Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2014, 07:08 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: COWTOWN, TX
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Family Roots program

I need a 'FAMILY ROOTS program. Any help would be appreciated
Old 04-12-2014, 08:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
Posts: 3,541

Rep: Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060Reputation: 1060
I can recommend Webtrees (; from the introduction:
webtrees is the web's leading on-line collaborative genealogy application. It is open source software, and costs $ zero - yes, that means totally FREE!

All you need to use it is a website with PHP and MySQL installed.

It works from standard GEDCOM files, and is therefore compatible with every major desktop application; and it aims to be efficient and effective by using the right combination of third-party tools, design techniques and open standards.
That "... all you need to use it ..." line above means installing and configuring Apache, PHP and MySQL (Webtrees stores all your data in a MySQL/MariaDB data base, accesses it with PHP and displays it on a web page in a browser). Your distribution may already include Apache, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB or you may need to install them from the software additions.

If you have an existing family history program; e.g., Family Tree Maker, you can export your data as a GEDCOM file and import it into Webtrees (saves a whole lot of typing) via a flash drive or CD-ROM.

Webtees is a pretty good system. I've been using it and its predecessor (PhPGedView) for some years after migrating all my family trees from Family Tree Maker. Works fine, easy to learn, well documented and supported by the user community and developers.

Hope this helps some.
Old 04-12-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris 11.3, Oracle Linux, Mint
Posts: 9,705

Rep: Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414Reputation: 414
I'm using Genj which only requires a JVM 1.6 or newer to be installed. Very robust and efficient to handle standard GEDCOM files.
Old 04-12-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: COWTOWN, TX
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled

Many thanks for replying som promptly. I will give it a try.
Old 04-12-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
John VV
LQ Muse
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,181

Rep: Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505Reputation: 2505
there is "Gramps" and it can use the Mormon LDS data format
Old 04-12-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 12,621
Blog Entries: 16

Rep: Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245Reputation: 3245
If you want to use it on your local computer, you could install XAMPP. It works very nicely.

XAMPP is not designed to be public-facing out of the box.
Old 04-14-2014, 04:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Near Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 and 18.2 at present.
Posts: 1,279

Rep: Reputation: 291Reputation: 291Reputation: 291
If you're using it for managing your own private genealogy data, I find Gramps (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) pretty good.
I think most distros have it in their repositories so installing it's fairly simple.

Play Bonny!



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Family Tree program for linux cmcnutt Linux - Newbie 1 05-27-2012 02:06 PM
Differences between Apache 1.3 family vs. 2.0 family rushenas Linux - Software 6 11-07-2007 04:09 AM
Two roots? revenge80200 Yoper 0 01-29-2005 05:55 PM
The different type of roots Gins Linux - General 1 12-19-2004 12:57 PM
Installpkg and different roots pcause Slackware 2 08-12-2003 01:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration