Web based family history software

About webtrees

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.


Latest Releases

webtrees version 2.1.17 released July 2023. This supports PHP versions 7.4 - 8.2. This is the latest version of webtrees, and is actively developed and supported.

webtrees version 2.0.26 was released November 2022. It runs on PHP 7.1 - 7.4. It only receives security updates.

webtrees version 1.7.20 was released  June 2022. It runs on PHP 5.3 - 7.3. This is the final release of webtrees 1.7.

Upgrading from earlier versions.

You will need to check/update a few things before you upgrade. Read the upgrade notes before you start.

Web Hostingweb hosting

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:

System requirements.

If you prefer a host that specialises in webtrees, the following page lists some suppliers able to provide one for you:

Specialist web hosting advertisements.