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GED-inline validation statistics

Genealogy Online checks all incoming GEDCOM files with the GED-inline validator (source). Users are notified when there are warnings and user-defined tags are used.

The number of warnings refers to the compliance of the GEDCOM file with the GEDCOM specification. If there are warnings, there is a good chance that the GEDCOM file is not fully understood by another family tree program or service and that there is a risk of information loss! The "User defined" value represents the number of lines in the GEDCOM file in which a so-called user-defined tag is used. Such tags are valid within GEDCOM, but the meaning of this is not laid down in the GEDCOM specification. And often these user-defined tags are not publicly documented. So if program "A" places certain information in a user-defined tag, chances are that program "B" does not know what information it is and what it should do with it. In the best case these values are included as comments, in the worst case scenario these values are ignored. So the user-defined tags also increase the risk of information loss.

Below are some statistics about performing GED-inline on 10,782 GEDCOM files published on Genealogy Online. A "generator" is a family tree program or service that has generated the GEDCOM file.


Number of lines & warnings per GEDCOM generator (with more than 20 files)Show all generators

GeneratorNumber of filesTotal number of linesTotal number of warningsWarnings / Lines * 100%
Unknown29443412865256614.7 %
MacFamilyTree9257667321303172.3 %
SyniumFamilyTree110295217485882732.0 %
Ancestry.com Family Trees6256945481012611421.8 %
PARENTELE241321036216901.6 %
Geni.com6983282111295291.6 %
MYHERITAGE256827407862840865531.5 %
BROSKEEP167266905113569791.3 %
GensData/D902221039725101.2 %
Haza-21515230046608521.2 %
FTM158281640342893901.0 %
OPENARCH231979201.0 %
Gramps1095467264457200.8 %
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding463332556261180.8 %
AHN551792029129050.7 %
Geneaal3977273146160.6 %
GensDataPro360611549883346380.5 %
webtrees333866644200740.5 %
PAF8218889087968150.5 %
Reunion14219363032935310.5 %
Legacy218735247413113020.4 %
GensDataPro_b308365333751336440.4 %
RootsMagic5817996471486920.3 %
Haza-Data52332871587940.3 %
ALDFAER366951586107712485140.2 %
PRO-GEN49355989595994330.2 %
FTW828681049151110.2 %
GensDataPro_c448493854139490.2 %
GeneWeb55353570528826810.2 %
MyFamilyTree339033289630.1 %
Family Echo218055812000.0 %
Total103351343528905101775210.8 %


Use of user-defined tags (generators with more than 20 files)Show all generators

GeneratorNumber of filesTotal number of linesNumber of lines with user-defined tagsUser-defined / Lines * 100%
SyniumFamilyTree11029521748769275826.1 %
MacFamilyTree925766732101122417.5 %
MYHERITAGE25682740786284586705816.7 %
Ancestry.com Family Trees62569454810975739914.0 %
AHN5517920291752619.8 %
Legacy2187352474168716029.3 %
RootsMagic581799647116253229.0 %
PAF821888908715419918.2 %
Reunion1421936303215801158.2 %
webtrees3338666443134908.1 %
FTM1582816403421881167.8 %
FTW8286810496336007.3 %
MyFamilyTree33903328572436.3 %
ALDFAER3669515861077252046324.9 %
Family Echo21805581324264.0 %
GensDataPro_c4484938541577631.9 %
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding463332556605351.8 %
GensDataPro_b308365333755570311.5 %
Geneaal39772731113841.5 %
PRO-GEN493559895955962251.1 %
OPENARCH231979191.0 %
Geni.com698328211708590.9 %
BROSKEEP167266905112066410.8 %
Unknown294434128246560.6 %
GensDataPro360611549882742530.4 %
Gramps1095467264207490.4 %
Haza-21515230046197740.4 %
Haza-Data52332871536610.1 %
GeneWeb5535357052800.0 %
PARENTELE24132103610.0 %
GensData/D902221039700.0 %
Total1033513435289051065557887.9 %


Character encoding


GEDCOM versions (as announced in the file)


Character coding & GEDCOM versions per GEDCOM generator

GeneratorNumber of filesCharacter encodingGEDCOM version in fileAssumed GEDCOM version
Access Database1ANSIUnknown5.5.1
AGES4ANSI5.5.15.5.1
AHN25ANSI5.5.15.5.1
AHN30UTF-85.5.15.5.1
ALDFAER39ANSEL5.55.5
ALDFAER3ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
ALDFAER2646ANSI5.55.5
ALDFAER98ANSI5.5.15.5.1
ALDFAER44ASCII5.55.5
ALDFAER10ASCII5.5.15.5.1
ALDFAER1UNICODE5.55.5
ALDFAER1UNICODE5.5.15.5.1
ALDFAER682UTF-85.55.5
ALDFAER145UTF-85.5.15.5.1
ALTREE1ANSI5.55.5
Ancestor Tree Manager2UTF-85.5.15.5.1
AncestorTreeManager6UTF-85.5.15.5.1
AncestQuest1ANSEL5.55.5
AncestQuest1ANSI5.5.15.5.1
AncestQuest8UTF-85.55.5
AncestQuest7UTF-85.5.15.5.1
ANCESTRIS5UTF-85.55.5
ANCESTRIS8UTF-85.5.15.5.1
ANCESTROLOGIE1ANSI5.55.5
ANCESTRY2ANSI4.05.5.1
Ancestry.com Family Trees50ANSI5.55.5
Ancestry.com Family Trees575UTF-85.55.5
ASSESSMENT2UTF-85.5.15.5.1
BRANCHES2UTF-85.55.5
BROSKEEP104ANSEL5.55.5
BROSKEEP38ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
BROSKEEP9ANSI5.55.5
BROSKEEP3ANSI5.5.15.5.1
BROSKEEP3UTF-85.55.5
BROSKEEP10UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Centurial7UTF-85.5.15.5.1
CFT1ASCII5.55.5
CFTREE1ANSEL5.55.5
CFTREE1ANSI5.55.5
DBGEN_GIRARD1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Disgen1UTF-85.55.5
DYNASTREE1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
EasyTree3IBM WINDOWS5.55.5
FAMACCESS1ANSI5.5.15.5.1
Familienbande1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Family Echo21UTF-85.5.15.5.1
FAMILY TREE2ANSELUnknown5.5.1
FamilyGTG2UTF-85.5.15.5.1
FAMILY_HISTORIAN2ANSI5.55.5
FAMILY_HISTORIAN11UTF-85.55.5
FAMILY_HISTORIAN1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
FamTree3UTF-85.55.5
FamYX3ANSEL5.55.5
FILAE.COM7UTF-8Unknown5.5.1
FINDMYPAST4UTF-85.5.15.5.1
FTL1ANSEL5.55.5
FTL1ANSI5.55.5
FTM60ANSI5.55.5
FTM2ASCII5.55.5
FTM34UTF-85.55.5
FTM62UTF-85.5.15.5.1
FTSK6ANSIUnknown5.5.1
FTW2ANSI5.35.5.1
FTW77ANSI5.55.5
FTW1ANSIUnknown5.5.1
FTW2IBMPC5.35.5.1
GD-Win1ANSIUnknown5.5.1
GD90 (GDP export)11ANSI55.5.1
GEDitCOM1ASCII5.55.5
GEDitCOM II1ASCII5.55.5
GEDitCOM II1ASCIIUnknown5.5.1
GEDitCOM II5UTF-85.55.5
GEDNOOM3UTF-85.55.5
GENBOX2ANSEL5.55.5
GENBOX1UTF-85.55.5
Geneaal39ANSIUnknown5.5.1
GENEALOGIC1ANSEL5.55.5
GENEALOGIE.COM1ANSI5.55.5
GENEATIQUE15ANSEL5.55.5
GENEATIQUE3ANSI5.55.5
geneatique.net2UTF-85.55.5
GeneWeb487ASCII5.55.5
GeneWeb13UTF-85.55.5
GeneWeb53UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Geni.com41UTF-85.55.5
Geni.com28UTF-85.5.15.5.1
GENJ1ANSI5.55.5
GENJ2UTF-85.55.5
Genlias3ANSI5.55.5
GENNODE1UTF-85.5.55.5.5
GenoPro2ANSEL5.55.5
GenoPro5ANSI5.55.5
GenoPro1utf-165.55.5
GenoPro3UTF-85.55.5
GenoPro1windows-12515.55.5
GensData/D9022UnknownUnknown5.5.1
GensDataPro190ANSI5.55.5
GensDataPro72ANSI5.5.15.5.1
GensDataPro16ANSIUnknown5.5.1
GensDataPro2IBMPC5.55.5
GensDataPro6IBMPCUnknown5.5.1
GensDataPro74UTF-85.5.15.5.1
GensDataPro_b308ANSI5.55.5
GensDataPro_c2ANSI5.55.5
GensDataPro_c42ANSIUnknown5.5.1
GEN_PLUS3UTF-85.5.15.5.1
GL_MONITOR1ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
Gramps31UTF-85.55.5
Gramps78UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Gramps App1UTF-85.55.5
GREATFAMILY_2.2 update 24ANSIUnknown5.5.1
GRUExport2ANSEL5.55.5
Haza-2151ANSIUnknown5.5.1
Haza-Data52ASCII5.35.5.1
HEREDIS 11 PC2ANSEL5.55.5
HEREDIS 14 PC2ANSI5.55.5
HEREDIS 7 PC1IBMPC5.55.5
HEREDIS 7 PC1MACINTOSH5.55.5
HEREDIS 9 PC5ANSEL5.55.5
Heredis IOS20171UTF-85.55.5
Heredis IOS20192UTF-85.55.5
HEREDIS MAC X2ANSI5.55.5
HEREDIS MAC X3MACINTOSH5.55.5
HEREDIS MAC X2UTF-85.55.5
Heredis MAC20171MACINTOSH5.55.5
Heredis MAC20171UTF-85.55.5
Heredis MAC20182ANSI5.55.5
Heredis MAC20182UTF-85.55.5
Heredis MAC20191UTF-85.55.5
Heredis MAC20201MACINTOSH5.5.15.5.1
Heredis MAC20201UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Heredis MAC20211MACINTOSH5.5.15.5.1
Heredis MAC20213UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Heredis PC20175UTF-85.55.5
Heredis PC20186UTF-85.55.5
Heredis PC20194UTF-85.55.5
Heredis PC20202UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Heredis PC20214UTF-85.5.15.5.1
HuMo-gen2UTF-85.5.15.5.1
HuMo-genealogy2UTF-85.5.15.5.1
iFamily for Leopard3UTF-85.55.5
iFamily for Mac1UTF-85.55.5
IGI1ANSEL5.55.5
JanSom1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
KITHKIN_PRO8ANSI5.55.5
LE GENEALOGISTE16ANSEL5.55.5
LE GENEALOGISTE1ANSI5.55.5
Legacy24ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
Legacy5ANSI5.5.1
Legacy52ANSI5.55.5
Legacy126ANSI5.5.15.5.1
Legacy1UTF-85.5.1
Legacy2UTF-85.55.5
Legacy8UTF-85.5.15.5.1
LIFELINES 3.0.62-PT-200904141UTF-85.55.5
MacFamilyTree6ASCII5.55.5
MacFamilyTree12ASCII5.5.15.5.1
MacFamilyTree5UTF-85.55.5
MacFamilyTree69UTF-85.5.15.5.1
MemorixMaior4UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Merge1UTF-85.55.5
Mijn Stamboom Online3UTF-85.5.15.5.1
MinSläkt1ANSEL5.55.5
MobileFamilyTree3UTF-85.5.15.5.1
MYFAMILY1ASCII5.55.5
MyFamilyTree1ASCII5.5.15.5.1
MyFamilyTree32UTF-85.5.15.5.1
MyGEDComGenerator1ANSIUnknown5.5.1
MYHERITAGE490ANSI5.55.5
MYHERITAGE1UTF-82.05.5.1
MYHERITAGE558UTF-85.55.5
MYHERITAGE1506UTF-85.5.15.5.1
MYHERITAGE13UTF-8v1.0.01 Be5.5.1
namen.pl Perl program to make GEDCOM out of excel.csv files1ANSIUnknown5.5.1
OEDIPUS_II5Unknown5.55.5
OPENARCH18UTF-85.5.15.5.1
OPENARCH5UTF-85.5.55.5.5
Oracle_ML1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
PAF5ANSEL5.55.5
PAF3ANSI5.55.5
PAF74UTF-85.55.5
PARENTELE23WINDOWS5.55.5
PARENTELE1WINDOWS5.55.5.1
PAW23UTF-85.55.5
PhpGedView2ANSI5.5.15.5.1
PhpGedView1ASCII5.55.5
PhpGedView1IBMPC5.5.15.5.1
PhpGedView2UTF-85.55.5
PhpGedView9UTF-85.5.15.5.1
PRO-GEN469ANSEL5.55.5
PRO-GEN20ANSI5.55.5
PRO-GEN4ASCII5.55.5
Pro/Familie3ANSEL5.55.5
PyFamilyTree1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Relative1ANSI5.55.5
Reunion10ANSEL5.55.5
Reunion4ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
Reunion1IBM DOS5.55.5
Reunion3IBM WINDOWS5.55.5
Reunion1IBM WINDOWS5.5.15.5.1
Reunion12MACINTOSH5.55.5
Reunion4MACINTOSH5.5.15.5.1
Reunion1UTF-84.05.5.1
Reunion91UTF-85.55.5
Reunion15UTF-85.5.15.5.1
RootsFinder7UTF-85.5.15.5.1
RootsMagic2ANSI5.55.5
RootsMagic56UTF-85.5.15.5.1
RutgersVanDerLoeff1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
SIMPLE_FAMILY_TREE1UTF-85.55.5
SNL2UTF-85.55.5
STAM5ASCII5.35.5.1
Stamboom 20001ASCIIUnknown5.5.1
Stamboom De Luxe1ASCII5.55.5
STAMMBAUMDRUCKER1UTF-85.55.5
SyniumFamilyTree6ASCII5.5.15.5.1
SyniumFamilyTree5MACINTOSH5.5.15.5.1
SyniumFamilyTree99UTF-85.5.15.5.1
TCGB25.55.5
TCGB1ANSI5.5.15.5.1
TCGB2ASCII5.55.5
TCGB1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
Terweij1UTF-85.5.55.5.5
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding19ANSI5.55.5
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding27UTF-85.55.5
TMG8ANSI5.55.5
TreePress1UTF-85.55.5
TribalPages7UTF-85.55.5
UFTREE1ANSEL4+5.5.1
Unknown1ANSI5.55.5
Unknown1ASCII5.55.5
Unknown24UnknownUnknown5.5.1
Unknown3UTF-85.5.15.5.1
UwStamboomOnline.nl8ANSI5.55.5
UwStamboomOnline.nl1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
VERWANDT7UTF-85.5.15.5.1
verzameling1ANSI5.55.5
webtrees33UTF-85.5.15.5.1
WENNEKES1UTF-85.5.15.5.1
WeRelate.org3UTF-85.55.5
WikiTree.com10UTF-85.5.15.5.1
WINFAM11ANSIUnknown5.5.1
WOUTER_VAN_DE_VELDE1ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
WWW1ANSEL5.5.15.5.1
WWW11UTF-85.5.15.5.1
yGED1ANSIV1.05.5.1
ZOOOF1UTF-8Unknown5.5.1