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FTree is an X-windows program to store and display family tree genealogy information.

FTree has been designed to run under Linux (Intel platform only at present) and has been built with the Xforms GUI tools.

Latest main version is: 2.0, Sun 03 Apr 2005 21:50

There are also some more recent development/bugfix versions

Major features


The standard static build of FTree should run on anything from and old RedHat 5.2 to a new Suse or Fedora Core.

FTree uses the GEDCOM data format to store information because it is simple, ASCII, flexible and it makes it possible to interchange data with many other genealogy programs on other platforms.

In practice that means you can probably read much of your existing data and will be able to take data from FTree to use in another package. FTree does fairly well with many GEDCOM files from other systems. (see the current supported tag list and the FAQ section on compatibility for more information). The biggest file I've got is about 8000 people and, although it takes a bit of loading and linking, it works well.

GEDCOM is very comprehensive and there are some GEDCOM tags that are preserved but not (yet) available in the GUI. There are some GEDCOM features that FTree doesn't yet support at all but FTree is getting better at telling you about what it doesn't understand.
Occasionally files turn up that FTree completely fails to handle. If you have one, please let me know so I can fix it!

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Last modified: 15th February 2014