Genealogy can be a solid start for any family tree builder application based on Laravel 8.x, Vue and Bulma

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Browser based Genealogy software for interacting and processing data efficiently. Easily create your own family tree by importing your existing data or manual data entry. Storage of all data is securely on your own server and does not leave your environment without your permission. API support for many databases of family tree records. In the future there will be optional smart matching with other servers. This is the Laravel 9 backend using the Laravel Enso collection of modules. Please see for the client.

Data tables for comprehrensive amount of CRUD information. Forms easy to modify. Gedcom import and export. DNA matching. Subscriptions using Stripe and PayPal. APIs for various online databases of genealogical records.

Demo - register a free account

Official Laravel Enso Documentation

The documentation is available here split into backend and frontend. Note that most sections have short demo clips.

Installation Steps

  1. Download the project with git clone

  2. Copy .env.example to .env and edit details

  3. composer install or on Windows you need to use composer install --ignore-platform-reqs ext-pcntl ext-posix

  4. php artisan key:generate

  5. php artisan serve In order to serve the back-end API, take a look at the Local Development Server section of the Laravel installation documentation and consider using Valet for a better experience

  6. Run php artisan migrate --seed

  7. Follow installation steps for client side ( and launch the site and log into the project with user:, password: password

  8. (optional) Setup the configuration files as needed, in config/enso/*.php

Import test data

  1. Make sure php artisan queue:work is running

  2. Make sure root database user is being used.

  3. Register a new user and login.

  4. Go to gedcom / import and upload

Broadcasting Setup

# install dependencies
$ npm install -g laravel-echo-server

$ laravel-echo-server configure
$ nano .env


$ laravel-echo-server start

If you want to keep it in background proccess you should install pm2 or supervisor

Sphinx Search Engine Setup

In this project, sphinx search engine is used to improve search result. If you want to see how to setup sphinx engine, how to use in your Laravel app, please follow this medium blog.

DNA Matching setup

We currently use Lineage, install Python 3 and Pip and run pip3 install lineage

Support services (new)

While developing genealogy, we constantly received private inquiries from devs and teams asking us about paid support. Some of these requests even lead to fruitful collaborations, so we finally decided to launch such an option.

If you're looking for premium support when building applications with genealogy we can help you with that. Our support packages start at £250 / month with 8 hours included. With premium support you will get:

a private repo on our self hosted gitlab instance where you can host your project

priority in addressing your issues

help with understanding the environment

getting you to be proficient when developing on Enso


code reviews

general advice & support on Laravel & Vue

assistance on version upgrades

up to 4 hours / month of remote desktop sessions and call conferences with your team

direct communication via Slack during our office hours

The support services are provided by a team of 4 members.


Built with Laravel Enso 5.x which is crafted on Laravel 9.2.

Special thanks to Taylor Otwell, Jeffrey Way, Evan You and Jeremy Thomas. Laravel Enso


are welcome. Pull requests are great, but issues are good too.


This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. 68747470733a2f2f6f70656e636f6c6c6563746976652e636f6d2f67656e65616c6f67792f636f6e7472696275746f72732e7376673f77696474683d38393026627574746f6e3d66616c7365


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