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MyHeritage

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/
Overall774.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
2014744.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 4.43
20130    No Ratings
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 - Up To Version 16

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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/
Overall683.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48
2014103.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06
2013133.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
Earlier454.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
 

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://store.ancestry.com/ProductDetail.aspx?p=P-4845&PT=Software
Overall601.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 5 1.51
2014351.39 out of 51.39 out of 51.39 out of 51.39 out of 51.39 out of 5 1.39
2013201.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 5 1.88
Earlier51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 5 1.36
 

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/
Overall2661.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 5 1.65
2014861.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 5 1.42
2013481.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 5 1.97
Earlier1322.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 5 2.26
 

Family Tree Journal

by 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...
Overall1    No Ratings
20141    No Ratings
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

PediTree

by Pedigree Software (Murray Kennedy)
PediTree is a genealogy system for researching, storing and printing your family history. PediTree’s strengths are its compact storage and indexing of very detailed records of People, Marriages and Sources such as Census records and other record types that you can create yourself. The program was introduced as Pedigree for MSDOS in 1987, was renamed to PediiView when released for Windows 3.1 and the version for 32-bit Windows is now called PediTree.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.pedigree-software.co.uk/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Family Tree Builder

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by MyHeritage Ltd. (Gilad Japhet)
Intuitive, easy to use software that includes features such as smart matching technology, chart designs, smart research, consistency checking and online family tree publishing among others. It supports 36 languages and dual language input.

Free • Subscription • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall1484.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
2014554.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
2013624.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
Earlier313.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76
 

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/
Overall84.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
201423.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68
201315 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
 

GEDxlate

by RKS Consulting Services (Rick Seelhoff)
Translates genealogy data from standard GEDCOM format into MS Access (*.mdb), MS Excel (*.xls), comma delimited (*.csv), and text file (*.txt) formats.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.gedmagic.com/GEDxlate.htm
Overall62.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 5 2.03
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201343.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

Gramps for Windows

by Don Allingham
This is where you review the Windows version of Gramps. The Unix and Windows versions have enough differences from the Windows 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 • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall111.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 5 1.65
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201371.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier31.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 5 1.61
 

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. It compares itself with Personal Ancestral File, Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and The Master Genealogist. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1083.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66
2014143.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
2013113.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
Earlier834.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
 

Pandora’s Hope Chest

by Pandora’s Hope (Eric Vance)
A Google Chrome browser extension that helps users of the FamilySearch.org website by searching your family tree and collecting Temple work that is ready to request.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pandoras-hope-chest/gjneklba...
Overall93.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27
201463.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38
201332.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
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
Overall752.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
2014262.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 5 2.61
2013153.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25
Earlier343.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62
 

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/
Overall204.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
201484.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
2013124.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall804.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
2014204.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201384.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier524.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
 

The Master Genealogist (TMG)

by Wholly Genes, Inc. (Bob Velke)
A comprehensive program with many features that include a powerful report writer and excellent source referencing. It has User Groups.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.whollygenes.com/
Overall1383.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85
201474.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201393.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71
Earlier1223.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62
 

Behold

by Louis Kessler
A┬áprogram that is output-based┬árather 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/
Overall104.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
201424.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
201314 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier73.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
 

Oxy-gen

by Oxy-gen-soft
A program to convert GEDCOM files into HTML, CSV (for input into Access or Excel), PHP (for MySQL) and XML to put on the Internet. Also available in a French version.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.oxy-gen-soft.net/index_en.php
Overall11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1601.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 5 1.85
2014111.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 5 1.91
2013211.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 5 1.72
Earlier1281.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 5 1.89
 

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/
Overall714.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41
201443.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 5 3.98
201394.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
Earlier584.46 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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