Download v4.2.x

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While the latest stable release is v4.2.4, it was released on 13 January, 2011. The current SVN release is a slightly improved version titled v4.3 and is the recommended stable replacement for v4.2.4. See PGV's Sourceforge help forum for download details.


All older versions are no longer supported and should be upgraded.

Download Packages

For convenience PhpGedView 4.2.4 has been divided into several packages which allows you to choose what you want to download.

Modules are plug-ins to PhpGedView which provide additional features or functionality not found in the core files. Some modules may require additional software. See the installation instructions for each module for their requirements.

PhpGedView (BASIC) 4.2.4
This package contains the core files to run PhpGedView. It includes the most commonly requested themes and language files. It does not include place maps or any modules.
PhpGedView (ALL) 4.2.4
This package contains the complete set files to run PhpGedView, including all themes and language files, place maps and modules. After installation you can disable the modules you don't need.
Windows Demo
This package is a self contained demo version of PhpGedView which can be run out of the box on Windows based systems. This package is great if you want to take PGV for a test drive or if you want to burn your own data for distribution on a CD.
This package includes other themes maintained with PhpGedView. Other user submitted themes can be found at
This package includes place maps for many different countries. Place maps can be enabled in the place hierarchy and on the editing pages.
This package includes the other languages that have been submitted to PGV including Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

Download Modules

To install a module just upload it to the "modules" directory in your PhpGedView folder. All of these modules are included in the "PhpGedView (ALL) 4.2.4" package above.

GoogleMap Module  
This module enables GoogleMap support in the program. It will put a person's events on a map from Google.
Research Assistant Module  
This module enables the a research assistant tool in PGV. This tool is designed to help you with your genealogical research. It provides a way to manage and track research tasks as well as the ability to quickly enter data from sources such as census forms.
Lightbox Module  
This module enables an alternate way to experience media in PhpGedView. It provides an "Album" tab on the individual page, media slideshows, and other media enhancements.
Gallery Module  
This module enables support and integration with the Gallery project.
PunBB Module  
This module enables support and integration with the PunBB forum project. It will allow you to include message forums in your PGV site.
PhpSysInfo Module  
This module enables support and integration with the PhpSysInfo project.
Sitemap Module  
This module enables a site map useful for crawlers and search engines.

Source Repositories

You can also obtain the files from one of the following source repositories

Subversion v4.2+

You can also get the latest bug fixes from the main trunk of the subversion repository. Code in the SVN repository can be considered Release Candidate quality.

If you would like to try out the latest features or help to beta test new versions, then you can get the latest development code from the 4.2 branch of the Subversion repository. Code in any branches of the repository should be considered alpha/beta quality and is not recommended for production environments.

The following SVN command will get you the latest code:

export LC_ALL=en_US 
svn co phpgedview

You can find out more information and browse the SVN repostory online at this location