Current Version: GEDitCOM II 1.7 Build 2
Last Updated: 14 March 2012
Type: Mac Genealogy Software
Requires: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or newer, Intel-based Mac

Purchase / Download Options:
Price (New): $64.99
Price (Upgrade): $19.99
Demo/Free: In demo/free mode, can be used as a GEDCOM viewer
Location: GEDitCOM II Download Page

iPad / iPhone / iPod touch Mobile Version?
Supports GEDCOM export, which produces GEDCOM files that can be loaded in iOS applications such as MobileFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH (iTunes)

Mac OS X Lion Support: Yes, fully compatible. Options to turn off Lion’s automatic spelling correction. Recommended that OS X 10.7 Lion users use GEDitCOM 1.7 or newer.
Software Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or Newer (See 10.5 notes below)
Hardware Requirements: Intel-based Mac
Older Macs: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and earlier users, along with PowerPC Mac users, can download GEDitCOM II version 1.6 Build 3 (Legacy). See GEDitCOM II legacy download page
GEDCOM Support: Yes
Unicode GEDCOM Support: Yes
LDS Ordinance Support: Yes
Web Page/HTML Creation and Support: Yes (GEDitCOM II Website Tutorial)
Supported Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish (Default Interface) – see the GEDitCOM II interface page

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Users
See the GEDitCOM II Download Page for a special version that runs under Leopard. The normal download now requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Intel) because of a change in the Media Browser.

Developer’s Description
GEDitCOM II is a new genealogy application for MacOS X that sets the standard for ease-of-use, for editing genealogy files, for a customizable user experience, and for power features allowing the greatest access to your genealogical data.

* GEDCOM validation tool
* Multi-Window interface
* Supports research log records
* User interface can be customized to suit your preferences
* Unlimited undo/redo
* Full Unicode text support
* Supports sharing multimedia files with iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie
* Supports creation of books within (Added in GEDitCOM II 1.7) (More genealogy book information at official website)
* Can attach sources to any genealogy data
* Place/Location Research (see notes below)
* iPhoto-like interface can be used to organize records
* Supports scripting using AppleScript, Python, or Ruby to generate information, web content, and other data
* Supports HTML in notes

* It can be used as a free GEDCOM reader to view other GEDCOM files if you choose not to purchase it. ( note: It can handle just about any GEDCOM file you throw at it)
* Date Calculator is free with a purchase of GEDitCOM II
* GEDitCOM Place Advisor – Geographic utility centered on genealogy, that can be viewed within GEDitCOM II for registered users of GEDitCOM, or in web browsers for others.
* This is a complete rewrite of the original GEDitCOM

Other Useful Links
* GEDitCOM Place Advisor (see information in Notes above)
* GEDitCOM II User Interface Formats
* GEDitCOM II AppleScripts and Python Modules
* Using GEDitCOM to Document Census Events Research
* GEDitCOM – Linking Individuals to their Facebook Page
* GEDitCOM II Facebook Page
* GEDitCOM II Discussions on Google Groups

Articles and Reviews:
GEDitCOM II 1.6 and Mac OS X Lion (

Upgrading from Version 1.6 or Earlier:
GEDitCOM II Editor and Date Calculator used to be installed in a folder called “GEDitCOM Extras” under /Applications. That is no longer the case, and the older folder should either be deleted or the newer versions of those apps should be installed in the “GEDitCOM Extras” folder under /Applications.

Release History
GEDitCOM II 1.7 Build 2 – 14 March 2012
GEDitCOM II 1.7 – 6 February 2012
GEDitCOM II 1.6 – 13 November 2010
GEDitCOM II 1.5 Build 2 26 August 2010
– GEDitCOM II 1.5 – Released 11 July 2010
GEDitCOM II 1.4 19 April 2010
– GEDitCOM II 1.3 – Released 9 January 2010 (see GEDitCOM II Release Notes)
– GEDitCOM II 1.2 – Released 7 November 2009
– GEDitCOM II 1.1 – Released 27 August 2009
– Replaces GEDitCOM

– Full GEDitCOM II Gallery

Note: Click the images for larger views

GEDitCOM II – Individual Index
GEDitCOM II Individual Index
(Full-Size Original Image at Flickr)

GEDitCOM II – Family Index
GEDitCOM II Family Index
(Full-Size Original Image at Flickr)

GEDitCOM II – Source Index
GEDitCOM II Sources Index
(Full-Size Original Image at Flickr)

GEDitCOM II – Individual Source Entry
GEDitCOM II Sources Information