A GEDCOM is a file that contains family tree information. GEDCOM files can be loaded into most genealogy software.
Here is the GEDCOM format:http://en.wikipedia..../wiki/GEDCOM#Example
DFTCOM2 is a java program that converts a GEDCOM into a data file and shows the family tree in an applet.http://www.dftcom2.co.uk/
Here is the DFT data file format:http://www.dftcom2.co.uk/web/dftdbs.zip
Between 2003 and just last month, there have been many posts on the DFTCOM2 forum from people who have lost their original GEDCOM files and need a program to convert their DFTs to GEDCOM. However, the DFTCOM2 project was discontinued and no one ever made the converter.
This is a fairly simple project; it is mostly parsing information from one format to another and adding relationships between individuals. I was almost able to make the converter myself, but the numbers that determine the relationships are confusing. However, completing this project wouldn't take more than a day and would help a lot of people recover their family trees.