The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
GEDCOM Product Registration
Developers of GEDCOM compatible products should register their product with
the Family History Department GEDCOM coordinator.
Registration means that:
- The registered GEDCOM product is listed in Family History Department
publications and on the internet at gedcom.org as being GEDCOM 5.5
- The product's sample output file has been reviewed according to the
established standard, and exceptions have been reported.
- The developer will be informed of future GEDCOM issues.
- Submissions to Family History Department resource files will be accepted
from users of registered products.
To register a GEDCOM product, a developer must send the following information
to the GEDCOM coordinator:
- A file containing a small sample of the product's GEDCOM output for evaluation.
All of the fields that the product manages must be included in this data so
that it can be tested for compatibility with other developers' products.
- A proposed unique SOURce name that identifies the product, not the
company. This identifier should be included in the GEDCOM header record as a
value to the SOUR tag. This name can have up to 40 characters, can have mixed
upper and lower case, and cannot have embedded spaces. Use either an underscore
(_) to connect multiple words or else a combination of upper and lower case
letters (for example, FamilyRecords or Family_Records, not
Family Records). The Family History Department will ensure uniqueness within
the first 10 characters of this name.
- Optionally a copy of the GEDCOM product with installation procedures and a
text file containing relevant technical documentation about the product's
GEDCOM implementation. The product will be protected and used only for GEDCOM
output verification and in providing some support to the submitter or
researcher of information using the product.
The sample output file, the evaluation results, and the developer's technical
description will be publicly available through the internet at gedcom.org.
Send product registration information to:
EMAIL: MAIL: TELEPHONE (USA):
email@example.com Family History Department 801-240-4534
GEDCOM Coordinator%3T 801-240-5225
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150