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Open Source Ancestry Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Ancestry is Gramps. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Ancestry and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Ancestry are webtrees, Ancestris, GeneWeb and LifeLines.

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    Gramps

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    43 alternatives to Gramps 

    Gramps is a Free Software Project for Genealogy, offering a professional cross-platform genealogy program, and a wiki open to all.

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    1.  Import CSV DataGramps can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    2.  PortableGramps can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    webtrees

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • PHP
    • SQLite
    • PostgreSQL
    23 alternatives to webtrees 

    Webtrees is a free, open source, website based, collaborative genealogy application. It works with standard GEDCOM files and is installed on a web server using PHP and MySQL (or Postgres, SQL Server, or SQLite).

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    Ancestris

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Haiku
    25 alternatives to Ancestris 

    Ancestris is a free software suitable for all genealogists. It is available on all operating systems.

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    1.  PortableAncestris can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GeneWeb

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    28 alternatives to GeneWeb 

    GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA.

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    LifeLines

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    35 alternatives to LifeLines 

    LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primary strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format.

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    1.  Command line interfaceLifeLines either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Family Gem

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      42 alternatives to Family Gem 

      Android app for genealogical trees.

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      GeneoTree

      • Windows
      • Linux
      29 alternatives to GeneoTree 

      Geneotree is an open source web-based genealogy application developed in the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database. It installs on Linux and Windows and works natively with GEDCOM files. It makes a variety of reports as PDF files.

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