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FYI - For those interested in Genealogy ...

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:35 am
by phd21
Hi Everyone,

FYI - For those interested in Genealogy ...

I was speaking with someone about Genealogy today, so I thought I would share some information on Genealogy applications that work on Linux, MS Windows, & Mac.

Gramps - Research, organize and share your family tree with Gramps. Cross-Platform works with MS Windows, Mac, & Linux
In the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)

Ancestris is a genealogy program written in Java. It works under any operating system, Windows, Linux, MacOS

FinFamily is an application for managing your genealogical data. The java application is swing based with Webstart option. It uses embedded H2 database or PostgreSQL database for storage. FinFamily has extra features for Finnish genealogy but is not limited to Finland. Use the built-in H2 database options for simpler setup.

Previous post on this application
[Solved]Genealogical program Finfamily & Postgresql-How-To

GenealogyJ is a viewer and editor for genealogic data, suitable for hobbyist, family historian and genealogy researcher. GenJ supports the Gedcom standard, is written in Java and offers many views like family tree, table, timeline, geography and more. ... ecommended

Genney is a Swedish genealogy program that caters to both beginners and experienced researchers. Genney can be used for Windows, Mac and Linux. ... 3Frid%3D95

"Family Tree" can also be installed in Linux Mint
Might be in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), otherwise click link below and then the easy install Linux ".deb" file.

Unmissable and Free Family Tree Software for Linux ... are-linux/

Hope this helps ...

Re: FYI - For those interested in Genealogy ...

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:53 am
by wallyUSA
@phd21: WOW - What a cache of genealogy info all in one place! Do you use any of these programs?

Thanks so much for all the info and the links as well :D

Re: FYI - For those interested in Genealogy ...

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 pm
by Chrisnz
In Particular... Gramps...

If you end up here and are having issues with Mapping for starters, you may find Synaptics not helping.
However I strongly suggest you get on the Gramps mailer here> ... amps-users
and review the Gramps issues with LM here> viewtopic.php?t=220159
with extra files that are not loaded in LM (Linux Mint) as yet.

The Terminal commands can be copied and the explanation is relatively easy to follow.
If unsure ask in the Gamps e mailer. If your getting error messages prior to loading note the basics down and with the version your running and send them to the Gramps team to investigate. or try which is a little easier to email if unsure.




Re: FYI - For those interested in Genealogy ...

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:24 pm
by Cinammon32
Ahnenblatt is another free genealogy program from
It's a windows based program but work very nicely from Wine. I've been using this one on my laptop when I'm traveling.