Comparison of web-based genealogy software

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This article compares several selected genealogy programs that run on a web server. Genealogy websites are not included.

General information[edit]

Software Latest release Free to use Free software Software license
Genealone 2014-03-22 No No Proprietary
Genealone Lite 2014-03-25 Yes No Proprietary
Geneotree 2013-06-25 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
GeneWeb 2013-03-07 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
HuMo-gen 2014-06-27 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
PhpGedView 2011-01-13 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 2013-08-07 No No Proprietary
webtrees 2014-05-02 Yes Yes GNU General Public License

System support[edit]

Software Operating System Programming Language Database
Genealone OS Independent [1] JavaScript, PHP [1] MySQL [1]
Geneotree OS Independent [2] JavaScript, PHP [2] MySQL [2]
GeneWeb OS Independent OCaml  ?
HuMo-gen OS Independent [3] PHP, JavaScript [3] MySQL [3]
PhpGedView OS Independent [4] JavaScript,[4] PHP 4.3 or higher MySQL, Postgresql, SQLite, and SQL-Server [5]
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding OS Independent [6] JavaScript, PHP 5.0 or higher [6] MySQL 5.0 or higher [6]
webtrees OS Independent [7] JavaScript, PHP 5.3 or higher [7] MySQL 5.0.13 or higher [7]

General features[edit]

Software Administration Family View GEDCOM Histories Individual View Mapping Notes Places Photos Recording Simple and Advanced Search Sources Video WordPress integration
Genealone Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8]
Geneotree No [9] Yes[9] Yes[9] No Yes[9] No Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] No Yes[9] Yes[9] No No
GeneWeb
HuMo-gen Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] No
PhpGedView Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] No Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] No
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[12]
webtrees Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] No

Chart features[edit]

Software Ancestry Chart Descendancy Chart Relationship Calculator Timeline Chart
Genealone Yes [8] Yes[8] Yes[8] Yes[8]
Geneotree Yes [9] Yes[9] No[9] No[9]
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3]
PhpGedView Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10]
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes [11] Yes [11]
webtrees Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13]

Site administration features[edit]

Software Backup Custom Events Duplicate Finder Merge Data Mod Manager Multiple Trees Privacy Settings Help Site Templates and Customization
Genealone Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8] Yes [8]
Geneotree  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] No Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [14] Yes [3]
PhpGedView Yes[15]  ? No  ? No Yes [16] Yes [16] Yes [16] Yes [16]
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11]
webtrees Yes[13] Yes[13] No Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13]

Visitor features[edit]

Software Anniversary Calendar Bookmarking Photo Gallery PDF Reports Relationship Finder RSS Feed User Account Registration Multilingual
Genealone Yes [8]  ? Yes [8]  ? Yes [8]  ? Yes [8] Yes [8]
Geneotree  ?  ?  ? Yes [9]  ?  ?  ?  ?
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3] Yes [3]
PhpGedView Yes [16] Yes [16]  ? Yes [16] Yes [16] Yes [16] Yes [16]  ?
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[17]
webtrees Yes[13] Yes[13]  ? Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[18] Yes[13] Yes[13]

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