I use several genealogy applications on Windows.

What applications for genealogy are available on Ubuntu and how would I move my current genealogy data to Ubuntu?


Native clients

GRAMPS Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Program

sudo apt-get install gramps

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LifeLines Console based genealogy software to help with family history research

sudo apt-get install lifelines


PhpGedView Web-based genealogy viewer and editor. To download

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GeneoTree Genealogy software in PHP / MySQL. To download

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GeneWeb Uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing. To download


GenealogyJ Full-featured viewer and editor for genealogic data. To download

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I will give you only a technical opinion, but you should experiment with the Ubuntu repository, it's full of nice software.

There is Gramps (sudo apt-get install gramps to install it from a console).

To obtain your data export it in the GEDCOM format on Windows and transfer it with any media on Linux. Import the transferred data in Linux with the import option.

A note: if you have a lot of data use Lifelines instead of Gramps, because it is capable of managing a great amount of data without a great loss of performance.

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