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!
webtrees version 1.7.3, released 6 January 2016, is now available for download. This release includes a number of bug-fixes and an update to the census assistant tool.
IMPORTANT NOTE - CUSTOM MODULES
If your upgrading from 1.6.x then delete all custom modules from the modules_v3 folder prior to the upgrade. Once your upgrade has been completed then reinstall the 1.7.x version of the custom module.
IMPORTANT NOTE - SERVER REQUIREMENTS
Note: webtrees 1.7.x requires PHP5.3 or later. However, this will be the will be the last ones to run on PHP 5.3. If your server only supports PHP5.2, then you should install webtrees 1.4.6.
Note that it is harmless to accidentally install webtrees-1.7.x on a PHP-5.2 server. You'll simply get a message telling you to re-install the appropriate version.
See the wiki site for upgrade tips! (wiki.webtrees.net/en/Upgrading).
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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: