Genealogical data

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Name Genealogical data
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Standardized formats

Formats with a documented standard, used by multiple genealogical programs and for transfer and archiving of data in a non-program-specific way.

Program-specific formats

Summary of formats for known programs.

Summary

Software Format Published Storage Format Notes Software license Discontinued
Agelong Tree Proprietary
Ages! Proprietary
Ahnenblatt Proprietary
Aldfaer Freeware
Ancestral Quest *.aq (v. 3.0+)
*.dat (v. 2.2 or earlier)
Proprietary
Ancestris GNU GPL
Ancestrologie Freeware
BegatAll Genealogy Proprietary
Brother's Keeper (Btrieve before version 7 [1]) (Extensions: *.DT5, *.DT6, *.DTA) Shareware
Family Historian Proprietary
ZEDCOM (MyHeritage Family Tree Builder) ZEDCOM / SQLite Proprietary
Family Tree Proprietary
Family Tree Maker encrypted SQLite *.ftb Proprietary
GEDitCOM GEDCOM GEDCOM database Proprietary
GDS - General Family Documentation System Proprietary
Genbox Family History Databases (.GDB) for Version 3.6.5 Microsoft Jet Database Engine Proprietary
GenealogyJ GNU GPL
Généatique Proprietary
Généator Proprietary
GenoPro zipped-XML Proprietary
GENP Proprietary
Gramps Gramps XML XML / BSDDB / DB-API GNU GPL
Heredis Proprietary
iFamily for Leopard Proprietary
Kith and Kin Pro DBISAM engine Shareware
Legacy Family Tree Legacy Tables Microsoft Jet Database Engine *.ftb Proprietary
LifeLines MIT License
MacFamilyTree SQLite Proprietary
My Family Tree Freeware
ohmiGene Proprietary
PAF (Personal Ancestral File) OPG's PAF5Parser.java *.PAF, *.DAT Proprietary Yes(2013)
Reunion *.familyfile Proprietary
RootsMagic SQLite (Extension: *RMG(v1/2/3),
*.RMGC(v4),
*.RMGB(v4 Backup - compressed *.RMGC) )
Proprietary
rootsTrust Proprietary
Sierra Generations Proprietary
SmartGenealogy Freeware
Softdisk Family Tree Proprietary
Master Genealogist, The v3 - v9 DBF Proprietary Yes(2014)
Ultimate Family Tree (UFT) Anatomy of the UFT Data Base DBF (Extension: *.PRO, *.DBF, *.FPT, *.CDX, ) Proprietary Yes(2000)

Genetic info

See Scientific Data formats#Biological for more formats

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