Share Your Genealogy and Collaborate with Relatives Online Using PhpGedView. John Finlay. PhpGedView. Collaboration. How many of you have ever had to match and merge data?. Sharing. How many of you post your genealogy on a website?.
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How many of you have ever had to match and merge data?
How many of you post your genealogy on a website?
Updates from family come back to you
PhpGedView (PGV) is an internet based genealogy program that you can use to:
setup your own genealogy website
edit your data online
collaborate with people working on the same family lines
also great for surname studies or locality studies
PGV can do all of the things that a typical desktop genealogy program can do, but it runs over the internet.
It imports and exports GEDCOM files, so it is compatible with other genealogy software.
PGV includes standard genealogy charts such as pedigree, descendant and family group.
It also has lists, calendars, PDF reports, and several other charts.
PGV supports photos, audio, and many other types of media.
Suppose you have Aunt Edna who lives in New York working on her favorite family lines
Uncle Kobi lives in Israel and works on his favorite people
Leonid in St. Petersburg updates his part of the family
You live in Utah and work on your favorite lines
Give Aunt Edna, Uncle Kobi and Leonid the ability to edit online
They keep their favorite lines up to date
You keep the ability to review new data before it goes live on your site
PGV can be downloaded for free from the genealogy program can do, but it runs over the internet. http://www.phpgedview.net website.
It requires that you have some web-space that supports the programming language PHP and it will take some technical knowledge to set it up.
There are also several hosting services that can set it up for you for a nominal fee.
PGV has many privacy functions built into it to protect personal information about living people.
The default privacy settings will hide the names and details of living people from users who are not logged into the site.
These privacy features can be adjusted by site administrators to meet their desired level of privacy.
This has been a brief overview of what we can cover in an hour. There are many more features you will discover as you explore PhpGedView.
Site Help pages explain the functionality.
You can find more on PGV in http://www.phpgedview.net/ and http://wiki.phpgedview.net/
You can connect with other PGV users through online forums at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/phpgedview
Advanced Research Assistant
Track the research you do for individuals and families
Enter multiple events and connect them to people
Track who is doing what LDS temple work
Link people from different websites
Integration with new FamilySearch