Formats with a documented standard, used by multiple geneological programs and for transfer and archiving of data in a non-program-specific way.
Formats tied to a particular program, with little or no use outside it.
- FDB (Legacy Family Tree)
- Family Tree Maker
- Master Genealogist, The
- PAF (Personal Ancestral File)
- Softdisk Family Tree
See Scientific Data formats#Biological for more formats