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 2.0.16 was released 4 May 2021.  It runs on PHP 7.1 - 7.4.  This is the latest version of webtrees, and is actively developed and supported.

webtrees 2.0 does not support PHP 8webtrees 2.1, when it is released, will support PHP 8.

webtrees version 1.7.18 was released 10 March 2021.  It runs on PHP 5.3 - 7.3.  This is the final release of webtrees 1.7.

Upgrading from 1.7 to 2.0

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

Transferring from PhpGedView

webtrees 1.7 contains an upgrade wizard to import site settings and user accounts from PhpGedView.  If you are transferring from PhpGedView, you should install webtrees 1.7 first, and then upgrade to webtrees 2.0.

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.