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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/
Overall363.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
2017203.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38
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
 

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.

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
 

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
Overall304.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201734.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
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
 

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 2012 - 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/
Overall202.07 out of 52.07 out of 52.07 out of 52.07 out of 52.07 out of 5 2.07
2017112.35 out of 52.35 out of 52.35 out of 52.35 out of 52.35 out of 5 2.35
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
 

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
 

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
Overall1722.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 5 2.56
2017142.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41
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
 

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/
Overall1404.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
201754.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
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
 

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
 

Family Historian

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by Calico Pie (Simon Orde)
A new kind of family tree program with a design with strengths in its user interface, use of GEDCOM, graphics and picture handling. See their Design Goals & Philosophy page to see their ideas. It has a User Group.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.family-historian.co.uk/
Overall514.77 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
201684.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
Earlier424.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
 

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/
Overall483.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
201763.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 5 3.39
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
 

ViewGED

by Gary Dix
Used to view the information in GEDCOM files. It has list, family, ancestor, descendant and detail views. ViewGED can also be used to export a person list and remove living or other persons from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.ccountry.net/~dix/viewged.htm
Overall34.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201715 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
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Family Tree Maker 2008 to 2014 - by Ancestry

by Ancestry.com
In 2016, Ancestry sold Family Tree Maker to Software MacKiev. Please only review Ancestry versions of Family Tree Maker here. Go to the Family Tree Maker page for Software MacKiev to review releases that started in March 2016. There is also a Mac version.

Ancestry completely rewrote Family Tree Maker in 2008 and it was very different than its previous incarnation. Use this entry to review Ancestry’s newer version, and use the FTM Up To Version 16 entry to review the versions prior to the rewrite.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20150207071808/http://www.ancestry.com/cs/a...
Overall5511.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 5 1.93
201781.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 5 1.76
2016452.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
Earlier4981.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 5 1.86
 

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/
Overall1044.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
201765 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2016104.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier884.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
 

MacFamilyTree

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

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/
Overall393.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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 sold up to 2008. It was then rewritten entirely. Because the versions are so different, please use this entry for the older versions and use the FTM 2008 to 2014 - by Ancestry to review the rewritten versions. To review the latest release (March 2016 or later), use the Family Tree Maker page for Software MacKiev.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060803064623/http://familytreemaker.com/
Overall1374.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
201744 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
2016274.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20
Earlier1064.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
 

Simple Family Tree

by JDMCOX Software (Doug Cox)
Enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. It reads and writes files in GEDCOM format.
You can enter notes, events, a second name, and marriage details for each individual. Written in C, with source code available. It is also available as a portable application.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.jdmcox.com/
Overall25 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
Earlier15 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/
Overall2054.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
2017115 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
 

AncientFaces

by Daniel & Kathy Pinna, Pamela Marks, and Carlos Medeiros
A free network allowing you to share family history photos, stories & recipes that have been passed down through generations. This will help you connect with others by sharing your family history and allows others to contribute to solving the mysteries of our genealogy.

Free • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.ancientfaces.com/
Overall81.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
20171    No Ratings
201621 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 5 2.64
 

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 and a Reddit. See also Gramps Portable.

Free • Unix • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall562.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
201742.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 5 2.02
2016123.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 5 3.01
Earlier402.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
 

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