Kiwitrees downloads

Download the kiwitrees software and other free enhancements for your kiwitrees pages.

Download a free copy of the software here.

Although the very best way to use kiwitrees is through the specialised kiwitrees hosting service you can download a free copy of the software here if you prefer. With that you create, maintain, and manage your own installation on a web host of your choice. Just download the kiwitrees software from the link below and follow the installation instructions included.

As well as kiwitrees itself you can also download a couple of free add-ons that you may find useful.

For questions regarding any of these either use the Support Forum or the Contact link in the menu above.

If you don’t find exactly what you want here try my Customising kiwitrees service.


Kiwitrees software

Download the latest version of kiwitrees here. Details about the changes in this version are in the latest kiwitrees newsletter and on the changes list.

For general help with installation and using kiwitrees read the pages of Frequently Asked Questions.

Upgrading

This is a major upgrade with some very significant changes. it is ESSENTIAL that you read and follow the  full upgrade instructions carefully.

If you have any issues, please use the support forum on this site.


Add-ons

Simpl_MySqlDumper

A simple module with a very powerful purpose!

MySQLDumper is an excellent tool to help you back up your kiwitrees database at regular intervals. This module provides access to it directly from your kiwitrees administration panel. It provides very secure as well as extensive backup options, including a completely automates option.
(NOTE: MySQLDumper itself is NOT included. You will need to download and install that separately. See ReadMe file for more details. )

(NOTE: MySQLDumper is no longer maintained by it’s developer, and will not work with PHP 7+. I am looking for an alternative that might be built in to kiwitrees, but until then I cannot recommend this add-on if you also want to use PHP 7+. (27-07-2016))


Useful tools

GedSplit.exe

GedSplit is a useful program to split any GEDCOM file in a variety of ways.

Originally written for Windows 95 (so pretty old now!) it still functions at least up to Windows Vista. Not yet tested in Windows 10, but I see no reason it won’t work.

A typical use with kiwitrees would be to remove one or more complete branches from your tree. This can currently only be done externally using a  tool such as GedSplit:

  1. Download GedSplit.zip; extract the GedSplit.exe file and save it to a convenient location on your PC.
  2. In kiwitrees Administration > Family trees > Manage family trees, select and run “Download”. This will give you a copy of all  your family tree data as a GEDCOM file, zipped and downloaded to your desktop PC.
  3. Extract the GEDCOM file and save it in the same place you put GedSplit.
  4. Take a second copy of your GEDCOM file and put that somewhere else safe (a just-in-case backup copy).
  5. Run GedSplit (double-click the file) and use File > open to open your GEDCOM file.
  6. Find the root person of the branch to be removed, then use the various tool bar options to select his / her ancestors, descendents, etc.
  7. Once you are as satisfied as you can be that you have everyone use the “Invert selection” tool.  The indicated selection is now all the people you DO want to keep. Use “Save as” to save a new GEDCOM file with just these remaining people, completely excluding the branch you didn’t want.
  8. Now, back in Administration > Family trees > Manage family trees select “Upload” and import the new GEDCOM into your existing tree. It will completely replace the data currently in kiwitrees with only that found in the new tree. This is why you MUST at all times keep a clean untouched copy of the first GEDCOM file you downloaded. If everything is a mess, simply re-upload that one and you will be back where you started and no harm done!

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