Is there a genealogical service/website that allowd access to published trees without forcing guests to create an account?

I've used Ancestry and MyHeritage in the past, and as best I can tell they force everyone to create an account before viewing.

  • Hi Patrick – There are loads of popular services that don't require an account for viewing. Additionally there are many tools to generate a website from a GEDCOM, which you can publish online however you want. We generally discourage this type of question because they turn into long lists of links. Perhaps if this question could be transformed into more about the pros/cons of allowing unauthenticated access to published trees, and in that way it would be more productive. – Harry V. Apr 29 '17 at 16:14
  • @HarryVervet - Thanks for getting back to me. I can appreciate the feedback, but a pro/con list would be of no help. I can't find any sites at all, and am now even more frustrated with myself since there "loads of popular services" out there somewhere. I may just be too new to this. (I am, however, aware of software to host my own should I choose to do that on my own site.) Thanks for the response, though. It is sincerely appreciated. I will leave this up long enough for you to know that I acknowledged your response, and will then withdraw the question from the website. Thanks. – Patrick Kelly Apr 29 '17 at 16:21
  • Patrick - please don't feel the need to delete this, I didn't mean to suggest you should do so. It may still generate some good answers as is. Since you've had trouble finding such a service, other people may have the same question, and it therefore may be useful to others. It was just my first thought that it might turn into link-list answers but that might not be the case. – Harry V. Apr 29 '17 at 16:27
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    @HarryVervet - OK, thanks. I'm new to this site and don't want to veer outside of the bounds... I know how difficult it is to keep things on track. I'll leave it open and see if there are any insights to be had. Thanks! – Patrick Kelly Apr 29 '17 at 16:31
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    Do you want to maintain a distinct tree, or are you open to a 'tree to rule them all' (i.e. a single connected tree to which multiple people (who may be totally unconnnected to each other) contribute, such as Wikitree.com ? – user104 Apr 30 '17 at 9:31

Tribal Pages allows this.

Tribal Pages allows visitors to the site to browse published trees as guests - without an account.

As the publisher of the tree you can control the level of information that is available to any viewer. That is, viewers to whom you give a password and those just browsing as guests. You can of course hide your tree completely from guest browsers if you wish.

Tribal Pages Privacy Settings

Tribal Pages has both free and paid account types.

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