Other genealogy software

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In addition to GRAMPS, there are other Free Software or Open Source genealogy programs. Each project has slightly different goals. If GRAMPS does not meet your needs, you may wish to consider one of the following programs.


GeneWeb is a web based system. A brief description from the GeneWeb web site describes the system as below:

GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA.


LifeLines is a text based genealogy system, and probably the first genealogy project available for Linux. The SourceForge project description for LifeLines is as follows:

LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primarily strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format.


PhpGedView is a web based genealogy that uses PHP to display GEDCOM files. The description from the PhpGedView website is as follows:

PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import 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. Your latest genealogy information is always on your website and available for others to see.


Also freeware and commercial genealogy applications are available. You do not have full freedom when using these softwares, be aware of this! We advise you read the copyright notice on what you can do, eg some do not allow selling of output you create (free OSS software allows that), limit what you can do, ...

See Other genealogy software-Freeware-Shareware-Commercial for an overview.