GEDCOM is the only supported standard for Genealogical information.
GEDCOM avoids The GEDCOM database can be opened by other Genealogical software.
Augean uses GEDCOM for the internal database. All data is stored in pure GEDCOM

Click GEDCOM ⟶ View GEDCOM to view the representation of GEDCOM

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The GEDCOM ID for Objects is shown in the table
Links to GEDCOM structures are shown as Link

Links are shown in blue

Because the internal structure of the database is GEDCOM
information can be exchanged with other genealogical software without any loss of information
The transaction manager within Augean, keeps the GEDCOM correct.

The    buttons are used throughout Augean to provide a view of the GEDCOM

Buttons to view GEDCOM
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Direct Editing of the GEDCOM is possible through Right Click > Set

Direct Editing of GEDCOM
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Direct Editing of GEDCOM

But it is recommended to use the GEDCOM Editor to edit the GEDCOM
Changes to the GEDCOM are recorded in the Session Log.
Changes are tracked and can be undone.