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 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.


Features


GEDCOM Validator main screen

GEDCOM BLOB decoder

GEDCOM BLOB decoder



Chart icon Validation

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

Document with tick icon Documentation

In depth online and offline 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, high contrast themes and support for the OpenDyslexic font.

Search icon Search

Search for all GEDCOM files on a device.

 

Text icon Text encoding

Detect and repair the text encoding of GEDCOM 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 [details] GEDCOM Validator is compatible with:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista® (SP1 or later)
    • Windows XP (SP3 only)

    MacOS and Linux are not compatible.

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  • Microsoft® .NET Framework [details] The following .NET versions are required: When you start GEDCOM Validator, you will be asked to update the .NET Framework if the required version is not already installed..
  • Minimum 512 MB memory.
  • Minimum 5 MB hard disk space.
  • Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution.

 

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