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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.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/
Overall1884.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
2015694 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20141164.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
Earlier32.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
 

Family Tree Maker - Current Version

by Ancestry.com
The current version of Family Tree Maker is followed by its release year, e.g. 2012. It was completely rewritten in 2008 and is very different than its previous incarnation. There is also a Mac version. They have a Family Tree Maker category in their blog. Use this entry to review the current version, and use the FTM Up To Version 16 entry to review the versions prior to the rewrite.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Overall4311.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67
2015951.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 5 1.91
20141561.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 5 1.36
Earlier1802.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 5 2.06
 

GEDCOM Splitter

by John Purnell
An online tool to allow you to split a GEDCOM file into multiple smaller files by choosing a person to split on.

Free • Online • Utility
http://www.llenrup.com/splitter
Overall42.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 5 2.37
201542.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 52.37 out of 5 2.37
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

GEDCOM Ancestry Tree Downloader

by John Purnell
Downloads all the media files from your Ancestry.com tree and stores them either on a Google Drive or a DropBox folder.

Free • Online • Utility
http://www.llenrup.com/downloader
Overall11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20140    No Ratings
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
Overall1142.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 5 2.70
2015232.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
2014422.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 5 2.34
Earlier493.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41
 

Family Tree Maker - Up To Version 16

by Ancestry.com
The number one selling genealogy program of all time. Produces a wide variety of reports and charts. This entry is for Family Tree Maker as it existed up to Version 16, which was then rewritten entirely in 2008. Because the versions are so different, please use this entry for the older versions and use the FTM - Current Version to review the newer versions.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060803064623/http://familytreemaker.com/
Overall903.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79
2015104.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2014233.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
Earlier573.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
 

Behold

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by Louis Kessler
A program that is output-based rather than input based. It features an “Everything Report” that displays all your data and allows you to reorganize families as you want. Behold has a blog: Behold Blog.

Purchase • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.beholdgenealogy.com/
Overall132.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75
201532 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201424.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
Earlier83.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
 

Geves

by Gevesoft Ltd. (Paul Bower)
Geves concentrates on recording historical events and sources. You can download information directly from the internet, create charts, add photos, display maps, and print lists of information stored in your family data. Suitable for genealogy or one-name or one-place studies. Sometime in 2015, the website for Geves vanished.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://web.archive.org/web/20141218123904/http://gevesoft.co.uk/
Overall51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 5 1.27
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier45 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall414.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10
2015103.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84
2014104.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
Earlier214.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
 

Brother’s Keeper

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by John Steed
The most respected and successful shareware genealogical program. Has been around a long time and has many dedicated users.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.bkwin.org/
Overall834.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
201585 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201484.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier674.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
 

webtrees

by Greg Roach, Nigel Osborne, Rob Peters and Stephen Arnold
An online collaborative genealogy applicaton that works from standard GEDCOM files and is free and Open Source. Web based family history software. It uses PHP and MySQL.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.webtrees.net/
Overall104.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201434.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24
Earlier64.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 5 4.93
 

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/
Overall404.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
201524 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201444.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 5 4.37
Earlier344.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24
 

Family Tree Maker for Mac

by Ancestry.com
This is the Mac version of Family Tree Maker. It includes a Windows-based conversion tool to allow you to import files from Family Tree Maker 2008 or newer.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/P-5246
Overall1101.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 5 1.42
2015281.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 5 1.43
2014571.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 5 1.33
Earlier251.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 5 1.82
 

Gramps

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by Don Allingham
This is where you review the Unix (Linux and FreeBSD) versions of Gramps. Please go to the Gramps for Windows page to review the Windows version, or to the Gramps for the Mac page to review the Mac Version. Gramps is an Open Source project written in Python and is free. This is where you go to help with the development of Gramps. The Gramps project has a blog. See also Gramps Portable.

Free • Unix • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall363.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15
201542.72 out of 52.72 out of 52.72 out of 52.72 out of 52.72 out of 5 2.72
201452.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 5 2.85
Earlier274.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
 

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/
Overall1831.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 5 1.73
2015141.71 out of 51.71 out of 51.71 out of 51.71 out of 51.71 out of 5 1.71
2014201.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 5 1.62
Earlier1491.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 5 1.83
 

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.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall254.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201525 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201454.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
Earlier184.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 5 4.98
 

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/
Overall1574.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
201554.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 5 4.53
2014264.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
Earlier1264.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
 

Cumberland Family Tree

by Cumberland Family Software (Ira J. Lund)
A Windows shareware program started in the early 1990’s centered around creating your very own family book, with an emphasis on event-based genealogy. The author took a leave from the software between 2007 and 2012, but now it’s back.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.cft-win.com/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Famberry

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by Famberry (Steve Bardouille)
A private family social network to allow you and your family to create and build your family tree together, post photos, messages and record special achievements.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.famberry.com/
Overall304.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
201575 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2014114.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
Earlier124.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
 

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/
Overall1174.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
201594.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
2014124.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
Earlier964.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
 

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