When regular trees won't do.
If you are looking for the Offline Gigatrees page, click HERE.
Gigatrees is a free web service that you can use to create your own online family tree. Do to limited resources, online Gigatrees are only available to friends of the site. If you would prefer to download your tree, head on over to the Offline Gigatrees page.
Your Gigatree will include separate profile pages for each person, place, and source found in your database. Each profile page is organized by tabs and will include as much information as we can find in your database that is associated with that profile, including all claims, source references, external links, notes, etc. We will also create and include on an appropriate tab, family tree charts, location maps, distribution heatmaps, generation lists, and timelines.
Your Gigatree will include a number of other separate pages and reports including a master timeline, a statistics page, a page showing the lastest updates to your database, an overall population distribution heatmap, a must-have Census Table Report and Bonkers, our popular data consistency and sanity report.
Gigatrees are public. They are accessible by family, friends, search engines and the general public. Because of this, privacy settings are enforced by default. Placeholders are created for living persons and any data marked as private will be removed. The User Guide explains in more detail the ins-and-outs of privacy and how the settings can be overridden where desired. Links to some recent Gigatrees are provided below. These trees demonstrate many of the features available.
To build your Gigatree, you must first sign in using one of the social media authentication methods provided, or by creating a local account at Gigatrees.com. To sign in, open the menu by clicking the window blinds symbol found in the website header on the left. Once signed in, a
button will also appear in the website header making building your tree a snap. The wizard will ask you to upload your GEDCOM file after which it will build your Gigatree using the default and most common settings, unless you are rebuilding your tree, in which case it will use your last saved settings. The build process takes just a few minutes and when done you will be redirected to your Gigatree. For quick access, your Gigatree will also appear in your Gigatrees.com menu when you are logged in.
If you would like more control over how your tree is built, there are some settings that you can modify to suit your needs. You will find all of the settings, separated into categories, listed below.