Gen Viewer  

The Gen Viewer is a Java applet which allows you to browse a GEDCOM file from the web. This applet provides four different views of the GEDCOM data.
  1. Family Group
  2. All of the detail information for the individual being displayed including parents, spouses, and children. Clicking on a parent, spouse, or child will display the family group view for that selected parent, spouse, or child.
  3. Pedigree
  4. Displays a five generation pedigree chart for an individual. Also lists spouses and children of the individual at the root of the tree. Birth and death information is displayed for a person as the mouse cursor travels over that individual. You can navigate up the tree by clicking on an ancestor or travel down the tree by clicking on a child.
  5. Descendant
  6. Displays all of the descendants for the selected individual in a scrollable window. Clicking on one of the descendants will make the view redisplay with that person as starting point.
  7. Notes
  8. Displays any notes that that have been included for the currently selected individual. Generally this includes, but is not limited to, source references for the information gathered about the person.
  9. Search
  10. Lists all individuals in the data base in alphabetical order by last name. This allows you to search for a particular surname of interest.
  11. Statistics
  12. Shows counts of all unique surnames contained in the file displayed in list form. The list can be ordered alphabetically by surname or by the frequency the surname appears in the file.

Technical Requirements

You must have a Java enabled browser that supports Java 1.1.5 or higher. The download and initialization time can vary depending on your speed of your connection and the amount of data to be viewed.

Starting the Viewer

Just click on the button below to start the Viewer with the family you want to see. The applet will be launched in a new browser window. Just close the new browser window to terminate the applet.

Start the GEN Viewer