Genealogy Software


I started looking at genealogy software again. I have plenty of options for editing “GEDCOM(GEnealogical Data COMmunication)”:gedcom files such as “Gramps(Free Genealogy Software)”:gramps and “MacFamilyTree(Family tree software for the Mac)”:mft but what I’d really like is something integrated into this site for viewing and possibly updating family tree information. Topping the list is “PhpGedView”:pgv. It looks very powerful and has all the features I could ever want. Integration with WordPress looks to be non-existant. Then, there is “Retrospect GDS”:rgds which I tried a long time ago. The downside of “Retrospect GDS”:rgds is that it’s for display only. Ideally what I’d like is for other family members to be able to update their own branches of the tree. There are commercial solutions like “TNG”:tng that look really nice but I don’t know how committed I am to this project to lay out the $30. I’ll probably take a closer look at “PhpGedView”:pgv and work on theming it over the next couple of weeks.


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