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?

  • Where is your current data?
    – Didi Kohen
    Dec 8, 2022 at 17:35
  • Frame challenge: Many good applications are available for tracking relationships and source materials...but since this question was asked in 2013, the best place for this information has changed to shared, collaborative websites. These sites are designed to share data, research notes and analysis, and DNA relationships. Most amateur genealogists that I know are slowly coming around and unpacking their voluminous files into such shared sites.
    – user535733
    Dec 8, 2022 at 17:54

3 Answers 3


Native clients

GRAMPS Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Program

sudo apt-get install gramps

enter image description here

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

enter image description here

GeneoTree Genealogy software in PHP / MySQL. To download

enter image description here

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


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

enter link description here


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.

Ask if you need more help.


Does it have to be a local application? There's also https://www.wikitree.com/ for instance.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .