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* Coding the GEDCOM standard into hGEDCOM. I don't know of any projects working on this, but nominate [http://www.starkeffect.com/ged2html/3.6a/ Gene Stark's GED2HTML translator] (esp. the [http://www.starkeffect.com/ged2html/3.6a/templates.html modifiable output program]) as a suitable candidate for hGEDCOM hacking. See also [http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/genweb.html#gedcom Paul McBride's links] to GEDCOM standards and resources. --[mailto:bjonkman@sobac.com Bob Jonkman]
* Coding the GEDCOM standard into hGEDCOM. I don't know of any projects working on this, but nominate [http://www.starkeffect.com/ged2html/3.6a/ Gene Stark's GED2HTML translator] (esp. the [http://www.starkeffect.com/ged2html/3.6a/templates.html modifiable output program]) as a suitable candidate for hGEDCOM hacking. See also [http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/genweb.html#gedcom Paul McBride's links] to GEDCOM standards and resources. --[mailto:bjonkman@sobac.com Bob Jonkman]
* Had a look at some examples of what GEDCOM creates [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM#Example].  Basically, seems to be [[xfn|XFN]] relationships (siblings, spouses etc.) and [[hcard|hCard]] information (could genealogy be inferred from existing XFNs regardless of a hGED format?).  The only additional information we do not currently hold in a format is that of gender.  GEDCOM specifies male or female for each individual. Creating something using these formats would be quite straightforward, but not sure it's takeup would be good unless someone was interested in creating a hGEDCOM2GEDCOM. -- [[user:Phae|Frances Berriman]]
** [http://www.familysearch.org/GEDCOM/GedXML60.pdf Full Specification]

Revision as of 11:08, 14 November 2006

Genealogy Formats

I started this page because someone (Bob Jonkman apparently) added a bunch of stuff to the Technorati microformats page on genealogy, and I moved it here. -Tantek

GEDCOM

  • Had a look at some examples of what GEDCOM creates [1]. Basically, seems to be XFN relationships (siblings, spouses etc.) and hCard information (could genealogy be inferred from existing XFNs regardless of a hGED format?). The only additional information we do not currently hold in a format is that of gender. GEDCOM specifies male or female for each individual. Creating something using these formats would be quite straightforward, but not sure it's takeup would be good unless someone was interested in creating a hGEDCOM2GEDCOM. -- Frances Berriman