History Research Environment Wiki
History Research Environment (HRE) is a community project which aims to create free and open-source platform-independent software for the serious or professional historical researcher. The HRE software is designed to handle not only genealogical (family history) data, but a very wide range of other historical and cultural research needs.
For Genealogists, HRE will provide an onward path for existing users of the now-discontinued program The Master Genealogist (TMG).
This wiki holds detailed information about the project and the software for community members. See the HRE website for more general information.
The HRE project
The HRE project consists of a volunteer community of software designers, programmers, project managers, historians and genealogists who work together to define and create the HRE software. The community is supported by a not-for-profit company, History Research Environment Limited, which supports the community, acts as the signatory for any project contracts, and holds project funds.
The HRE project is entirely non-profit and volunteer-based, and we have no paid employees. The directors of History Research Environment Limited are likewise volunteers.
Our Charter and HRE licensing
- The HRE Charter sets out our project goals and defines how our community works.
- We are using open licences. See Why have we chosen these licences?