webtrees is the web's leading on-line collaborative genealogy application. It is open source software, and costs $ zero - yes, that means totally FREE!
All you need to use it is a website with PHP and MySQL installed.
It works from standard GEDCOM files, and is therefore compatible with every major desktop application; and it aims to be efficient and effective by using the right combination of third-party tools, design techniques and open standards.
Transferring from PhpGedView
Moving all your important data and configuration settings from an existing PhpGedView ("PGV") setup to webtrees is a quick and painless process.
webtrees has an easy-to-use "wizard" to transfer most of your information, assuming your PGV install meets certain requirements.
See our WIKI page for further details and the few exceptions.
So why not give webtrees a try? There is nothing to lose and a lot to be gained!
The latest version of webtrees, 1.4.1, has been released (27th March, 2013) and includes:
- Refinements and bug fixes to the new media functionality released in 1.4.0
- New Chinese translation
- PGV to WT wizard fixes
- Twenty+ bug fixes
Special Note: If you upgrading from 1.3.2 and use the media firewall, please see the wiki article at Media Firewall
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webtrees must be installed on a web server.
This can be your own, or one of the hundreds advertised on the web. It must conform to the webtrees requirements described on this page:
If you prefer a host that specialises in webtrees, the following page lists some suppliers able to provide one for you: