GDBI v13 (GEDCOM Database Interface)

GDBI v13 is now available. GDBI (GEDCOM Database Interface) is an open-source, cross-platform program written in Java. It can be downloaded here (

GDBI is a genealogy program integrator. It includes an editor and the lifelines report language. It interfaces to 3 GEDCOM databases: phpGedView, GenJ (GenealogyJ), and jLifelines. At the core is a common Java API to simplify adding more databases and editors.

* For PhpGedView users…
GDBI is a family tree editor that runs on your local PC. It is more convenient and powerful than the web interface.

* For Java developers…
GDBI is an API for using GEDCOM, so you can write editors and reports that work with several databases.

What’s New
* Added new GEDCOM import feature!
* Automatically save all PGV connections, added new options
* Began work on a local filesystem-based database

What’s Fixed
* Fixed several bugs in merge, especially when using PGV
* Fixed anonymous access for PGV 3.3.x
* Bug 1248950: allow last names with spaces

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