A FREE Genealogy Database Report and Web Site Generator
GedReporter is a tool that allows you to generate custom reports on information
in a genealogy database. What do I mean by 'report'? In general terms
a report is a file that contains data in a human readable format, such
as a chart or a list. Most people are already familiar with many
types of genealogy reports--pedigree charts, family group charts, ahnentafel
charts, etc. Most genealogy programs already have the ability to create
these reports. Because of this, GedReporter is primarily used as a supplement
to your current genealogy tools. It could be used for database maintenance,
such as listing people who missing source citations, or for generating
complete web sites.
The reports are generated by running scripts that manipulate data imported
from a GEDCOM file. GEDCOM is a standard file format for sharing genealogy
information between programs. All good genealogy programs will be able
to export a GEDCOM file (See your program's documentation). The scripting
language is a subset of Visual Basic and VBScript. This was chosen because
Visual Basic has such a large user base, so many people would not have
to learn a whole new language.
But, you say you're not a programmer? That's OK. GedReporter comes with
several very useful scripts already designed for you that range from web
site creation to a simple surname list. All you have to do is run them
on your own database. Also, if you wish to have a have a script created
for you, I may be willing to design it for you if the script could be useful
to others. If the script is very complicated, I may ask for a small donation.
The best part of this program is that it's FREE! (For personal use only). All I ask is that you
register with me.
This way I can inform you of future updates.