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gedcom4j is a Java library for loading (parsing) and saving GEDCOM 5.5 or 5.5.1 files to/from a Java object hierarchy, which can be manipulated by your code as you see fit.

Please note that gedcom4j is not an application. It is a library (jar file) that can parse, manipulate, and write GEDCOM data from your own Java programs.


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Matthew Harrah (Frizbog)Project Owner

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Software prerequisites

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Required to build Java 1.7 or later, Maven
Required to use Java 1.7 or later


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