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Gedcom4j
gedcom4j is a Java library for loading (parsing) and saving GEDCOM 5.5 or 5.5.1 files to/from a Java object hierarchy, which can be manipulated by your code as you see fit.

Please note that gedcom4j is not an application. It is a library (jar file) that can parse, manipulate, and write GEDCOM data from your own Java programs.

Geneweb
GeneWeb is a genealogy software with a Web interface.

It can be used offline or while connected to the Web. It uses efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinuity, can display pages in 19 different languages, and can run in conjunction with an existing Web server or standalone using its own internal Web server.

Gramps
Gramps (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a GTK+-based genealogical research program.

It has GEDCOM import/export capabilities, merge capabilities, built-in templates for generating Web pages, a soundex generator, a relationship generator, and a Python based plugin system which lets users extend the system.

HTML Family Tree Generator
'HTML Family Tree Generator' is a pair of CGI scripts that create views of a family tree from a supplied data file. This data file is a simple text file that lists family members, parents, and other details. Users can show a tree of ancestors and descendants for any person with any number of generations. The program can also show email directories, birthdays, and more.

LifeLines
LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primarily strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format.

My Knowledge Explorer
my Knowledge Explorer uses the mKR (my Knowledge Representation) language to create, query and update mKB (my Knowledge Base). mKB can be a simple local address book, or an internet KB such as OpenCyc. RDF, OWL, CycL, are translated to mKR. mKR is a useful mixture of English (subject, verb, object, preposition phrase) and the UNIX shell (variables, procedures, control structures).

OneModel
Today: You can take notes with it. Rearrange them easily, up and down in a list, or up/down in the hierarchy. Link them to each other. Navigate across links with simple keypresses. Make deeply nested lists. Link lists to lists. Compose long paragraphs and attach them. Or do more complicated things if desired, by creating relationship types and using those. Import txt or export txt or html.

It's better than the alternatives for some people, because the navigation takes fewer keystrokes, you don't have to read a manual (it's all on the screen, or so I like to think), you can have the same thing in as many places as you want, it is Free (some alternatives are, others are not), and it has immense future potential for becoming a better-structured, much more powerful and flexible wikipedia-like tool, if we work together.

Vision: The idea is to have the most efficient personal knowledge organizer (now available in a usable text-based interface), then support mobile access, easy internal automation, and effective sharing and collaboration. Then, to combine efforts and learn as we go until we integrate humankind's knowledge over time. The key differentiators are that it is to be Free, and based on an object model (easily created on the fly as a side-effect of using the system), rather than on massive amounts of words. The knowledge is the same, even if the words can change.

One can think of that as "using building blocks of knowledge, starting at an atomic level (i.e. numbers, relationships...), free and efficient." Or, taking the best experiences of online organizer tools and wikis, but more structured, efficient, Free, open, and collaborative; and allowing full individual or organizational control.




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