converts GEDCOM files to Webpages. It conforms to the GEDCOM 5.5
. You may be asking yourself (and me),
What is a GEDCOM file?
The technical description is as follows:
The GEDCOM, the GEnealogical Data COMmunication standard
proposed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), and adopted by many developers and users of
genealogical software. The purpose of GEDCOM is to simplify the exchange of
computerized historical and genealogical information. This collection is
provided as a convenient way to share GEDCOM information among interested
The less formal version:
A GEDCOM file is a file saved on your hard disk. It is
not automatically created, you must create on on purpose. Every
genealogy software program should (and to my knowledge does) have the ability
to create one. It is a standard format that any program can read.
The Mormons developed the format to help people, regardless of what software
the are using, to be able to share their information.
If you are using a computer program like Family Tree Maker, PAF,
Brothers Keeper, Generations, and there are many more, to many to list
here. You have the ability to create a GEDCOM file. Check the help
files in the program you are using to details about how to make one.
Since any genealogy program can create a GEDCOM file, that is
why I chose to use them. GED4WEB takes GEDCOM files, reads the information
in, and creates webpages based on that information contained in the GEDCOM
file. For a more detailed explanation of the capabilities of GED4WEB,
please visit my Features and Benefits page.