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Old 09-18-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
JerryMcFarts
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Wiki => Family Tree?


Hi, I have just started my search, but I am wondering if there is a Family tree Webapp that will allow people to join and add to the family tree.

I really like how wiki works, people add their 2 cents and I was wondering if there was a program/webapp that already did this function or I should look into altering the Wiki itself and try to program it into a family tree app. (I am a novice programmer)
 
Old 09-18-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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Not a specific family history Wiki, but there is rootsweb (and others) with specific family interests as you probably already know.

You might want to look at LifeLines, http://lifelines.sourceforge.net. You can import GEDCOM files, create reports, etc., etc. There are a couple of Java-based applications that are getting there if you look around -- I seem to remember one that let folks from the outside world access (sorry, I don't remember what it is; Google is your friend).

Give some thought to starting your own Wiki -- you can get the software, build and install it, and roll your own Wiki.

Go look at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki, which is the software for Wikipedia that you can download and install on your own system and set up a Wiki for whatever purpose you may have in mind.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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hello What I have found is this: http://www.phpgedview.net/
It is built with PHP and a nice layout. I am not much of a programmer, so unless i find something better phpgedvew seems pretty nice.

also I am looking at this: http://genj.sourceforge.net/page/applet/en
But its java based, and I find java to be to be bulky and crash/freeze at times.

php IMO is more of a stable enviroment.

I will now go look at the wiki plugins, thanks you for your post
 
Old 09-18-2006, 09:51 AM   #4
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Ah-ha! That's the one I was thinking of... thanks for the reminder.

Installing MediaWiki doesn't require "programming;" read and follow the directions carefully and you've got the basis of Wikipedia to play with. If you want to set up a web page of any kind, you'll need to be familiar with configuring Apache, PHP and other things (it's not that hard, just takes a while to "get" it). If you got PHPGedview going, you're already half-way there.
 
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