HRE is a general-purpose application for the recording of historical and cultural data and is usable over a wide variety of fields. In many cases the program will be usable ‘out-of-the-box’, but we expect to be able to provide field–specific plugins where specialist additional functionality is needed.

Potential fields of use include the following:


Family History, One-Name Studies, Genetics


Animal Breeding, Plant Breeding, Animal Lineages,  Kinships, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Epidemiology


Geology, Places, Land Use, Land Transactions, Environment, Climate,  Regions, Parks, Heritage, Diversity

Man-made objects:

Archaeology, Buildings, Settlements, Memorials, Cultural Artefacts, Railways, Ships,  Books, Collections, Artworks, Music, Theatre, Inventions, Architecture, Engineering, Recordings

Concepts and legal:

Politics, Government, Religion, Military, Church, Philosophy, Companies, Organizations, Laws, Wars, Social Change, Sporting and Other Events

HRE is for …

Individuals, Libraries, Museums, Archives, Galleries, Clubs