GEDCOM Validator logo GEDCOM Validator™

The simpler way to check for problems in GEDCOM files.

What is GEDCOM Validator?

GEDCOM Validator is a tool for checking a GEDCOM file for problems which could lead to data loss when transferring files between different genealogy applications.  Lots of genealogy products claim support for GEDCOM but often there are differences in the way each creates GEDCOM files.  This means it is more important than ever for developers and users to be able to check GEDCOM files to ensure they adhere to the specifications correctly.  Now with GEDCOM Validator, you can check your files for problems and get in depth help on fixing any issues reported.


GEDCOM Validator main screen



  • Check validity of GEDCOM 5.5, 5.5.1 and 5.6 files.
  • Detect and repair the text encoding of GEDCOM 5.x files.
  • Search for all GEDCOM files on a device.
  • Decode Binary Large Object (BLOB) data and save as a file.
  • View brief statistics about your file.
  • Search and save a list of all issues reported.
  • File type icon for GEDCOM files.
  • In depth online and offline help with examples showing how to fix any issues reported.
  • Fully accessible user interface with high contrast themes and the OpenDyslexic font.


Hardware icon System requirements

Operating system

Minimum hardware

  • 256 MB memory.
  • 2 MB hard disk space.
  • 800 x 600 display resolution.


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