Monday, March 31, 2008

Free/Open-source Genealogy Software

I've been doing a lot of reading and exploring on the internet tonight. I stumbled upon a great article on Tech Source From Bohol - "Free/Open-source Genealogy Software".

They review the following programs:
They all look great and I will have to take them for a spin. The only one I am familiar with and can highly recommend it PhpGedView. Creator John Finlay gave a presentation to the Utah Valley PAF Users Group this past October on it. (He is working on having it sync with New FamilySearch.) I would really like to use this PHP-based web application. After John's presentation we decided to have him teach a series of classes during our break-out session on how to get it up and running. I have yet to watch the DVDs of the class but it is on my to-do list!

If you are interested in purchasing copies of the DVDs the UVPAFUG sells them to members only for $3.00 a piece, plus shipping. You can become a member of our non-profit organization for as little as $10.00 a year with an electronic membership. For further information visit our website at:

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy!


Anonymous said...

I can't say enough about PHPGedview. I have been using it now for about 5 months and absolutely love it!! I have in fact completely stopped using any other programs (PAF, Rootsmagic) in favor of it.

Bernard said...

I've used it as well and while good, I've moved on to TNG. While I had to pay for it, the $30 was well worth it! Also, the support is superior when compared to PHPGedview.