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webtrees 1.2.4
webtrees 1.2.4
Original author(s)Greg Roach and John Finlay (PhpGedView)
Developer(s)Greg Roach
The webtrees team[1]
Initial releaseAugust 26, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-08-26)[2]
Stable release
2.0.1 / December 26, 2019; 23 days ago (2019-12-26) [3]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPHP, JavaScript
Available in36 languages[4]
List of languages
Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (GB, US), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Persian, Polish, Portuguese (BR, PT), Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Partial translations for Yiddish, Galician, Indonesian, Romanian, Serbian and Japanese.
TypeGenealogy software
LicenseGNU General Public License

webtrees is a free open source web-based genealogy application intended for collaborative use.

It requires a web server that has PHP and MySQL installed.

It is compatible with standard 5.5.1-GEDCOM files.


webtrees is a fork of PhpGedView, it was created in early 2010, when a majority of active PhpGedView developers stopped using SourceForge[5][6] due to issues with exporting encrypted software.[7][8] webtrees is the second fork of PhpGedView. In late 2005 the first one, called Genmod,[9] was created.

On 26 July 2010, a month before version 1.0.0 of webtrees was released, Dick Eastman, who publishes Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, introduced webtrees as "the wave of the future."[10]

The day version 1.0.0 of webtrees was released, Tamura Jones reviewed and compared Webtrees with PhpGedView.[11]


  1. ^ The webtrees team
  2. ^ webtrees Wiki:History
  3. ^ "webtrees Releases". webtrees. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ "Translation status". lanchpad.net. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  5. ^ "PhpGedView forum thread 2010-02-10: PGV blocked in Cuba, Syria, etc". Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  6. ^ "PhpGedView forum thread 2010-02-18: Future of PGV". Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  7. ^ "SourceForge blog 2010-01-25: Clarifying SourceForge.net's denial of site access for certain persons in accordance with US law". Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  8. ^ "SourceForge blog 2010-02-07: Some good news: SourceForge removes blanket blocking". Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  9. ^ "SourceForge blog 2005-10-24: A new start..." Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  10. ^ "Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter 2010-07-26: WebTrees - a New Web-based Genealogy Program". Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  11. ^ "Modern Software Experience 2010-08-26: Webtrees - web genealogy". Retrieved 2010-11-11.

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