Gedcom Files

Gedcom is an acronym standing for Genealogical Data Communication. The specification for Gedcom files was originally developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an aid to genealogical research. Gedcom files will only be useful to you if you use a genealogy software program.

What are Gedcom Files?

Gedcom files use a program-independent data format to represent family history data. This enables family history information to be shared between different genealogy programs. Most modern genealogy programs can export the data from the program database as a gedcom file, which can be imported into a different genealogy program. The gedcom format is supposed to be a standard (the latest version of the standard is 5.5) which defines how the data is formatted in the file. Unfortunately, many software programs do not adhere rigorously to the standard, and have their own extensions to it. This means that it is not always possible to share all the information between different programs. However, most of the basic information is usually imported and exported correctly between programs. When we generate the gedcom files for this Web Site we use an option of our genealogy programs which is supposed to produce files compatible with the gedcom 5.5 standard. Please let us know if you have problems importing any of our gedcom files.

What use is a Gedcom File?

The short answer is that the gedcom file can contain much more information than that included in a descendant tree.

The family trees which are, for instance, presented in the Lovelock Family Trees Overview section of this Web Site display basic information about the descendants (and spouses of descendants) of the progenitor of the tree; the information includes the name and dates of birth/baptism, marriage, death/burial for each descendant (and the descendant's spouse) where available. However, when one does family history research one collects much more than this basic information, including:
Genealogy software programs are able to store all this information, and are able to export it to a gedcom file in order to share it with other family historians, who may be using a different genealogy program.

Available Gedcom Files

The following table lists the available Lovelock gedcom files with a short description of what they contain. Further details concerning some of the files are provided below the table. In most cases a gedcom file contains a single tree; however for historical reasons this is not the case for the Wiltshire and Middlesex trees, for which the gedcom files contain several trees, as described below.

To download a gedcom file, right click on the corresponding link in the left hand column of the table below, and select a folder to save the file to.

Note that the latest update information concerning the different files is provided on the What's New page.

Gedcom Name

(right click on the link in the column below to download the desired gedcom file)


Wiltshire Trees 1 This gedcom file contains the following trees:
- The Lieflock Line
- The Tangley Tree (see footnote)
- The Wootton Rivers Tree
Wiltshire Trees 2 This gedcom file contains the following trees:
- The Lyneham Line
- The Ramsbury Tree
- The Shrewton Tree
- The Warminster Tree
- The Wootton Rivers Tree 2
- The Lyneham Tree 2
Wiltshire Extras This gedcom file contains a collection of Wiltshire tree fragments and isolated families, which had not been connected to any of the established Wiltshire trees listed above at the time maintenance of the file was terminated. 23-Oct-2006
Wiltshire and beyond
This file consists of the aggregate of the above three gedcom files, as they were on 29 Sep 06. Since that date the file has not been updated. Any new or modified data will have been included in one or other of the top two files above.
Wiltshire - Cornwall Descendants of Robert Lovelock b abt 1749/50 at Easton Royal, Wilts, who married Jane Taye on 15 Oct 1815 at Budock, Cornwall. 18-Jul-2019
Collingbourne Kingston
This tree begins with John Lovelock born between 1749 and 1750, and buried in 1823 at South Tidworth, Hampshire.
Ropley - Tidcombe
This gedcom file contains the following trees:
- The Ropley - Crondall - Dogmersfield Tree
- The Wroughton - Tidcombe Tree
This tree starts with an unidentified Lovelock whose son John Lovelock born between 1772 and 1776 married Sarah Clifford in Cholderton in 1796. 31-Jan-2021
This tree starts with an unidentified Lovelock with children John and Ann who were born some time before 1707. 31-Jan-2021

Aldermaston The progenitor of this tree is Edward Loveluck, bur 7 Mar 1701 at Sulhamstead Abbots, Berks. 4-Mar-2021
Beenham- Berks The progenitor of this tree, James Lovelock, married 9 Nov 1760 at Beenham, Berkshire; the tree extends into Cheshire and Lancashire. 31-Jan-2021
Bray-USA A tree which begins with John Lovelock and Elizabeth Oxlade who married in Bray, Berkshire, on 5 Dec 1774. 31-Jan-2021
Hungerford - Shalbourne A tree which begins with John Lovelock who married Sarah Dore on 29 Apr 1770 at Hungerford (Berks) with links to Shalbourne (Wilts/Berks) and beyond. 31-Jan-2021
Kintbury Descendants of Thomas Lovelock and Elizabeth Unknown. He was buried at Kintbury on 7 Apr 1711. 31-Jan-2021
Lambourn - Sparsholt This tree begins with John Lovelock, who may have married a Jane or Jean, otherwise unknown, and then Mary Drue on 1 Nov 1708, and who was buried on 10 Nov 1724 at Lambourn, Berkshire. 24-Jan-2021
Descendants of Thomas and Joane Lovelock, who were buried at Fawley, Berkshire but whose origins and place of marriage are unknown. 19-Dec-2020
Wallingford Berkshire Tree Gwen Eastment's, Robert Sterry's and John Lovelock's Line. Mostly Berkshire but also extends into Oxfordshire and as far as Australia. 27-Feb-2021

Wiltshire Trees 1 This gedcom file contains:
- The Tangley Tree (see footnote)
This tree begins with an Unknown LOVELOCK who had sons Thomas born 1763/4 and Christian born 1767/8, both buried at Compton. 4-Mar-2021
Progenitor John Lovelock, married Elizabeth Cooper at Froyle on 9 Feb 1771. 23-Jan-2021
Hants-Suffolk- Rutland-Herefordshire A tree which begins with the marriage of Thomas Lovelock to Lydia Carter at Twyford, Hants on 21 Nov 1771 and extends through Suffolk, Rutland and Herefordshire, and on to New Zealand. 31-Jan-2021
Kingsclere Descendants of Francis Lovelock and Ann Payne who married on 8 May 1743 at Kingsclere, Hants. 4-Mar-2021
This tree begins with the marriage of Richard Lovelock and Mary Munday at Amport, Hants on 15 Oct 1795.
Portsmouth This tree is based on a gedcom file submitted by Roger Hobbs in March 2006. However, additional material is included, but Roger's proposed connection to the Ropley, Crondall and Dogmersfield Tree is not. 31-Jan-2021
Ropley - Tidcombe
This gedcom file contains the following trees:
- The Ropley - Crondall - Dogmersfield Tree
- The Wroughton - Tidcombe Tree
London and Middlesex

Islington Descendants of Thomas Lovelock and Sarah Unknown 31-Jan-2021
Lambeth (London), Australia and NZ
Descendants of Stephen Lovelock and Elizabeth Jones of Lambeth.
This gedcom file contains the following trees:
- St Pancras (main) Tree
- Bethnal Green Tree
New Brentford Descendants of William Lovelock and Sarah Unknown 3-May-2020
Descendants of William Lovelock, born 1804/5 Stepney, Middlesex.
2nd Stepney
Descendants of William Lovelock and Jane Unknown 17-Jun-2020
2nd St Pancras
Descendants of Richard LOVELOCK and Mary UNKNOWN
Richard LOVELOCK and Mary COOPER

Farnham, Surrey
Descendants of Stephen Lovelock born abt 1782/3 at Farnham, Surrey. 19-Jan-2021

Shipton Moyne and Derbyshire Descendants of Thomas Lovelock and Mary Saunders, married 16 Jun 1799 at Shipton Moyne, Glos. 31-Jan-2021
Other Counties

Beckenham, Kent Descendants of William Lovelock born about 1804 in Beckenham, Kent 17-Mar-2021
Bridgwater Fragment (Somerset) Descendants of Charles Lovelock, married Catherine Player at Glastonbury 7 Feb 1725 18-Jul-2019
Hambleden-Tasmania Descendants of Thomas Lovelock and Elizabeth Willis, marr 1 Oct 1738 at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire 31-Jan-2021
Tonbridge, Kent
Descendants of Levi Lovelock, married Maria Foreman at Tonbridge, Kent 27 Jan 1793 18-Jul-2019