Other genealogy software
In addition to GRAMPS, there are other Free Software or Open Source genealogy programs. Each project has slightly different goals. If GRAMPS does not meet your needs, you may wish to consider one of the following programs.
GeneWeb is a web based system. A brief description from the GeneWeb web site describes the system as below:
GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA.
LifeLines is a text based genealogy system, and probably the first genealogy project available for Linux. The SourceForge project description for LifeLines is as follows:
LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primarily strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format.
PhpGedView is a web based genealogy that uses PHP to display GEDCOM files. The description from the PhpGedView website is as follows:
PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also simplifies the process of collaborating with others working on your family tree. Your latest genealogy information is always on your website and available for others to see.
GED Browser is a GEDCOM converter that produces HTML to display GEDCOM files. The description from the GED Browser website is as follows:
The ultimate tool for converting your genealogy to HTML. No other tool uses such a unique and appealing design that displays both descendants and ancestors in one chart, giving virtually all the information found on a family group sheet. No other tool creates a "Site Map" view of your genealogy showing your entire genealogical tree in a way that graphically depicts the shape of your tree. With every individual represented and linked to their individual pedigree chart.
The Dynamic Family Tree
The Dynamic Family Tree is an MS windows GEDCOM compiler that produces Java based interface to display GEDCOM files in a tree structure. The description from the Dynamic Family Tree website is as follows:
# Displays fully graphical, interactive family tree on a web browser (see example).
- Implemented as a Java Applet - very fast response to user actions.
- Shows children, spouse and four generations of ancestors of the individual at the tree focus.
- Individuals colour coded according to relationship to the tree owner
- Display details by positioning mouse pointer over an individual.
- Display Image (where available) of individual at the tree focus.