What is a GEDCOM?
GEDCOM, which stands for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a file format for transferring family tree information.
The GEDCOM standard has been almost-universally adopted by major genealogy websites and software tools. This is good for everyone. It means that you aren't locked-in to one tool. You can move and copy your information. It helps ensure that the work you put into your family tree research won't ever be lost.
Uploading a GEDCOM
Uploading involves no obligation. You can even do it as a guest without becoming a full member. You'll be presented with a neat "GEDCOMpare" report that helps you find family members who are already on WikiTree.
Note: GEDCOMs with more than 5,000 people cannot be uploaded. They need to be split up.
Importing a GEDCOM
We don't import full GEDCOMs into WikiTree. Instead, GEDCOMpare enables you to add new profiles and improve existing profiles using data from your GEDCOM.
Exporting a GEDCOM
Click here to export a GEDCOM from WikiTree.
For information and tips on exporting from other websites and programs, see Help:Exporting a GEDCOM.
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