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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
Overall332.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 5 2.61
201752.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50
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
 

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
Overall133.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75
201743.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74
201634.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
Earlier63.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10
 

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/
Overall751.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 5 1.82
2017661.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 5 1.84
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
 

Genealogie Online

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by Coret Genealogy (Bob Coret)
Publish your genealogical data on the internet and get feedback from family, friends, namesakes and other genealogists. Get suggestions for online scans of the civil and church registries and photographs of gravestones and suggestions for matches in other family trees. Available in 4 languages.

Subscription • Online • Utility • Builds Website
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/
Overall524.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 5 4.71
2017104.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2016154.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
Earlier274.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 5 4.87
 

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/
Overall1484.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
2017134.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
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
 

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/
Overall613.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81
201774.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08
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
 

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/
Overall2094.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
2017154.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
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
 

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/
Overall1994.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
201782.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
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
 

Family Tree Maker for Mac

by Software MacKiev (Jack Minsky)
This is the Mac version of Family Tree Maker. MacKiev previous developed this program for Ancestry. In 2016 MacKiev took over management and distribution. Go to the Ancestry page to review Ancestry’s version. Use this page to review the MacKiev version of this program.

Uncategorized
http://www.mackiev.com/ftm/
Overall91.33 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
201681.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 5 1.43
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1693 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
2017143.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 5 3.02
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 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/
Overall664.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
2017504.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
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
 

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/
Overall532.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 5 2.95
2017112.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
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
 

3D Family Tree

by Progeny Genealogy Inc. (Pierre Clouthier)
Displays your family tree in 3 dimensions. You can build your tree interactively or read your tree from several different programs or GEDCOM.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
https://progenygenealogy.com/products/3d-family-tree.aspx
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

DNA Painter

by Jonny Perl
An online tool to build a diagram of your chromosomes showing colors representing the furthest back ancestor each segment matches to.

Free • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.dnapainter.com/
Overall15 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
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/
Overall764.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
2017144.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
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
 

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/
Overall734.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 5 4.65
2017244.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
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
 

Heredis for PC

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by BSD Concept
The best known genealogy software in Europe, developed over 20 years ago. Offers several tools for speedy and simple data entry, analysis of your genealogy and editing of your documents. It includes a Search Wizard that accesses online research tools including Heredis Online, Family Search, Ancestry and MyHeritage. It is available in French and English. There is also a Mac version, an iOS version and an Android version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall233.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41
201732.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier183.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
 

GENMatcher

by MudCreek Software Inc. (Luc Comeau)
GENMatcher quickly compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates. It can show the comparisons side by side and save your work from session to session.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.mudcreeksoftware.com/genmatcher.htm
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
 

Branches

by Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc. (Mike Miller)
A full featured stand-alone software program that lets you view, manage, and organize your genealogy data in a modern graphical and database environment. Runs on Windows, Mac and iPad.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Handheld • Full Featured
http://www.branchesgenealogy.com/
Overall63.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53
201723 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201624.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
Earlier25 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 is a site with a mission to grow an accurate single family tree and is freely available to everyone. The community improves the tree and almost everything is done by volunteers.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.wikitree.com
Overall1802.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 52.7 out of 5 2.70
2017232.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
2016272.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 5 2.51
Earlier1302.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75
 

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