Is there any software or service for creating Markdown formatted ancestor/descendant reports from a GEDCOM file? These outputs could serve as a start, containing family outlines.
I don't know of any genealogy programs that export to Markdown.
However, many genealogy programs do export to HTML. You can do the export to HTML, and then use one of the HTML to Markdown converters, such as the Bullseye bookmarklet.
LifeLines has two features which would be perfect for you.
- Its database consists of pure Gedcom records.
- It has a built-in programming language that is powerful enough to generate any type of report when there is an effective algorithm to convert Gedcom to that report. I can only assume there is one for Markdown since you are asking the question.
The pitfalls are:
- LifeLines is a UNIX program (runs fine on Macs, Linux, or Unix-work-alike additions to Windows).
- You have to write the program (I can help you do that).