PhpGedView is open source genealogy software that is designed to run on a web server. It can be used to collaborate between users even if they use different operating systems on desktop computers.
I am running it on this site. If you would like to share genealogy data or want to try out a demo, please contact me using the form below.
PhpGedView web site: http://www.phpgedview.net/
You can download the program for free from the PhpGedView web site or from Source Forge https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpgedview/.
Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpGedView
What if you don’t have web hosting?
MySQL, PHP, and Apache web server comes pre-installed on most recent Macintosh computers. For Microsoft Windows desktop computers you may install XAMPP. This will allow you to use PhpGedView on your local computer like a desktop application, but you won’t be able to collaborate with others the way you can if you have web hosting — details here. Most ISPs don’t allow you to run a public web server through their connection.
It is worth shopping around for web hosting. You can often get hosting with a lot of features for less than $10 a month. This is less than the cost of many commercial online sites plus you can run other software (such as a blog or photo gallery or an interactive site to advertise your business) too.
Ask.com – simple instructions for sharing genealogy data using GEDCOM files: GEDCOM 101
Armstrong County Historical Society
Mildred Lankerd-Thomas Genealogical Library
300 North McKean Street – P.O. Box 735
Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201-1345
Photo from the Armstrong County Genealogy Library on July 11, 2010, by Kathy M.