GedScape - GEDCOM Viewer and Website Publisher

Family Chart
Family Chart

 

Ancestors Report, Normal Style
Ancestors Report, Normal Style

GedScape is a software tool for browsing, manipulating, converting and extracting data from GEDCOM files. Its a comprehensive GEDCOM file viewer and converter, a great utility in any genealogists toolkit.

GedScape is available for both Windows and Mac.

A free trial version is available (click here to download). The full version can be obtained here.

  • Simply open a GEDCOM file with GedScape, and immediately you can browse a fully indexed family history.
  • Easily view individuals and families, including photos, citations and notes with a simple, intuitive browser-style interface.
  • View indexes of individuals, dates & places,
  • Display charts including pedigrees, family charts, descendants charts.
  • View summary tables of individuals with links to their individual records.
  • Create reports e.g. for ancestors and descendants with photos and narrative descriptions.
  • View an image gallery of all photos.
  • Export web sites with all the display features of GedScape itself (i.e., GedScape is also a GEDCOM to HTML converter). To see an example of such a site, click here (this link will open in a new window).
  • Browse the low-level structure of a GEDCOM file (i.e. at the tag level) but with hyperlinks to move within the file.
  • Convert GEDCOM files to text/CSV files e.g. to extract GEDCOM data to spreadsheets such as Excel.
  • Export new GEDCOM files with character set and text file conversion. Supports all valid character sets defined by GEDCOM 5.5.1 including ANSEL.
  • Selectively exclude or 'privatize' chosen data/individuals from conversion/extraction or website generation, e.g. to remove specific individuals (and/or their ancestors/descendants), or to exclude individuals based on their date of birth so as to remove living people.
  • Tag individuals to highlight them including in generated GEDCOM HTML pages.
  • Supports the entire GEDCOM v5.5.1 specification so you can display all valid data.
  • User Guide: A comprehensive User Guide is included (use the Help menu within GedScape). Much of the information is also available online here.
  • Download: Click here to download.
  • Buy: Click here to obtain the full version.

Common Uses

  • You're a genealogy researcher and you need a quick and easy way to browse GED files without the hassle of importing them into your existing genealogy database
    - GedScape is a great GEDCOM browser, just drop the GEDCOM files onto GedScape and they immediately display using a browser-like display.
  • You want to import selected individuals only from a GEDCOM into your genealogy database
    - open in GedScape, tag the individuals you want, export as a new GED file, then import that into your genealogy database.
  • You want to share a subset of your family tree with others
    - export a GEDCOM from your genealogy database, open that in GedScape, tag the individuals you want to share, re-export just the tagged individuals as a new GED file which you then distribute.
  • You have a GEDCOM from a different system or platform which your genealogy database won't import
    - open the GEDCOM in GedScape, then re-export as a new GEDCOM using a different character set e.g. to convert from ANSEL, ANSI etc. to UTF (Unicode).
  • You want to remove all the citations, and/or notes, and/or multimedia, from a GEDCOM
    - open the GEDCOM in GedScape, then re-export as a new GEDCOM but exclude citations/notes/multimedia.
  • You want to transfer data from a GEDCOM into a spreadsheet e.g. Excel (i.e. convert GEDCOM to text)
    - open the GEDCOM file in GedScape, re-export as a text/CSV file, then open that in the spreadsheet.
  • You want to create a family tree website and your existing genealogy program isn't up to the job
    - export a GEDCOM from your genealogy database, open that in GedScape, adjust preferences to get the appearance you would like in your GEDCOM website, export from GedScape as a web site (thereby creating GEDCOM HTML files), then upload the HTML files to your web server.
  • You need to save your genealogy data as a GEDCOM suitable for import on a different platform e.g. a Mac, or into a legacy genealogy program that requires ANSEL or ANSI format
    - export a GEDCOM from your genealogy database, open that in GedScape, then re-export as a new GED file using whichever character set and/or line endings you need. GedScape supports virtually all character sets used in GEDCOM files.


GEDCOM is the de facto standard data format for exchanging genealogy data. The GEDCOM standard is defined by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Neither GedScape nor Tenset Technologies Ltd is associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All good genealogy database programs can generate GEDCOM files.


GedScape is a product of Tenset Technologies Ltd, © 2011-14 All Rights Reserved. v3.0.01, March 2014
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