GED most probably stands for “genealogy data” and therefore most commonly linked with any genealogy data file that is stored in the standard GEDCOM (Genealogy Data Communications) format. This type of file is frequently used to transfer or transmit family tree information among diverse genealogy programs. However, a cross platform game development program called Game Editor also uses the file extension GED to signify a project file. Another less common use of a GED file extension is on arts and letters image files, we don’t see much of this usage type though.
GED files that are used for genealogy data transfer may contain information like name, gender, birthday, relationships structure and other family records related data. These contents can then be imported through different genealogy programs and can then be used to generate a family tree. Some GED files also include links to media like pictures and/or images that can be imported from its specific locations. This type of GED file is stored in a plain text or ASCII text format and can therefore be opened and viewed using a normal text editor. It is highly recommended to use a genealogy data application however in editing the contents of the file.
GED files which contain Game Editor projects on the other hand are used to store data for a game like settings, parameters and many more. This type of file is typically accompanied by a resource folder that may store the necessary media for the game like sounds and images.
Below are the applications that can be used to modify and manage the content of a GED file:
Leister Productions Reunion
Thoughtful Creations Genebox Family History