Family History

PhpGedView – genealogy software

PhpGedView is a web-based genealogy program which allows users to view and edit their genealogy on a website.

PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import data from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia like photos and document images.

PhpGedView also simplifies the process of collaborating with others working on your family tree. Its use of the de facto GEDCOM standard allows for importing data from almost any current genealogy program.

PhpGedView uses a theme based architecture allowing users to have greater flexibility over the appearance of the site.

The software uses a simple table layout because it operates primarily on GEDCOM data, and only needs to access the database for search and retrieval.

The GEDCOM 5.5 standard supports multimedia files of all types. Currently PhpGedView supports multimedia objects only as external files. Multimedia embedded in the GEDCOM file itself are ignored.

PhpGedView has built-in support for multiple languages.

Features include:

  • Multi-user, platform-independent system, allowing for distributed work on a family tree.
  • Several modes for protecting the privacy of data, such as protecting all data from unregistered users, or protecting data on living people from unregistered users.
  • Several types of reports and diagrams can be produced.
  • Export to PDF for viewing, storing and printing.
  • Fully compliant with GEDCOM 5.5.
  • Powerful searching features let users find the people they are looking for.
  • Pedigree, Descendancy, and Timeline charts just like in a regular genealogy program.
  • Customizable theme templates.
  • Share your genealogy with your family, friends, and the world over the Internet.
  • Edit your genealogy online.
  • Allow your family members to login and view and/or edit genealogy online.
  • Collaborate better with your family members by working together on the same data set.
  • RSS feed.
  • Supports output to GRAMPS XML file format.
  • Extendable with modules including:
    • Gallery 2.
    • phpBB.
    • Lightbox.
    • Google Maps.
    • Integration modules for content management systems.

Developer: The PhpGedView Team
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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