Collaborative Genealogy: Programs to Help Families Work on Websites Together

Random Genealogy’s article on “Online Genealogy Collaboration” reviews several collaborative genealogy programs to help family members work together online to create and maintain their family history websites and genealogy data.

They review The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding v5, PhpGedView, and phpmyfamily.

My brother and I have been talking about expanding our family’s website to encompass our genealogy research, as well as to make it easier to share with other family members. This has been going on since last year, and we are just now getting around to it. What I have found is surprising, to say the least. There is a lot of good online genealogy software out there. I’m not talking about simply exporting your genealogy information to a web page format. I’m talking about true, real-time collaboration, that doesn’t require you to upload a new batch of files every time you make changes or additions. They are database driven, don’t require a lot of know-how (most have clear instructions and a helpful community), some are even free, and, well, they are just plain cool.

While is ideal as a collaborative blog, to manage family tree information, those three programs are options I’m considering adding to this blog.

Have you worked with these? What do you think? Have you gotten them to integrate with WordPress or your blogging software?

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