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Original author(s)John A Nairn[1]
Developer(s)RSAC Software
Initial releaseDecember 7, 1998; 21 years ago (1998-12-07)[2]
Stable release
2.3[3] / 17 November 2016; 3 years ago (2016-11-17)
Operating systemMac OS X (10.4 or higher)
Available inMultilingual (6)
TypeGenealogy software

GEDitCOM is genealogy software for the Mac OS X. The program provides methods to input, manipulate and view information about a family history. It includes options to produce charts depicting family relationships and to produce Web pages for publishing a family history online.

GEDitCOM has native support of GEDCOM files,[4] and is customizable and extensible through Applescript, Python, or Ruby.[5]

Version history[edit]


GEDitCOM II v1.0 was released[6] 7 June 2009 and was a complete rewrite of GEDitCOM 3.82 as a universal binary Cocoa-based application, which runs under OS X 10.4 and higher.

GEDitCOM (Classic)

GEDitCOM v1.0 was released 7 December 1998,[7][8][9] with the final version 3.82 released on 7 June 2009[10] which runs on MacOS 8.1 or newer.[11][12]

GEDitCOM Version 2.0

The most significant changes were the introduction of "Extensions" (or GEDitCOM II plug ins), dynamic editing in trees, and redesigned help window[13]


Supported languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish.[14]


  1. ^ Professor John A. Nairn
  2. ^ GEDitCOM Version History, Wayback Archive
  3. ^ GEDitCOM II Release Notes
  4. ^ GEDitCOM 3.x review
  5. ^ GEDitCOM II Scripting Tutorials
  6. ^ GEDitCOM II Release Notes
  7. ^ GEDitCOM for PowerMac, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter--9 February 1999
  8. ^ Wayback Archive of Old Website
  9. ^ Journal of Online Genealogy - Volume 3, Number 5, December 1998 - Software Trends - GEDitCOM 1.0 for the Power Macintosh, By John Nairn Wayback Archive
  10. ^ GEDitCOM legacy web site.
  11. ^ GEDitCOM Legacy Downloads
  12. ^ MacAttack, 12/1/2001, By Allison Stacy, Third-party review (of GEDitCOM, not GEDitCOM II), Family Tree Magazine.
  13. ^ GEDitCOM II Release Notes, Version 2.0 (released 17 Aug 2014)
  14. ^ GEDitCOM II Interfaces, Supported languages: E=English, Fr=French, Sp=Spanish, P=Portuguese, Fi=Finnish, Sw=Swedish.

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