GEDCOM Validator is an advanced set of tools for checking GEDCOM files for issues which could lead to data loss when transferring files between different genealogy applications. It also includes utilities to repair the text encoding of GEDCOM files and search a device for all GEDCOM files. What is GEDCOM? The Genealogical Data Communication (GEDCOM) standards were first developed in 1985. Throughout the 1990s it became the de facto standard governing the transfer of genealogical information between devices and applications and it remains so to this day. Why is it needed? Almost every genealogy application in use today 'supports' GEDCOM but often there are often important differences in the way each creates GEDCOM files. This leads to a whole range of compatibility issues when other applications try to interpret another application's GEDCOM files. Some of these issues are due to the inconsistencies and errors in the GEDCOM specifications. This means it is more important than ever for developers and users to be able to check GEDCOM files follow best practice. With GEDCOM Validator, you can check your files for problems and get in depth help on fixing any issues reported. Whether you are developing applications to read or write GEDCOM files or diagnosing a problem with a GEDCOM file, GEDCOM Validator can help. Who is it for? GEDCOM Validator is designed principally for developers and advanced users who are familiar with the Genealogical Data Communication (GEDCOM) standards and are trying to diagnose issues with transferring data between genealogy applications. You will need to be competent in interpreting diagnostic reports and technical specifications to make any use of the application. What is it not? Occasionally, users install GEDCOM Validator hoping to edit, display, or print the genealogical data contained within a GEDCOM file. You will need to use a genealogy application for that.
What's new in this version
GEDCOM Validator version 188.8.131.52 (05 Apr 2019) New features and enhancements • Added tag filtering to file search. • Added natural sort order when sorting columns. Fixes • Fixed issue reading some UTF-16 BE and UTF-32 BE GEDCOM files. • Minor bug fixes.
- Check the validity of GEDCOM 5.5, 5.5.1 and 5.6 files. Search and save a list of all issues reported.
- In depth online help with examples showing how to fix any issues reported. View the GEDCOM specifications online.
- Detect and repair the text encoding of GEDCOM 1, 2.x, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.x files.
- Decode Binary Large Object (BLOB) data and save as a file.
- Search for all GEDCOM files on a device.
- Full support for many accessibility features including high DPI displays, high contrast themes and support for the OpenDyslexic font.
Published byChronoplex Software
Copyright© 2010-2019 Chronoplex Software
Developed byChronoplex Software
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
Language supportedEnglish (United States)
English (United Kingdom)
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GEDCOM Validator license terms
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