How to open file with GED extension?

GED file description

The files with the .GED extension is basically the GEDCOM genealogy data files. GEDCOM stands for Geneological Data Communications. The .GED files mainly comprise of genealogy data and family history that is recorded in a standardized ASCII text format. A variety of genealogy applications can be used to open the files on multiple platforms, which makes it extremely easy to share all the family history details over the Internet.

Once a .GED file is created, it can hold a variety of family history details such as name, date of birth, genders, relationships between the family members, and various other family tree details.

Basic information about GED file

File GED is one of the files of the Data Files category. Its full name is GEDCOM Genealogy Data File . File format GED was created by The LDS Church. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file GED sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a GED file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support GED file

Programs for Mac OS system
Programs for Linux system
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the GED file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
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  • How to open a file with the GED extension?
  • How can I convert a GED file to a different format ?
  • What is the GED file format extension?
  • What programs support the GED file?

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What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the GED file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the GED file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the GED file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the GED file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the GED file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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