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GEDCOM Tags Supported By Ancestral Author

Ancestral Author has been designed to read the latest GEDCOM 5.5 standard, which is the format output by most genealogy programs. The GEDCOM 5.5 format stores genealogical information in tags, which are short mneumonics for items of genealogical interest. For example, the 'NAME' tag is used to store the name of an individual. The 'BIRT' tag stores birth information, etc. Our goal for the development of Ancestral Author is to support all the GEDCOM tags that appear in our customer's GEDCOM files; toward that end we are continuously adding support for additional tags. A comprehensive description of the GEDCOM 5.5 format can be found here:

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/gedcom/55gctoc.htm

and a list of all the tags can be found here:

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/gedcom/55gcappa.htm

Note that the GEDCOM format is organized in a hierarchy of tags. Some tags are placed underneath others, and contain information specifically related to the tag above it. For example, the 'INDI' tag contains information about an individual, and has a number of tags underneath it that contain the details, such as the name ('NAME'), birth information ('BIRT') for that individual, etc. We denote these nested tags as a sequence of tags separated by periods. Here is the tag notation for an individual, his/her name, birth date, and birth place:

INDI
INDI.NAME
INDI.BIRT.DATE
INDI.BIRT.PLAC

The following lists all the tags that Ancestral Author currently recognizes in the GEDCOM file. The information in each of these tags will be output to the PDF. Tags that are not recognized by AA are ignored.

INDI
INDI.SOUR
INDI.NAME
INDI.ALIA
INDI.SEX
INDI.REFN
INDI.REFN.TYPE
INDI.BIRT.DATE
INDI.BIRT.PLAC
INDI.BIRT.SOUR
INDI.BIRT.NOTE
INDI.BAPM.DATE
INDI.BAPM.PLAC
INDI.BAPM.SOUR
INDI.BAPM.NOTE
INDI.CHR.DATE
INDI.CHR.PLAC
INDI.CHR.SOUR
INDI.CHR.NOTE
INDI.DEAT.DATE
INDI.DEAT.PLAC
INDI.DEAT.SOUR
INDI.DEAT.NOTE
INDI.DEAT.CAUS
INDI.BURI.DATE
INDI.BURI.PLAC
INDI.BURI.SOUR
INDI.BURI.NOTE
INDI.CENS
INDI.CENS.DATE
INDI.CENS.PLAC
INDI.CENS.AGE
INDI.CENS.SOUR
INDI.CENS.NOTE
INDI.OCCU
INDI.OCCU.DATE
INDI.OCCU.PLAC
INDI.OCCU.AGE
INDI.OCCU.SOUR
INDI.OCCU.NOTE
INDI.RELI
INDI.RELI.DATE
INDI.RELI.PLAC
INDI.RELI.AGE
INDI.RELI.SOUR
INDI.RELI.NOTE
INDI.EDUC
INDI.EDUC.DATE
INDI.EDUC.PLAC
INDI.EDUC.AGE
INDI.EDUC.SOUR
INDI.EDUC.NOTE
INDI.NOTE
INDI.NOTE.CONT
INDI.NOTE.CONC
INDI.FAMS
INDI.FAMC
FAM
FAM.MARR
FAM.MARR.DATE
FAM.MARR.PLAC
FAM.MARR.SOUR
FAM.MARR.NOTE
FAM.DIV
FAM.DIV.DATE
FAM.DIV.PLAC
FAM.DIV.SOUR
FAM.DIV.NOTE
FAM.HUSB
FAM.WIFE
FAM.CHIL
FAM.NOTE
FAM.NOTE.CONT
FAM.NOTE.CONC
FAM.CENS
FAM.CENS.DATE
FAM.CENS.PLAC
FAM.CENS.AGE
FAM.CENS.SOUR
FAM.CENS.NOTE
SOUR.DATE
SOUR.AUTH
SOUR.TITLE
SOUR.ABBR
SOUR.PUBL
SOUR.TEXT
SOUR.NOTE
SOUR.PAGE