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   GEDCOM - A Killer XML Application?

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  • From: Sean Mc Grath <digitome@iol.ie>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 14:44:24 GMT

I have been wandering the Web searching for my Wife's relatives
(surname Kilcawley. Know anyone?) and have learned very quickly that there
is a *huge* amount of genealogy stuff/activity on the Web.

Most of it revolves around a genealogy file format called GEDCOM
that apparantly originated with the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

This is a snippet of Gedcom:

 1 NAME Archibald  /BARD_(Beard)/
 1 SEX M
 2 PLAC Antrim,Ireland
 2 DATE    FEB 1765

Sure looks like a cool XML application to me! I mean,the whole
point of these GEDCOM files is publishing/interchange of
genealogy data. Richly structured hierarchies. Oodles of
scope to show of spiffy XLL linking, spiffy XSL rendering,
intelligent search agents. The whole nine yards.

Has anyone looked into this? If not, anyone interested
in helping to get a ball rolling?

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