What is KINFINDER?
KINFINDER is a genealogical application. It allows you to store,
edit, and research genealogical data, with similar functionality to
other genealogical programs. It is intended to mirror the
functionality of popular software packages such as Gramps and Family Tree Maker
However, KINFINDER offers some additional
KINFINDER attempts to provide all of the common capabilities of
other genealogical programs, but, more importantly, to provide an
additional capability of integration not common to these programs. This
is the ability to input any bits and pieces of information directly
into KINFINDER and rearrange/manipulate any/all data events in the
entire data base (in any order or sequence) to assist the user in doing
research, analysis and correlation with the potential of filling
KINFINDER currently runs on Linux, Mac OS/X, and Windows and has the
ability to run on any platform that Novell's Mono
has been ported to, all without having to install dozens of
- Easy to use. A well
designed user interface make entering data easy. Brower like controls
allow you to navigate your family tree with ease.
- Many different views for
navigating your family:
- Family — Display a
family of parents, grandparents and children with the birth/death dates
and relationships. Navigate to nearby relatives with a single click
- People — A list of all
individuals in the database. Sort the listing simply by clicking on
numerous headings such as name, gender, birth date or death date.
Filter the display by more than a dozen different presets if desired.
Surnames can be navigated through alphabetic tabs and clicking on names
themselves to unfold display of all the individuals with the same last
- Sources — See all
referenced sources in a single view. Double-click on each to edit, add
notes, and to see which individuals reference the source.
- Places — View all
places referred to in the database and sort the list by half a dozen
headings such as City, County or State.
- Media — List all forms
of media referenced by the database. Can be graphic images, videos,
sound clips, spreadsheets, documents, etc.
- Web Family Tree -
Instantly generates a HTML based family tree to navigate. You can also
publish this page to the web with a single click of the button.
- Bookmark favorite individuals
for quick access. (The number able to be marked is unlimited)
- Import/Export support
for serveral different formats.
- GEDCOM import and export.
So you can exchange KINFINDER information to and from users of most
other genealogy programs.
- GRAMPS package import
and export. A compressed file containing your family tree data and any
other files used. Useful for backup or sharing with other GRAMPS users.
- Web Family Tree
export. Web Family Tree (WFT) allows you to display your family tree
online with only a single file, instead of many html files the web page
report generates. See the homepage for more information.
- KINFINDER package
import and import. Kinfinder uses the extremely fast SQLite database
- Rich set of tools
operations such as checking database for errors and consistentcy, as
well as the research and analysis tools such as event comparison,
duplicate people finding, interactive descendant browser, and others.
- Link any media or filetype
to your KINFINDER family tree. Choose between copying or linking
the file to the database. You can then also link one file to multiple
individuals or families.
- Reports can be generated
and customized using KINFINDER's built in script language.
- Privacy options allow
restriction of any information marked with this option or information
about living individuals. Data marked with this option can be excluded
in reports and data exports.
- Portable. KINFINDER is
written using a combination of Novell's Mono and GTK#.
- Free/Open Source development
model means KINFINDER can be
extended by any programmer since all of the source code is freely
available under its license.
- KINFINDER is freely
distributable under the GPL!