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.
If you don’t find exactly what you want here try my Customising kiwitrees service.
For general help with installation and using kiwitrees read the pages of Frequently Asked Questions.
Upgrading from a previous version of kiwitrees is similar to any earlier upgrade of kiwitrees. However there are some NEW options which will make the upgrade even smoother than before, so I do recommend you read the full upgrade instructions carefully before you start.
If you have any issues, please use the support forum on this site.
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(NOTE: MySQLDumper is no longer maintained by it’s developer, and will not work with PHP 7+.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))
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:
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