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 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 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 Proprietary
LifeLines MIT License
MacFamilyTree SQLite Proprietary
My Family Tree Freeware
ohmiGene Proprietary
PAF (Personal Ancestral File) OPG's PAF5Parser.java Proprietary Yes(2013)
Reunion Proprietary
RootsMagic SQLite (Extension: *RMG(v1/2/3),
*.RMGC(v4),
*.RMGB(v4 Backup - compressed *.RMGC) )
Proprietary
rootsTrust 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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