Genealogy

Sometimes it is very difficult to get data about your ancestors.

Genealogy (Genealogie, Ahnenforschung) tries to close the gap. The key is to join already available data-sets to even bigger data-sets. 

Data can be shared in the GEDCOM data format. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
GEDCOM
Filename extension.ged
Developed byLDS FHD
Initial release1984
Latest release
GEDCOM 5.5 Standard + Two Errata Sheet
(10 January 1996; 22 years ago)
Type of formatGenealogy data exchange
StandardDe facto[1]
Websitefamilysearch.org/developers/docs/gedcom/

GEDCOM (/ˈɛdkɒm/ JED-kom) (an acronym standing for Genealogical Data Communication) is an open de factospecification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. GEDCOM was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) as an aid to genealogical research.


Fortunately some people are doing research on genealogy. Unfortunately there are different programs, which keep the data private within their data-bases, with no export functionality. 



At the moment I try the free program "Gramps" to structure my information. Gramps uses the GEDCOM specification, and has export and import functionality.


I am researching the following names :

Amles-Westerkamp
Jezierski
Diersch
Dietrich
Kurras
Pofahl
Westerkamp

There are so many genealogy programs available. I will dig into the following in more detail :

AHNENBLATT - FREE
ANCESTRY
GENI  (part of MyHeritage)
GRAMPS - FREE      current favorite
KINSMAP
MYHERITAGE
PHPGEDVIEW - FREE
TNG


Please contact me, if you are interested in a discussion.