- System Requirements
- Downloading and Installation
- Running the Application
- Loading and Navigating a GEDCOM
- Using Filters
- Modifying Options Settings
- Using Add-ons
- HTML Export Add-on
- HTML Import Add-on
- Running as an Applet
- Other Functionality
- Getting Updates
- Purchasing a License
- What's new in the current version?
GEDCOM Viewer is a Java(TM)-based application that will load a
GEDCOM file and allow you to browse its contents as well as perform
various other operations. Currently, the basic application provides
the following functionality:
In addition, there are "add-ons" that provide the following features:
- Load GEDCOM from a file or URL.
- Navigate through GEDCOM, viewing individuals, families,
notes, and sources in multiple formats,
including rendered HTML, raw HTML, and raw GEDCOM.
- Check GEDCOM for errors.
- View ancestor and descendant trees in a graphical format.
- Create printed versions of displayed information.
- Set options to control various aspects of the display format.
- (HTML Export Add-on)
Export GEDCOM data to a collection HTML files that can be browsed
by an ordinary Web browser.
The format is similar to that produced by
HTML Export Add-on incorporates most of the customization
options that GED2HTML has, with the important exception that the
output generator currently cannot be reprogrammed as can be done
- (HTML Import Add-on)
Import data from HTML documents produced by various versions of
This can be done either from local files or over the Web.
The resulting GEDCOM can then be saved to a file.
(Please note that this feature is still very preliminary
at this point, but will be improving in the future.)
GEDCOM Viewer is available for download and demonstration
free of charge and with no obligation. The demonstration version of
the program is identical to the full version, except that some
functionality may be reduced or disabled when running under a
demonstration license. It is also possible to load and try out
"add-ons" during the demonstration period.
Once the demonstration period has expired, a purchased standard license
is required to continue using GEDCOM Viewer and any add-ons.
Licenses are purchased online, using screens provided by the application
itself for this purpose. Online payment transactions are handled by
Note that "add-ons" are licensed separately from the basic application,
and may require a separate purchase.