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rootstrust

by Atavus, Inc. (K. Brooke Nelson)
A genealogical data management system allowing you to import and export data, generate family tree charts and other textual reports, link document and multimedia image files as well as websites to the objects it manages: Persons, Families, Events, Places, Source and Repositories.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.rootstrust.com/
Overall44.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201623.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall1633 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201783 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
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
 

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/
Overall311.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 5 1.85
2017221.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 5 1.93
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
 

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
Overall1782.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 5 2.60
2017202.57 out of 52.57 out of 52.57 out of 52.57 out of 52.57 out of 5 2.57
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
 

Reunion

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by Leister Productions, Inc.
Reunion is one of the easiest-to-use programs with superb charting capabilities and many features. Only available for the Macintosh.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.leisterpro.com/
Overall504.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
201713 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201664.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
Earlier434.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
 

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/
Overall4714.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31
2017494.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
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
 

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
Overall312.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 5 2.24
201731.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 5 1.66
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
 

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/
Overall644.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
2017154.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
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
 

Generations

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by Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Generations was a popular program that Sierra developed. They purchased Reunion for Windows from Leister Productions around 1997 when Leister wanted to only continue their Mac version. Sierra developed the program until 2002 when they sold it to A&E, the parent company of Genealogy.com. Broderbund produced and distributed the software for Genealogy.com, but a couple of years later, Genealogy.com dropped Generations, Family Origins and Ultimate Family Tree in favour of their number 1 product, Family Tree Maker. A comprehensive site of information for Generations users is still maintained by Mike Hobart.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20011025033626/www.sierrahome.com/products/...
Overall134.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201674.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
Earlier53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 5 3.34
 

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/
Overall1434.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
201784.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
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
 

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/
Overall1981.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 5 1.76
201731 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
 

WinGenea

by Dave Risley
A shareware program to produce a true dropline chart. Can be used on its own or can read in GEDCOM files from other programs.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://freespace.virgin.net/dave.risley/
Overall2    No Ratings
20172    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall513.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
201793.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22
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
 

Family Echo

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by Familiality Ltd. (Gideon Greenspan)
Build an interactive family tree of your ancestry. Invite family members to collaborate online and fill in the missing details.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.familyecho.com/
Overall563.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49
201722.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
2016103.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28
Earlier443.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94
 

Family Tree Journal

by Cherry Tree Software (Rick Cherry)
One of the first genealogy shareware programs, first released in 1987. Won a Shareware Industry Award in 1993 as the Best Home and Hobby Software.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060612202004/http://cherrytreesoftware.co...
Overall65 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20171    No Ratings
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier45 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Second Site for TMG

by John Cardinal
Creates web pages directly from the database of the program: The Master Genealogist.

Purchase • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.johncardinal.com/ss/
Overall105 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20171    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier95 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

My Family Tree

by Chronoplex Software (Andrew Hoyle)
A genealogy product to create your family tree. Privacy controls. Translated into many languages. Support for left to right and right to left languages. Video player and picture slideshow. And more.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://chronoplexsoftware.com/myfamilytree/
Overall55 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
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Ahnenblatt

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by Dirk Böttcher
A free and easy-to-use genealogy software for Windows. It is available in several languages (English, German, French, Spanish and more). It also has a website in German and a Portal in German.  Can run as a portable application on a USB stick.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.ahnenblatt.com/
Overall2064.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
2017125 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2016274.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
Earlier1674.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
 

Ancestris

by Francois Avernes
A free Genealogy program written in Java that works under any operating system. In addition to a standard editor, it also has a GEDCOM editor, and offers many views and reports of your data. It works with GEDCOM 5.5 files to allow exchange and sharing of without losing data. It is available in a number of languages.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.ancestris.org
Overall124.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
201785 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier33.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48
 

PhpGedView

by John Finlay
A genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also allows you to collaborate with others working on your family lines. Your latest information is always on your website and available for others to see. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is the developers area for PhpGedView.

Free • Online • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/
Overall82.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 5 2.65
201722.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
20160    No Ratings
Earlier64.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

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