Download GEDitCOM II

Click a link below to download GEDitCOM II. The download is a 100% functional version with a trial period of 15 days (which is refreshed for each new version). Try it with your own genealogy data. After the trial period, GEDitCOM II can still be used in a free "reader mode."

GEDitCOM II Download Date Size (MB)
GEDitCOM II, version 1.8
See release notes for more details on all the changes. This version currently requires MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer and a Mac with Intel processors. Use the alternative download below for MacOS 10.5 (Leopard). For older, incompatible Macs, you can try the Legacy download below.
This upgrade is free for currently registered users of GEDitCOM II.
30 Sep 2012 10.4
GEDitCOM II, version 1.8 for Leopard
Unfortunately, the third-party media browser does not run in Leopard. Those using Leopard should download this version instead. It has all the features of GEDitCOM II except it lacks the media broswer.
30 Sep 2012 9.0

Note: For those who interested, a beta version for the next release of GEDitCOM II can be downloaded here.


To install, simply drag GEDitCOM II to your "Applications" folder (replacing any previously installed version).

To add options to edit user interface formats and to do date calculations, drag "GEDitCOM Editor" and "Date Calculator" to your "Applications" folder as well. You can optionally drag them to a separate "GEDitCOM Extras" folder (which for previous users will replace previous versions of those applications).


When you decide to buy, you purchase a license to get a permanent unlocking code. Enter that code into the demo you already downloaded, which unlocks the full version. You do not need to download again.

Import Your Own Genealogy Data

The best way to evaluate GEDitCOM II is to try it using your own genealogy data. To import your own data, do the following:

  1. Start the other genealogy application and open your data file (Mac or PC)
  2. Find the option to "Export" the data to a GEDCOM file and save that GEDCOM file
  3. Copy that exported file to the Mac on which you have installed GEDitCOM II
  4. Start GEDitCOM II and open the file you exported in step 2

GEDitCOM II will read 100% of any GEDCOM file you give it. If any data is missing, it means the other genealogy application you used did not export it completely or correctly. Fortunately, most applications export in GEDCOM format well enough to get nearly all your data into GEDitCOM II.

If you do not have any genealogy data yet, try the sample files that get installed along with GEDitCOM II (click buttons in startup screen to open them). To see a tutorial, start GEDitCOM II and choose the "Quick Start Tutorial" command in the "Help" menu. In additional, more specialized tutorials are available on this web site.

Free "Reader Mode"

Since version 1.4, GEDitCOM II has been made available as a free application for viewing GEDitCOM II files or for opening any GEDCOM file from other software and viewing that data. The advantage to registered users is they can send their data to friends or relatives and even if they do not own GEDitCOM II, they can use the free "reader mode" to view the data (but they will need a Mac to run GEDitCOM II). The advantage to all genealogists is that GEDitCOM II is a powerful genealogy tool. They can open files (any file in the GEDCOM format), validate the data, an even run scripts to generate reports. Hopefully they will eventually see the value of GEDitCOM II and purchase a license.

The limitations of the free "reader mode" are that you cannot save changes made to files or run scripts that save the file or use the scripting command that exports GEDCOM data to files. These limitations only apply to files with more than 25 individuals.

Legacy Download

Starting with version 1.7, GEDitCOM II stopped supporting MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and PowerPC processors. If you are still using these legacy products, you can download the last version that supports them in the following link.

GEDitCOM II Download Date Size (MB)
GEDitCOM II, version 1.6, build 2 (Legacy Version)
This download works in MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and with old PowerPCs chips. It is provided for Legacy users only and is not compatible with MacOS Lion. If possible download the current version above instead.
20 Feb 2011 8.9

Legacy Installation

The legacy download should automatically mount as a disk, show the GEDitCOM II installation package (GEDitCOM II.mpkg), and start the installation process. If installation does not automatically start, double click the package to start it. If the download does not automatically mount a disk, double click the downloaded .dmg file to mount the disk and then double click the installation package file.

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