The pages below are a general collection of information we have found useful, informative, or just plain fun, while researching Our Family records. More will be added from time to time.
- Andy Capp
- GEDCOM 5.5.1
- I'm My Own Grandpa
- Kent Parish Registers
- The Ancestor Paradox
- Family Tree Rhapsody
The GEDCOM Standard (ver. 5.5.1)
The software we use for the family trees here is based on the near-universal standard for recording Family History known as a GEDCOM file.
GEDCOM was developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) to provide a flexible, uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmmunication. Its purpose is to foster the sharing of genealogical information and the development of a wide range of inter-operable software products to assist genealogists, historians, and other researchers.
The full specification can be viewed or downloaded from this link: GEDCOM Standard 5.5.1
For more information about GEDCOM, there is an excellent Wikipedia article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM.