Genealogical data

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File Format
Name Genealogical data



Standardized formats

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

Program-specific formats

Summary of formats for known programs.


Software Format Published Storage Format Notes Software license
Agelong Tree Proprietary
Ages! Proprietary
Ahnenblatt Proprietary
Aldfaer Freeware
Ancestral Quest Proprietary
Ancestris GNU GPL
Ancestrologie Freeware
BegatAll Genealogy Proprietary
Brother's Keeper Shareware
Family Historian Proprietary
ZEDCOM (MyHeritage Family Tree Builder) Proprietary
Family Tree Proprietary
Family Tree Maker Proprietary
GEDitCOM Proprietary
GDS - General Family Documentation System Proprietary
Genbox Family History Proprietary
GenealogyJ GNU GPL
Généatique Proprietary
Généator Proprietary
GenoPro Proprietary
GENP Proprietary
Gramps GNU GPL
Heredis Proprietary
iFamily for Leopard Proprietary
Kith and Kin Pro Shareware
Legacy Family Tree Proprietary
LifeLines MIT License
MacFamilyTree Proprietary
My Family Tree Freeware
ohmiGene Proprietary
PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Proprietary
Reunion Proprietary
RootsMagic Proprietary
rootsTrust Proprietary
SmartGenealogy Freeware
Softdisk Family Tree Proprietary
Master Genealogist, The Proprietary

Genetic info

See Scientific Data formats#Biological for more formats

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