Posted By:Arlene Valentine
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Subject:Re: Meaning of GEDCOM
Post Date:March 01, 1999 at 00:13:34
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/64.html
Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
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GEDCOM stands for GEnealogical Data COMmumitaions. All computer programs "speak" in a slightly different language. Therefore, a translator is necessary. GEDCOM serves that purpose. This process also makes it safer to share data from your files with someone else as there is not a possiblilty of overwriting their data with yours.
Hope this helps.
Arlene in AZ