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Ancestral Quest

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by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay)
This is the program on which the Windows version PAF was based. This program has continued to develop and is a very widely used program. PAF users who want to retain their current database but use a supported program might want to try this out. There is also a free version available called Ancestral Quest Basics. They also have a blog.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall594.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
2017104.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
2016234.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
Earlier264.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
 

The Next Generation (TNG)

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by Darrin Lythgoe
Produces really nice looking dynamically creating web pages from information stored in mySQL database tables using PHP scripting on the Web site.

Purchase • Online • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.tngsitebuilding.com/
Overall1414.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 5 4.81
201764.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
2016135 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier1224.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
 

Genome Mate Pro

by Beckins LLC (Rebecca Walker)
A desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while researching DNA comparisons. It includes features to aid in identifying common ancestors. Can import data for each profile from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
http://genomemate.org/
Overall44.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
201724.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

Family Tree Maker

by Software MacKiev (Jack Minsky)
This program Family Tree Maker was acquired by Software MacKiev and they will be supporting and continuing the development of the program. They made their first new version of the program available in March 2016. Please use this entry to review only Software MacKiev’s Windows releases of Family Tree Maker beginning with Family Tree Maker 2014, Build 429, version 22.0.1.429 (32-bit) or version 22.0.1.1429 (64-bit) or later. Please go to Family Tree Maker 2008 to 2014 - by Ancestry to review earlier versions by Ancestry. Please go to Family Tree Maker for Mac to review the Mac version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Overall231.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 5 1.89
2017142.04 out of 52.04 out of 52.04 out of 52.04 out of 52.04 out of 5 2.04
201691.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Gramps for the Mac

by Don Allingham
This is where you review the Mac version of Gramps. The Unix and Windows version have enough differences from the Mac version that it should be reviewed separately. Please go to the main Gramps page to review Gramps on Unix, or go to the Gramps for Windows page to review the Windows version.

Free • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall101.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 5 1.33
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier83.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45
 

Family Book Creator

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by Stefan Harms
A plugin for Family Tree Maker for Windows that lets you create a personalized book from your data in your Family Tree Maker database. Different book formats are available such as DOCX, DOC, RTF, PDF, EPUB, JPEG and PNG. Requires FTM 2012 or later.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.familybookcreator.com/
Overall374.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08
2017213.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68
201695 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier75 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

WikiTree

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by Chris Whitten
The Worldwide Family Tree Wiki. Unlike many wikis the content is not completely open and public. Copyrights are kept by the contributors. Content is kept private through a unique “Trusted List” system that enables you to select the individuals you want to collaborate with and the specific content you want to share with them. This flexible system means everyone can be on one worldwide family tree but privacy isn’t sacrificed. GEDCOM import is supported.

WikiTree is free but new members must be invited by a family member or fellow genealogist and must understand the Honor Code and mission before contributing.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.wikitree.com
Overall1742.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 5 2.49
2017162.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 52.2 out of 5 2.20
2016272.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 5 2.51
Earlier1312.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75
 

Hope Chest

by Hope Chest Software, LLC. (Eric Vance)
A program that helps users of the FamilySearch.org website by searching your family tree and collecting Temple work that is ready to request. It is available as a Google Chrome browser extension and also as an Android App and an iOS App.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Handheld • Utility
http://hopechestsoftware.com/
Overall493.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
201773.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32
2016122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
Earlier303.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
 

Legacy Family Tree

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by Millennia Corp (Dave Berdan and Ken McGinnis)
A comprehensive Windows program with many features, nicely described on their web site. It has a standard version that is free, and is one of the better free genealogy programs available. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1612.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 5 2.99
201762.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
2016183.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 5 3.21
Earlier1372.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
 

ScionPC

by Robbie J Akins
A genealogical management system with a modern, easy to-use interface.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/scionpc/
Overall64.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier44.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
 

My Great Big Family

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by Web Portal People, LLC
A website and online family tree program allowing families to collect their family information together. Includes many interactive features and can import GEDCOM files.

Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.mygreatbigfamily.com
Overall292.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier272.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 5 2.95
 

RootsMagic

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by RootsMagic, Inc. (Bruce Buzbee)
A program from the developer of the very popular and well-liked Family Origins. This program is even better. Complete and easy to use with extensive reports. There is a free version called RootsMagic Essentials. There is a free app for iOS. It has some active user groups. They also have a blog.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.rootsmagic.com/
Overall1944.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 5 4.53
201734.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
2016664.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
Earlier1254.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 5 4.69
 

MacFamilyTree

by Synium Software (Benjamin G√ľnther)
A comprehensive and full featured program for the Macintosh. Available in many languages

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/
Overall403.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
201734.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 5 4.65
2016112.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
Earlier263.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
 

Geni

by Geni, Inc. (David Sacks, Alan Braverman)
Allows families to collaboratively build their family tree. When the user adds a relative’s email address, that relative is invited to join the tree. Your family’s information is kept private as you can only search for people who are in your family. When separate trees begin to overlap, they can be merged, with the potential of producing a world family tree. In November 2012, Geni was purchased by MyHeritage.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.geni.com/
Overall1961.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 5 1.86
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016102.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 5 2.14
Earlier1851.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 5 1.83
 

Evidentia

Click To See Award Winnersby Evidentia Software, LLC (Ed Thompson)
A source centric genealogy tool that augments your current genealogy software by letting you focus on sources. It allows you to document sources, catalogue claims and analyze evidence, all in support of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Unix • Auxiliary
http://evidentiasoftware.com/
Overall144.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 5 4.98
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201635 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier104.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 5 4.96
 

Familienbande

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by Stefan Mettenbrink
A free full featured genealogy application for Windows, MacOS X, and Linux, with both German and English websites.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.familienbande-genealogie.de/en/index.html
Overall314.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201744.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201684.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
Earlier194.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
 

RootsMapper

by Mitch Withers and Drew Withers
A free service that accesses your FamilySearch account and then creates a visualization of the origins of your ancestors and how they migrated on a Google Map.The program is open source and the programmers area is on Github.

Free • Online • Utility
http://blog.rootsmapper.com/
Overall24.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
 

MyHeritage

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by MyHeritage Ltd. (Gilad Japhet)
Allows you to build your own family website to share photos, videos, family trees, events, news and more with your family. It includes face recognition technology for your photos. They have a blog.
Note: Do not review their DNA service here. This site does not review services.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/
Overall4694.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
2017474.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 4.39
20161404.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
Earlier2824.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
 

Personal Ancestral File (PAF)

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by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Personal Ancestral File has been available free for many years and has a large following. The LDS stopped offering PAF downloads or support on July 15, 2013. The final version is 5.2.18.0 (2005) and is still available at Parowan Software.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/paf/
Overall704.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
201785 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2016134.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
Earlier494.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
 

GEN-BOOK

by Rex Clement
A utility program to let you generate a complete genealogy book from GEDCOM or PAF.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.foothill.net/~genbook/
Overall35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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