Need help with an application of the GEDCOM loose standard?
We have to say that since GEDCOM’s early days, the format has been interpreted differently by application developers and with a loose specification, this can happen. The result is a fairly SIMPLE structured and formatted data that, at time will have “attributes” that will not conform to all application imports. What’s funny about GEDCOM that you, as a consumer, may not know is that application developers have and do still write IMPORT code to support some or many of the “attribute” deviations added by various software packages. It’s been kind of crazy. Still, GEDCOM has provided a HUGE value in the field of genealogy the format as a whole has advanced the efforts of many.