When regular trees won't do.
Gigatrees is a free web service that you can use to create your own downloadable family tree. 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, photos, 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.
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. Once signed in, buttons will appear on this page allowing your to upload your GEDCOM file and build your Gigatree. The build process takes just a few minutes and when done you will be provided with a download link.
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.
A sample tree is provided as an example. It was built using an Ancestry.com exported GEDCOM file and the default configuration with the following exceptions: The "Deep Scanning" Property was enabled. The "Match Alternate Given Names For Duplicate Children" and "Ignore Non-overlapping Timelines For Duplicate Children" options were both enabled for the Database Analysis. The Census "Root Person ID" was set and the Census "Include All Qualifying Persons" and "Autodetect Census Years" options were both unchecked. Lastly, the File Format was set to "php" and the "Page Links Include Extension" option was unchecked.