Genealogy Database II

I was browsing other open-source software packages that can display genealogy data on a website , and I came across Retrospect. This is a nice program. I have been using phpGedView from the start to display my data. To date, that program has taken over 80,000 hits. I have no intention of replacing phpGedView anytime soon. However, I am also going to use this new program in addition to phpGedView.

Retrospect has some nice, clean features that really makes it easy to find data fast and easily. You can pull up any person and with a couple mouse clicks, you can generate an ancestral or descendancy report – either to screen or to .pdf – a very nice feature to see some quick data.

Any time that I upload the new database, I will upload it to both programs so that they are both current. The links to individuals will still pull up phpGedView. I wanted to integrate Retrospect with minimal impact on the site. You can access Retrospect from any page at from the top menu.

If you’re reading this, and you want to go there right now, well then, by all means head over to the new database.

As usual, please contact me with any difficulties or additions.

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Steve Rock

I have been doing French-Canadian genealogy for about 14 years. I enjoy doing research for other people who are new to genealogy and want to discover their French-Canadian lineages. Drop me a line at and let me give you a hand!

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