XML for Genealogists

For genealogists and family historians, XML promises to replace the GEDCOM data format, to become the basis of a new universal standard for exchanging family trees and genealogical information. The "GEDXML/GEDCOM 6.0" standard is not yet official but here is how it might look:

With XML, searches would become more precise, because you could look for the Broom surname without getting search results for brooms, brushes, and mops. And by using XSL files to format your information, you could display only the information that's most relevant to you, in the format that's most useful to you.

  • gedML vs GEDCOM XML discussion at xslt.com
  • XML discussions at GEDCOM-L at listserv.nodak.edu
  • Genweb Egroup at Yahoo: Genealogy data on the Web in HTML and XML
  • Yahoo Groups: Genealogy XML
  • XML and GEDCOM discussions at soc.genealogy.computing
  • GEDCOM to XML discussion at xml-dev
  • Beyond - Genealogy Anywhere

  • Last updated Novemeber 7, 2006 by Michael McGinnis


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