

That being said: Most people don't care about GEDCOM because once they start using one program they either stay with it forever or live with the loss of data when sharing information. I only bring it up because I use GEDCOM a lot and have written utilities that read/write GEDCOM for my own data mining and reporting programs.
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padmin1 28 Dec 2011 8:26PM GMT 
kj_norway 28 Dec 2011 10:07PM GMT 
jamclo 28 Dec 2011 10:44PM GMT 
padmin1 28 Dec 2011 10:47PM GMT 
gldaggett 28 Dec 2011 11:53PM GMT 
kj_norway 29 Dec 2011 12:06AM GMT 
padmin1 29 Dec 2011 12:11AM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 9 Aug 2012 8:21PM GMT 
kj_norway 9 Aug 2012 9:38PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 9 Aug 2012 11:24PM GMT 
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