GEDCOM Worked example

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The below is a pretty literal translation of the above. GEDCOM uses a hierachical record structure, which maps to XML relatively easily, and also uses links which map reasonably well to id and <a> in HTML. I've done a simple styling here which positions the family grouping. I'll try and get this up on a webserver somewhere soon. This is not really a proposal at this stage, but an exploration to see if a GEDCOM microformat even makes sense.
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Revision as of 10:11, 19 April 2007

This document is not following the process. Before proposing a micro(or 'mini')format, please research examples in the wild and derive and implied schema. -- RyanKing

I Know that. This is a work in progress. think of it as an extended public brainfart if it helps., it will go in the main genealogy exploration section when I'm done --

Example GEDCOM file


0 HEAD
1 SOUR TESTAPP
2 VERS V0.1
2 CORP Test Data
1 DEST REUNION
1 DATE 18 APR 2007
1 FILE Master Database
1 GEDC
2 VERS 5.01
1 CHAR ASCII
0 @I1@ INDI
1 NAME Edward Sean /Hayes/
1 SEX M
1 BIRT
2 DATE 1 DEC 1961
2 PLAC Royal Free Hospital London
1 OCCU Program Manager
1 EDUC Westfield College
1 FAMS @F1@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 18 APR 2007
0 @I2@ INDI
1 NAME Tamsin Clare /Hayes/
1 SEX F
1 BIRT
2 DATE 25 JUL 1963
2 PLAC London
1 OCCU Therapist
1 EDUC School
1 RELI None
1 FAMS @F1@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 18 APR 2007
0 @I3@ INDI
1 NAME Alice Rose /Hayes/
1 SEX F
1 BIRT
2 DATE 17 FEB 1986
2 PLAC Park Royal, London
1 RELI None
1 FAMC @F1@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 18 APR 2007
0 @I4@ INDI
1 NAME Megan Christine /Hayes/
1 SEX F
1 BIRT
2 DATE 21 NOV 1986
2 PLAC Bristol
1 RELI None
1 FAMC @F1@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 18 APR 2007
0 @F1@ FAM
1 HUSB @I1@
1 WIFE @I2@
1 CHIL @I3@
1 CHIL @I4@
1 MARR
2 DATE 25 SEP 1985
2 PLAC London
0 TRLR

Possible microformat

The below is a pretty literal translation of the above. GEDCOM uses a hierachical record structure, which maps to XML relatively easily, and also uses links which map reasonably well to id and <a> in HTML. I've done a simple styling here which positions the family grouping. I'll try and get this up on a webserver somewhere soon. This is not really a proposal at this stage, but an exploration to see if a GEDCOM microformat even makes sense.




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
	<head>
		<title>Enter the title of your XHTML document here</title>
		<style type="text/css">
		.CHAN { display:none }
		.HEAD { display:none }
		.INDI { font-family:'Arial'; font-size:7pt; position: absolute; width:20em; height:14; left: 0; text-align: Center; border: 1pt solid black;margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 1pt }			      .MARR { font-family:'Arial'; font-size:7pt; position: absolute; left:21em; top:4.5em; width:9.7em; height:14;  text-align: Center; border: 1pt solid black;margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 1pt }	
	      .FAM { font-family:'Arial'; font-size:7pt; position: absolute; text-align: Center; border: 1pt solid black;margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 1pt }	
	      .FAMS { font-family:'Arial'; font-size:6pt; padding-left: 20em; }	
		</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<div class="gedcom">
			<div class="HEAD">
				<a class="SOUR" href="www.seanhayes.tv/geneaology/testapp">TESTAPP</a>
				<span class="VERS"> V0.1</span>
				<a class="CORP" href="www.seanhayes.tv/geneaology">Test Data</a>
				<a class="DEST" href="www.seanhayes.tv/geneaology/reunion">REUNION</a>
				<div class="DATE">18 APR 2007</div>
				<div class="FILE">Master Database</div>
				<div class="GEDC">
					<span class="VERS">5.01 </span>
					<span class="CHAR">ASCII </span>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div id="I1" class="INDI" style="left:10em; top:10em">
				<div class="NAME">
					Edward Sean
					<span class="FAML">Hayes</span>
					<div class="SEX">M</div>
					<div class="BIRT">
						<div class="DATE"> 1 DEC 1961</div>
						<div class="PLAC"> Royal Free Hospital London</div>
					</div>
					<div class="OCCU"> Program Manager</div>
					<div class="EDUC"> Westfield College</div>
					<a class="FAMS" href="#F1">@F1@</a>
					<div class="CHAN">
						<div class="DATE"> 18 APR 2007</div>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div id="I2" class="INDI" style="left:40em; top:10em">
				<div class="NAME">
					Tamsin Clare <span class="FAML">Hayes</span>
					<div class="SEX">F</div>
					<div class="BIRT">
						<div class="DATE">25 JUL 1963</div>
						<div class="PLAC">London</div>
					</div>
					<div class="OCCU">Therapist</div>
					<div class="EDUC">School</div>
					<a class="FAMS" href="#F1">@F1@</a>
					<div class="CHAN">
						<div class="DATE"> 18 APR 2007</div>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div id="I3" class="INDI" style="left:10em; top:30em">
				<div class="NAME">
					Alice Rose <span class="FAML">Hayes</span>
					<div class="SEX">F</div>
					<div class="BIRT">
						<div class="DATE">17 FEB 1986</div>
						<div class="PLAC">Park Royal Hospital London</div>
					</div>
					<div class="OCCU">Student</div>
					<div class="EDUC">BristolCollege</div>
					<a class="FAMS" href="#F1">@F1@</a>
					<div class="CHAN">
						<div class="DATE"> 18 APR 2007</div>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div id="I4" class="INDI" style="left:40em; top:30em">
				<div class="NAME">
					Megan Christine <span class="FAML">Hayes</span>
					<div class="SEX">F</div>
					<div class="BIRT">
						<div class="DATE">21 NOV 1988</div>
						<div class="PLAC">Southmead Hospital Bristol</div>
					</div>
					<div class="OCCU">Student</div>
					<div class="EDUC">Bristol College</div>
					<a class="FAMS" href="#F1">@F1@</a>
					<div class="CHAN">
						<div class="DATE"> 18 APR 2007</div>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div class="FAM" id="F1" style="left:9em; top:8em; width:52em; height:32em; ">
				<a class="HUSB" href="#I1"> @I1@</a>
				<a class="WIFE" href="#I2"> @I2@</a>
				<a class="CHIL" href="#I3"> @I3@</a>
				<a class="CHIL" href="#I4"> @I4@</a>
				<div class="MARR">
					<div class="DATE"> 25 SEP 1985</div>
					<div class="PLAC"> London</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
	</body>
</html>



Notes

The INDI records could be replaced by hCard records. Need to look at a tag by tag mapping here.


The FAM records are the graph structure. This is really what is needed over and above an hCard, along with the more specialised SOURce records which record documentaiton. It's basically a linkage structure, made slightly more complicated by the fact that an INDIvidual can appear in more than one FAMily record. e.g. if they remarry.

GEDCOM Worked example was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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