Gedcom Genealogy Search Engines

What is a Gedcom? The GEDCOM, the GEnealogical Data COMmunication standard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), is a text file created by a genealogy program used to simplify the exchange of files between people who use different genealogy programs. GEDCOMs are also used to put family trees on the internet. GEDCOM files have the extension (*.ged).

The following search engines search different gedcom databases that have been uploaded to the internet.

  • Ancestry Public Family Trees
    Ancestry Trees contain more than 1.5 Billion names in family tree gedcoms submitted to Ancestry. Ancestry Trees, submitted by users, are the largest collection of its kind on the Internet.

    Search Ancestry Family Trees

  • Ancestor Search Gedcoms

    Exclusive Custom Ancestor Search of Genealogy Family Tree Gedcoms

    Search for Gedcom Files:   

    Search for text Gedcom Files that have not been converted to HTML (web page format) These files are still in the genealogy program format. Caution: Open a gedcom as a new file as it may open using your genealogy program. Keep any file you may open separate from your own genealogy file.

  • Family Search
    Search the Pedigree Family Trees of the Mormon LDS - Church of the Latter Day Saints. These family trees have been uploaded by FamilySearch users from gedcoms and is one of the world's largest collections of lineage-linked records.

  • RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
    More than 600 million names submitted by users via GEDCOM files
    Given Name omit living
    Birth Place omit blanks
    Birth Year
    Death Place omit blanks
    Death Year
    Marriage Place omit blanks
    Marriage Year
    Fuzzy Search  (uses soundex)