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 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



Document with check mark icon Validation

Check the validity of GEDCOM 5.5, 5.5.1, 5.6, and 7.0 files.  Search and save a list of all issues reported.

Archive icon Documentation

In depth online help with examples showing how to fix any issues reported.  View the GEDCOM specifications online.


Ease of access icon Accessibility

Full support for many accessibility features including high DPI displays, contrast themes and support for dyslexic friendly fonts.

Search icon Search

Search your device for GEDCOM files and view details on the GEDCOM version, text encoding and source program.


Text encoding icon Text encoding

Detect and repair the text encoding of GEDCOM 1, 2, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.x files.

Binary icon Blob decoder

Decode Binary Large Object (BLOB) data and save as a file.

Hardware icon System requirements

  • Windows® operating system. Compatible Windows versions GEDCOM Validator is compatible with:
    • Windows 11
    • Windows 10 (20H2 and later)

    Android, Linux, and MacOS are not compatible.

  • .NET Desktop Runtime 8.0 or later.


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