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 Version Free to use Free software Software license
Genealone 2015-10-04 2.0 No No Proprietary
Geneotree 2014-10-14 3.50 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
GeneWeb 2014-09-04 6.08 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
HuMo-gen 2015-11-20 5.1.7 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
PhpGedView 2011-01-13 4.2.4 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG) 2015-01-26 10.1 No No Proprietary
XHTML Family Tree Generator[1] 2013-02-24 2.3.11 Yes Yes GNU General Public License
webtrees 2016-01-06 1.7.3 Yes Yes GNU General Public License

System support[edit]

Software Operating System Programming Language Database
Genealone OS Independent [2] JavaScript, PHP [2] MySQL [2]
Geneotree OS Independent [3] JavaScript, PHP [3] MySQL [3]
GeneWeb OS Independent OCaml  ?
HuMo-gen OS Independent [4] JavaScript, PHP [4] MySQL [4]
PhpGedView OS Independent [5] JavaScript,[5] PHP 4.3 or higher MySQL, Postgresql, SQLite, and SQL-Server [6]
TNG OS Independent [7] JavaScript, PHP 5.0 or higher [7] MySQL 5.0 or higher [7]
webtrees OS Independent [8] JavaScript, PHP 5.3 or higher [8] MySQL 5.0.13 or higher [8]

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[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9]
Geneotree No [10] Yes[10] Yes[10] No Yes[10] No Yes[10] Yes[10] Yes[10] No Yes[10] Yes[10] No No
GeneWeb
HuMo-gen Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] No
PhpGedView Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] No Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] No
TNG Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[13]
webtrees Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] No

Chart features[edit]

Software Ancestry Chart Descendancy Chart Relationship Calculator Timeline Chart
Genealone Yes [9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9]
Geneotree Yes [10] Yes[10] No[10] No[10]
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4]
PhpGedView Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11] Yes[11]
TNG Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes [12] Yes [12]
webtrees Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14]

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 [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9]
Geneotree  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] No Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [15] Yes [4]
PhpGedView Yes[16]  ? No  ? No Yes [17] Yes [17] Yes [17] Yes [17]
TNG Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12]
webtrees Yes[14] Yes[14] No Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14]

Visitor features[edit]

Software Anniversary Calendar Bookmarking Photo Gallery PDF Reports Relationship Finder RSS Feed User Account Registration Multilingual
Genealone Yes [9]  ? Yes [9] Yes [9] Yes [9]  ? Yes [9] Yes [9]
Geneotree  ?  ?  ? Yes [10]  ?  ?  ?  ?
GeneWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
HuMo-gen Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4] Yes [4]
PhpGedView Yes [17] Yes [17]  ? Yes [17] Yes [17] Yes [17] Yes [17]  ?
TNG Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[18]
webtrees Yes[14] Yes[14]  ? Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[19] Yes[14] Yes[14]

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