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The latest stable version of webtrees is 1.7.13. It is available for download from

Note: webtrees 1.7.13 requires PHP5.3 or later. For PHP5.2, you should use webtrees 1.4.6


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webtrees makes extensive use of the the near-universal standard for recording Family History known as a GEDCOM file.

GEDCOM was developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) to provide a flexible, uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmmunication. Its purpose is to foster the sharing of genealogical information and the development of a wide range of inter-operable software products to assist genealogists, historians, and other researchers.

The full specification can be viewed or downloaded from this link: GEDCOM Standard 5.5.1 (file size: 345 KB, MIME type: application/pdf)


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This page has not been reviewed since webtrees 1.7.8. It may be out of date.