Uploading Your gendex.txt File

A free automatic indexing service

Several GEDcom converters automatically create a file called gendex.txt, which lists all the individuals in the file with birth and death details (but no lineage or other information).

Once you have uploaded your Web pages to the server (including gendex.txt), you can submit details to our Family Tree Indexing Project, which will then add the details from your gendex.txt to a searchable index with links to your site.

Search the Family Tree Indexing Project

When visitors to our site search and find matching names in your gendex.txt file, they are directed to your site for the details.

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About gendex.txt Files

The gendex.txt concept was developed by Eugene W. Stark who included the feature in his GEDCOM to HTML translator software, GED2HTML, which helped people publish their family trees on the Internet.

GED2HTML is a program that inputs genealogical data in GEDCOM format, and outputs a collection of HTML files suitable for presentation on the World Wide Web. The output produced consists of HTML files containing the individual data, an index suitable for quickly locating an individual by name and an auxiliary surname index with links to the first individual with each surname.

The gendex.txt files were originally accepted by Stark's GENDEX site, but since that site was retired in 2004, other sites (including ours) have begun supporting the format.

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