PhpGedView

by John Finlay
A genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also allows you to collaborate with others working on your family lines. Your latest information is always on your website and available for others to see. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is the developers area for PhpGedView.

Free • Online • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/
Overall82.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 5 2.65
201722.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
20160    No Ratings
Earlier64.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46

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PhpGedView Review by Gene Montgomery,  May 27, 2017

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

I used PhpGedView as the engine on a website I ran for a few years about a decade ago. So, these comments are a bit out of date, if John Finlay has updated his software since then.

But, I’d like to say that the software ran fine on my Linux machine. I am a software developer, so I had no problems with configuring and maintaining the website. The only downside I had was a lack of interest on the part of my relatives that I invited to join me in as a participant on the website. It seemed as if everyone had their own method of documenting the family tree, and “never the twain shall meet” so to speak. Only those who had some acquaintance with software development visited more than once, and their interest waned after a couple visits. Perhaps it was my fault, not providing a blog with interesting factoids and write-ups. But, for whatever reason, I decided it best to drop the website after about 4 years, leaving it to the wayback machines and archives of history. Now I just populate the family tree on my local machine, and generate reports for relatives as they show interest. That works better. PhpGedView would be great for a family grouping large enough to have several who are undaunted by logging onto a web presence to do genealogy.

Biggest Pro: Software works well
Biggest Con: Seems to have a low interest quotient for those who are not web denizens.

PhpGedView Review by LaNell Barrett,  Mar 7, 2017

1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

None.

When there are typos and oversights, human error is natural.
When one finds their beloved grandmother’s and grandfather’s birth and death dates far from accurate, it’s a natural thing to contact the suggested person.
However when you do….and want at LEAST easily verified info corrected…and instead of any help, receive ridiculous foreign language youtube videos emailed in return, take the site out of the hands of Mr. Osbourne III. Let him get back to his ‘beautiful mind’ delusions . Uninterrupted.
I.E. 2nd grade math and jr high biology would point out things that would exclude 10 yr olds from siring or bearing children.

Biggest Con: When there are typos and oversights, human error is natural. When one finds their beloved grandmother’s and grandfather’s birth and death dates far from accurate, it’s a natural thing to contact the suggested person. However when you do….and want at LEAST easily verified info corrected…and instead of any help, receive ridiculous foreign language youtube videos emailed in return, take the site out of the hands of Mr. Osbourne III. Let him get back to his ‘beautiful mind’ delusions . Uninterrupted.

PhpGedView Review by Bill Keene,  Sep 19, 2011

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Thrilled to find this.
I used Family Tree Maker back in the ’90s (Win 3.11) and it was great. Now, stepping (back) into it I bought FTM 2011 only find that it and most everything else (now) is dependent on third party web sites. This just sucks.

All I really wanted was a stand-alone database but I can host PhpGedView online as well and that’s a PLUS.

PhpGedView isn’t what I would call extremely User Friendly (and I hate Java Script) but….
It seems to have everything I was looking for with the added option of running it online.
So far I think it’s fantastic.

I like Open Source software and use a lot of it.
I’ve never contributed to SourceForge - but when I secure CC credit for FTM/Broderbund I’ll send SourceForge that $40.00 I initially spent on the on (the miserable disappointment of) Family Tree Maker.

*One should have a little web hosting and php/css/html/javascript/Mysql knowledge in order to be REALLY happy with PhpGedView.

Thanks!! -to SourceForge

Biggest Pro: Open Source (php), Mysql db driven, configurable, editable, customizable, supported
Biggest Con: Java script, interface/display (as is) not particularly user friendly [requires a lot of custom php editing - for my purpose]

PhpGedView Review by Stompersly,  Feb 6, 2011

Not Rated

I have loved using this now for three years. Before this I just generated a set of web pages from PAF 5 that I had to push up to my hosted web site. Paf was not very pretty or functional.

With this program I just imported my gedcom file and copied the photos I wanted to make public. I did need to update the path to the photos in a setting. Now others can search, print reports, and even download gedcom.

Requires a web server with PHP and MySQL, I found one for $4 per month. Web site is not super good at SEO.

Biggest Pro: Great web pages
Biggest Con: Little complex to setup, need some technical knowledge to host yourself.

PhpGedView Review by Matt Wolfgang,  Feb 5, 2010

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

After years of attempting to find a good way to share genealogy research on-line, we were able to find a way to do the research collaboratively using PHPGedView. It’s the best, hands down.

Biggest Pro: Allows collaborative research, oh yeah, and IT’S FREE!
Biggest Con: Hmmmmm….can’t think of one…

PhpGedView Review by Kevin,  Nov 9, 2009

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Excellent package, and a great way to load, view, and maintain GEDCOM data created from other sources such as Ancestry.com. This software will be a permanent part of my home web server.

PhpGedView Review by Kiwi,  Nov 4, 2008

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

The best web based system available.

Biggest Pro: Web based

PhpGedView Review by Ian,  Sep 28, 2008

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Great program that is easy to use, and allows for online collaboration.

Biggest Pro: Its online, can access it anywhere