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Several bloggers put up posts about a new website called Build a Better GEDCOM Wiki. The current goals of the site include the following:
Based upon information provided on this page and others, we will attempt to build a set of goals here for the current project of replacing/updating GEDCOM. This new standard will be referred to as BG
(Better GEDCOM) in this discussion.

  1. BG should remain a file format technology capable of serving as a data archival repository
  2. BG should be XML-based using Unicode character set in UTF-8 encoding
  3. BG should require a software application to export all data to be in compliance
  4. BG should require a software application to have a robust conflict resolution facility prior to final import to be compliant
In answer to the question of what genealogists need? The site makes some valuable observations:

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