|Posted By:||Arlene Valentine|
|Subject:||Re: Meaning of GEDCOM|
|Post Date:||March 01, 1999 at 00:13:34|
|Forum:||Personal Ancestral File Forum|
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