Category Archives: GEDCOM

GUID

Just what is a GUID? UUID UUID is an acronym for Universally Unique IDentifier. The term is further defined in a document published by  a group called Network Working Group. They defined it this way: “A UUID is 128 bits long, and can guarantee uniqueness across space and time. UUIDs were originally used in the Apollo Network …

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GEDCOM 2

Using GEDCOM in Ancestral Quest – Export Lets define our terms again. GEDCOM is GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It is a standard used to allow genealogical data to be moved between programs using different file formats. Since the data can move in two directions, there are two ways to look at GEDCOM: Import and Export. That’s why there are two icons for …

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GEDCOM 1

Using GEDCOM in Ancestral Quest – Import Lets define our terms. GEDCOM is GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It is a standard used to allow genealogical data to be moved between programs using different file formats. Peer Gynt (or was it Henrik Ibsen) said “Frem og tilbake er like langt. Inn og ut er like trangt.” (Back and forth are …

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