Sample PhpGedView Web Page
|Original author(s)||John Finlay|
|Developer(s)||The PhpGedView Team|
|Initial release||June 2002|
|Stable release||4.2.4 / January 13, 2011|
|Operating system||Web server, MySQL, PHP|
|License||GNU General Public License|
PhpGedView is hosted on Sourceforge, where it was Project of the Month in December 2003. It is a widely used interactive online genealogy application, with over 1600 registered sites as of November, 2008. On June 26, 2006, the PhpGedView site announced that PhpGedView was the most active project at Sourceforge. It was also second most active in July, 2006.
PhpGedView is a multi-user, platform-independent system, allowing for distributed work on a family tree. Users can view, contribute and approve others' contributions, depending on their status. PhpGedView has several modes for protecting the privacy of data, such as protecting all data from unregistered users, or protecting data on living people from unregistered users.
Several types of reports and diagrams can be produced, which can be exported as PDF files for viewing, storing, and printing. Maps can be generated that show all the locations mentioned for a person.
PhpGedView is installed on a web server. The user can either import a GEDCOM file to populate it or build a GEDCOM in place. An external genealogy program can be used to create, edit and upload the GEDCOM. GEDCOMs can also be edited directly in PhpGedView by multiple users registered via the web interface. For each individual in the GEDCOM, a range of data can be recorded, from standard genealogical information, such as dates and places, to employment, education, religion, photos, videos, sources of data, and more. Through version 3 it worked in both MySQL and a non-database index mode. From version 4 on, it works only with a database.
 See also
- webtrees, a fork of PhpGedView
- Project Member List, PhpGedView - SourceForge.net
- PhpGedView - PGVWiki:History- "I soon released the first version on SourceForge in June 2002.– John Finlay"
- PhpGedView - PGVWiki:History- "I decided to develop PhpGedView because I wanted to update the genealogy area on my web site and decided to look around for a dynamic GEDCOM to HTML converter. I looked at few programs, but was sadly disappointed at the design and layout of them. This led me to begin creating my own. I soon released the first version on SourceForge in June 2002.– John Finlay"
- EOGN's Announcements: Neumont University offers free PhpGedView:April 19, 2006 - "Neumont University instructor John Finlay graduated in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University and worked in the BYU Harold B. Lee Library Information Systems Department for three years as a web developer. In June 2002, he founded the Open Source genealogy project, PhpGedView."
- Project of the Month - Sourceforge Project of the Month in December 2003
- Sites Using PhpGedView - List of all registered sites running PhpGedView.
- SourceForge.net: PhpGedView #1 Most Active
- SourceForge.net: Project Statistics For PhpGedView - Jul 2006 Rank 2
- "still being developed". PhpGedView open discussion forum. PhpGedView. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
- PhpGedView Privacy (modes)
- SourceForge.net PhpGedView 4.0 Released
- PhpGedView @ Neumont University -
*Clippings Cart (v4.1)
** Add option to zip the GEDCOM/Gramps XML with the associated media files Gramps XML
*Gramps XML (v4.1)
** Add option to download entire GEDCOM in Gramps XML form
** Add option to retrieve raw data from the SOAP web service in Gramps XML format
** Gramps XML export support to include full source and media support
- Main Gallery website - Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer
- PhpGedView puts your ancestors on the Web, Linux.com, 5 September 2007.
- Joomla! Extensions Directory - phpGedView for Joomla! (User Reviews)