GedSite is the best way to publish your GEDCOM data in HTML format. It has more features and provides more control than any other GEDCOM-based method. If you are serious about publishing your genealogy data on the Web, or if you are sharing your data with family members on thumb-drives or DVDs, you need GedSite!
GedSite is also a great tool to review your data. It is fast, and the HTML format makes the data easy to browse. Many users have reported that it has helped them to find inconsistencies in their data and other problems.
Are you afraid that you don't have what it takes to get a site published? Combine GedSite with Family History Hosting (FHH), a web hosting service designed for genealogists. GedSite includes a special one-step publish feature for use by FHH customers. As part of the FHH service, I'll help you register a domain, fine-tune your site, and publish the first version of your site. GedSite and FHH can help you get from offline to online!
What It Does
GedSite creates web pages from a GEDCOM file. It generates either narrative or grid style person pages, a master index, a surname index, source pages, and any other pages you wish to add. You can review the site on your own PC before you share it with anyone. You can publish it on the web, or distribute it via a DVD or flash drive.
The best way to learn what GedSite can do is to review the sites published by GedSite users.
What You Need
GedSite requires a GEDCOM file. It supports GEDCOM v5.5 or 5.5.1 files from any genealogy program, but has special handling for GEDCOM files written by Family Historian, Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and RootsMagic. It will also read the project database from The Master Genealogist (TMG) v9.04+, but if you use TMG, you should probably use Second Site, my web site builder for TMG projects.
GedSite is a Microsoft Windows program designed to work with Windows 10 and 11. GedSite should work with Windows 7, but it is no longer tested under that operating system. Some Macintosh users run Parallels or other virtualization software so they can run MS Windows and use GedSite with their Macintosh-based genealogy programs.
Quick! How Do I Make A Site?
Follow the steps described in Using GedSite.
GedSite supports hundreds of options. First-time users can safely ignore almost all of them. After you get comfortable with the program, browse around the user interface, and experiment.
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