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Welcome to PGVWiki

A community documentation and support resource for PhpGedView

News and Updates


For further news and updates, see the following pages:

Why PhpGedView?

PhpGedView (PGV) is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy using a web interface. As a flexible, collaborative web server program, hosted online, PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import standard GEDCOM text files from most genealogy programs, and it supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also simplifies the process of allowing others to add to your family tree by presenting all of these functions via a standard web server and browser interface. By using PhpGedView, your latest genealogy information is always on your website and available for others to see.

PhpGedView can run locally on your computer using a webserver, but it is not like typical desktop programs. It requires access to an http server, a database and php. Easy to use and install versions of these functions can be installed with several programs designed for local use - like XAMMP, MAMP and LAMMP - depending on your operating system. However, PhpGedView's primary mission is to foster good, collaborative genealogical practices via a web environment, allowing you to share your family history and expand your tree with the help of others.

To learn more about PhpGedView and how it can help you with your genealogy, please read more on the ABOUT page.

The links to PhpGedView documentation are always available on menu to the left of the page. Key documents are:-



Welcome to PGVWiki, the PhpGedView documentation and support site that anyone can edit. This is a community of people who are interested in recording their family histories and getting the most out the software that we use, PhpGedView.

PGVWiki reached 402 articles on June 25, 2024 thanks to increasingly active contributions from the community.

The basis of this site is on text and links take you to different pages where you can easily add text, whilst those more adventurous members can add graphics and tables. The design of the site is such that if mistakes are made things can be rolled back to previous versions so please get involved. If you are not sure of what to do, read some of the help documentation for the site or contact one of the other users who might help you:- In summary

  • if you can improve it or have something to add, do it
  • edit without fear
  • have your say

If you are not confident and would like to experiment in a risk free environment try out our sandbox.



These general genealogy help links will lead you to an area for information that may assist you in your pursuit of your family's history.

PGVWiki Community


Visit our Community Pages for information on how PGVWiki is organised and what you can do to help.