Files with ged extension are in most cases files that contain GEDCOM family history data which are used by various genealogy applications.

There are 3 other file types using
the GED file extension!

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ged icon.ged - Micrografx simple 3D geometry file

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Software that open ged file

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GED file extension - GEDCOM family history

What is ged file? How to open ged files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension ged is used for GEDCOM (Genealogical Data Communication) file format developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a standard for family history files. Used in many genealogy programs, such as Family Historian, Family Tree Builder.

A .ged file is stored in simple text ANSEL, UNICODE or ASCII file format and viewable in any text editor.

The default software associated to open ged file:

Family Historian picture or screenshot

Family Historian  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Calico Pie Limited

Family Historian is a professional genealogy software.

MacFamilyTree icon

Synium Software logoMacFamilyTree  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Synium Software

MacFamilyTree is modern, interactive genealogy software. It helps users to collect and record facts and data about family history and turns them into informative reports and charts.

It comes with various features to record and visualize your family history - use them to create reports, charts or nifty 3D views within Virtual Tree feature.

Family Tree Builder picture or screenshot

Family Tree Builder  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
MyHeritage Ltd.‎

Family Tree Builder is a genealogy software package which allows the user to create family trees. Users may add birth, death, and marriage dates, notes about where their ancestors lived, their profession, hobbies and interests, and pictures of ancestors. The program can also create charts that show how two people are related. Users can build their family tree either offline or on a secure online site, and offline trees can be published to a family site.

Help how to open:

Use Family Historian, or Family Tree Builder to open *.ged GEDCOM files.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export *.ged files to other formats.

Find conversions from ged file:

ged to ald

ged to aldf

ged to jpg

ged to pdf

ged to svg

ged to uzed

Find converter to ged file type:

uzed to ged

zed to ged

List of software applications associated to the .ged file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ged file, edit ged file, convert ged file, view ged file, play ged file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ged files.

Software that open ged file - GEDCOM family history

Programs supporting the exension ged on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ged file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with ged file by default:
MacFamilyTree small icon MacFamilyTree
Other suggested software:
yEd for Mac
GEDitCOM small icon GEDitCOM



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