What is it?
WFT (Web Family Tree) is a program that permits you to display your
family tree on a web browser. It is distributed as freeware.
To make this work, you need the following:
- An OS/2 or eCS
(See also Blue Lion.) If anyone wants to port this to
other platforms the source code is available (see below), but for now the executable available on this web site is
only available for the OS/2 family of PC operating systems.
- A web server. I
simply a matter of personal preference. There are many web servers
available for OS/2, and any of them should work.
Note: You don't need an internet connection to run a web server.
If all you want to do is display your data on your own computer, it
is perfectly permissible to use the loopback connection to a web
server running on the same machine.
- Your family tree in
format. The de facto standards are GEDCOM 5.5 and 5.5.1, and that is
what we support. A very different version 6.0, based on XML, has been
published, but has not turned out to be accepted by the genealogy
Note: WFT is a viewer for GEDCOM files, not an editor. You can edit
a GEDCOM file in a plain text editor, but you are probably better
off getting an editor such as GenJ. You might find that you have to backlevel to GenJ version 2.2 for reliable operation on OS/2.
Read the manual
You can look at the online
copy of the program's manual.
You can fetch the program from ftp://ftp.pmoylan.org/software/. Source code is included in the zip file.
Try it out
To see what the program does, take a look at
My family tree.