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HuMo-gen – web-based genealogy software

HuMo-gen is a mature, feature-laden, open source web-based genealogy program. This software makes it easy to publish genealogical data on the internet as a dynamic and searchable family tree website.

The software is particularly strong in generating reports. HuMo-gen is installed on a web server and uses a MySQL database to store the genealogical data. The webmaster can build entire family trees on-line with HuMo-gen’s editing menu or choose to upload GEDCOM files that were created with an external genealogy program.

HuMo-gen is classified as a Gedcom to PHP program. This means it knows to take a Gedcom file (files that can be created and exported by all major genealogy programs) and convert it to PHP files, that display dynamic webpages on the internet.

Features include:

  • Easy installation.
  • Reports:
    • Family view (includes Individual view, spouse and children).
    • Ancestor Report.
    • Descendant Report.
    • Outline Report.
    • Fanchart.
    • Ancestor Chart.
    • Ancestor Sheet.
    • Descendant Chart – horizontal/vertical.
    • Y-DNA and mtDNA charts.
    • Hourglass Chart.
    • PDF export of ancestor, descendant and outline reports and of ancestor sheet.
    • RTF export of ancestor and descendant reports.
    • Relationship Calculator / Relation finder.
    • Timeline Report.
    • Google Map integration.
    • Birthday calendar.
    • Advanced search.
    • Bookmarking favorites.
  • Display options:
    • Multiple skins (themes).
    • An adjusted interface for use on smartphones.
    • Photos/Pictures (gallery and display by individuals).
    • Video and audio (recording) attachments.
    • Sources.
    • Professions, Aliases, Notes, Places.
    • Full UTF-8 support (for display of foreign characters as used in French, German etc).
    • RSS feed for birthday notifications, Statistics, Color codes with individuals.
  • Administration:
    • CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to design your own web pages with background information, research material.
    • Automatic update procedure.
    • Backup and restore feature to backup you database.
    • Online editing.
    • Gedcom Export.
    • Batch import of Gedcom files.
    • Compatible with the Gedcom files exported by all major genealogy programs (such as Brothers Keeper, Legacy Family Tree, PAF – Personal Ancestral File, Roots Magic and many more).
  • English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Hungarian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese and Hebrew end-user and administrator interface.

Support: Forum
Developer: Huub Mons, Yossi Beck and others
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


HuMo-gen is written in PHP and JavaScript. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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