GeneWeb is genealogy software with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing.
GeneWeb is what is called a “daemon” (in the Unix world). It is a program that spends its time waiting for somebody to send it requests. The program is also able to record a log of the requests made to it.
The software still functions even if a web server has not been installed on the machine.
GeneWeb is used as the engine for several public genealogy websites, including GeneaNet, a collection of inter-searchable genealogical databases currently containing references to more than 225 million persons.
- Web interface.
- High capacity:
- GeneWeb can allow multiple wizards to manage the genealogical database.
- GeneWeb can manage large databases: the Roglo database, for example, is managed by about 200 wizards and contains over 2.5 million entries.
- Dynamic display – the pages that are displayed in GeneWeb are not created beforehand. Each request, even the simplest access to someone’s personal records, are created dynamically, at the time of the request.
- Relationship and consanguinity computing.
- Spelling correction.
- Nobility titles.
- Information update and protection.
- Customization (background color, etc).
- Miscellaneous Features: birthdays, last births, etc.
- Import and export of GEDCOM files.
- Polyglot – GeneWeb has been translated into a number of different languages. It is able to display pages in : Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, German, Danish, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Latvian, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Swedish, and Chinese.
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