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GEDCOM import is currently being worked on. It will be released after the required features (profile merging and tree merging) are implemented.
 
GEDCOM import is currently being worked on. It will be released after the required features (profile merging and tree merging) are implemented.
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The following information is imported
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Notes:
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  '''This section is incomplete.'''
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  ''Italicized'' fields are not part of the GEDCOM 5.5 standard but seem to be in common use.
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'''Header Record''' - No
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'''Submitter Record''' - No
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'''Submission Record''' - No
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'''Individual Record'''
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  RESN (Restriction Notice) - No
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  Personal Name Structure
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    Name - Yes
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      NPFX - Yes
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      GIVN - Yes
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      NICK - Yes
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      SPFX - No
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      SURN - Yes
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      NSFX - Yes
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      Source Citation - Yes
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      Note Structure - No
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  SEX - Yes
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  Individual Event Structure
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    BIRT (Birth) - Yes
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    CHR (Christening) - Yes
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    DEAT (Death) - Yes
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    BURI (Burial) - Yes
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    CREM (Cremation) - Yes
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    ADOP (Adoption) - Not yet
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    BAPM (Baptism) - Yes
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    BARM (Bar Mitzvah) - Yes
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    BASM (Bat Mitzvah) - Yes
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    BLES (Blessing) - Yes
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    CHRA (Adult Christening) - Yes
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    CONF (Confirmation) - Yes
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    FCOM (First Communion) - Yes
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    ORDN (Ordination) - Yes
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    NATU (Naturalization) - Yes
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    EMIG (Emigration) - Yes
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    IMMI (Immigration) - Yes
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    CENS (Census) - Yes
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    PROB (Probate) - Yes
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    WILL (Will Creation) - Yes
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    GRAD (Graduation) - Yes
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    RETI (Retirement) - Yes
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    EVEN (Generic Event) - Not yet
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  Individual Attribute Structure
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  Child To Family Link - (Handled in Family Record)
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  Spouse to Family Link - (Handled in Family Record)
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  SUBM - No
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  Association Structure - No
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  ALIA - No
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  ANCI - No
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  DESI - No
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  Source Citation
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  Multimedia Link - No
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  Note Structure - Yes
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  RFN (Permanent Record File Number) - No
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  AFN (Ancestral File Number) - No
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  REFN (User Reference Number) - No
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  RIN (Automated record id) - No
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  Change Date - yes
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  ''EMAIL'' (Email address) - Yes
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  ''_EMAIL - (Email address) - Yes
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'''Family Record'''
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'''Note Record'''
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'''Source Record'''
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'''Repository Record'''
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[[Category:Genealogy]]
 
[[Category:Genealogy]]
 
{{Glossary}}
 
{{Glossary}}

Revision as of 16:37, 17 October 2007

What is it?

GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. GEDCOM was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an aid to genealogical research. A GEDCOM file is plain text (usually either ANSEL or ASCII) containing genealogical information about individuals, and meta data linking these records together.

Most genealogy software supports importing from and/or exporting to GEDCOM format. However, some genealogy software programs incorporate the use of proprietary extensions to the GEDCOM format, which are not always recognized by other genealogy programs. The GEDCOM TestBook Project evaluates how well popular genealogy programs conform to the GEDCOM 5.5 standard. Additionally, many tools exist to convert GEDCOM files to HTML pages.

GEDCOM Export

GEDCOM import and export has been one of your top requests. We're starting with the export of GEDCOM files as an "alpha" feature: we know that GEDCOM import may be an important part of your genealogy research and we want to make sure we get it right.

A few notes: this is our first step along the path to exporting your full Geni tree to your GEDCOM file. Because privacy has been one of our other top user requests, this alpha version will export only very basic information from a limited family tree — basically, the names and relationships of your blood relatives and their current spouses. In addition, this GEDCOM export treats your spouse/partner as a blood relation, so all of his/her blood realtives and current spouses will be included as well.

To download your GEDCOM file, make sure you are logged in to Geni and click the link corresponding to the file version you'd like to try. An email will then be sent to your primary email address containing your GEDCOM information in a .zip file:

Let us know in this forum whether the file looks and works as you'd expect. We'd also like to hear your concerns with what information you would want to be exportable. (We are aware that many of you are even more interested in importing of GEDCOM files. That is a longer project that involves our tree merging features--we'll keep you updated in this forum as we get closer.)

Thank you for trying this out and have a great week—the Geni Team is looking forward to your feedback.

From: GEDCOM Export on the Geni forum

GEDCOM Import

GEDCOM import is currently being worked on. It will be released after the required features (profile merging and tree merging) are implemented.

The following information is imported

Notes:

 This section is incomplete.
 Italicized fields are not part of the GEDCOM 5.5 standard but seem to be in common use.

Header Record - No

Submitter Record - No

Submission Record - No

Individual Record

 RESN (Restriction Notice) - No
 Personal Name Structure
   Name - Yes
     NPFX - Yes
     GIVN - Yes
     NICK - Yes
     SPFX - No
     SURN - Yes
     NSFX - Yes
     Source Citation - Yes
     Note Structure - No
 SEX - Yes
 Individual Event Structure
   BIRT (Birth) - Yes
   CHR (Christening) - Yes
   DEAT (Death) - Yes
   BURI (Burial) - Yes
   CREM (Cremation) - Yes
   ADOP (Adoption) - Not yet
   BAPM (Baptism) - Yes
   BARM (Bar Mitzvah) - Yes
   BASM (Bat Mitzvah) - Yes
   BLES (Blessing) - Yes
   CHRA (Adult Christening) - Yes
   CONF (Confirmation) - Yes
   FCOM (First Communion) - Yes
   ORDN (Ordination) - Yes
   NATU (Naturalization) - Yes
   EMIG (Emigration) - Yes
   IMMI (Immigration) - Yes
   CENS (Census) - Yes
   PROB (Probate) - Yes
   WILL (Will Creation) - Yes
   GRAD (Graduation) - Yes
   RETI (Retirement) - Yes
   EVEN (Generic Event) - Not yet
 Individual Attribute Structure
 Child To Family Link - (Handled in Family Record)
 Spouse to Family Link - (Handled in Family Record)
 SUBM - No
 Association Structure - No
 ALIA - No
 ANCI - No
 DESI - No
 Source Citation
 Multimedia Link - No
 Note Structure - Yes
 RFN (Permanent Record File Number) - No
 AFN (Ancestral File Number) - No
 REFN (User Reference Number) - No
 RIN (Automated record id) - No
 Change Date - yes
 EMAIL (Email address) - Yes
 _EMAIL - (Email address) - Yes


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Note Record

Source Record

Repository Record

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