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webtrees is a leading digital resource for those interested in tracing their family history. The software operates as a robust online platform, providing tools and resources to delve into the world of genealogy and establish comprehensive family trees.

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webtrees - the web based Family History Software - is based on the popular PhpGedView (‘PGV’) application. Whereas PGV aimed to do everything for everyone, webtrees aims to to be efficient and effective by using the right combination of third-party tools, design techniques and open standards.


One of the main features that sets webtrees apart is its collaborative functionality. It allows scholars, researchers, and family members to pool their knowledge together. Users can contribute information and help build expansive family trees that span generations. The application supports international character sets and calendars, multilingual translation, privacy options, RSS feeds among other functionalities.

In addition to its strong suite of features, webtrees also offers myriad import and export capabilities. Users can easily transfer data in GEDCOM format - a standard for sharing genealogical data. Moreover, the software operates on an open-source model which encourages users to modify and improve upon it, contributing back to the community.

With 259 GitHub stars and the latest commit on 2023-07-27 the project looks healthy.