.GED File Extension

Developer:
The LDS Church
File Type:
GEDCOM Genealogy Data File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .ged extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ged files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ged files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a GED file?

Ged file extension has GEDCOM Genealogy Data file type, developed by The LDS Church, which is associated with the "data files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

ged file icon
Developer:
The LDS Church
File Type:
GEDCOM Genealogy Data File
Category:
Data Files
Format:
Text

How to open GED file?

Double click the ged file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ged extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ged extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ged file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open GED files

  • Windows Windows
    • Ages! Ages!
    • RootsMagic RootsMagic
    • Ancestral Author Ancestral Author
    • Thoughtful Creations Genbox Family History Thoughtful Creations Genbox Family History
    • Taurus FamilyTree Taurus FamilyTree
    • LifeLines LifeLines
    • GeneWeb GeneWeb
    • Gramps Gramps
    • Behold Behold
  • MacOS MacOS
    • GEDitCOM GEDitCOM
    • Leister Productions Reunion Leister Productions Reunion
    • Taurus FamilyTree Taurus FamilyTree
    • GeneWeb GeneWeb
    • Gramps Gramps
  • Linux Linux

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ged file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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