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The Joys of GEDCOMs
You've got questions about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history; our experts have the answers.
Q. How do I get a GEDCOM file? Do I have to buy it, download it or what?

A. GEDCOM is a file format that allows genealogists to swap information about their ancestors. It's designed to be compatible with all genealogy software, so no matter what program you use, you can open files that were created with different software—and other researchers can open your files.

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