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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/
Overall1854.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
2016604.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
2015434.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
Earlier824.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04
 

GenSmarts

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by Underwood Innovations, LLC (R. Aaron Underwood)
Works with your existing genealogy file and produces research recommendations. It helps you generate and track to do lists, print worksheets to record your search results, and plan research trips to libraries, court houses, etc. For online research sites, GenSmarts produces links that already have your ancestors name and specifics embedded - making it much easier to perform online record lookups.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.gensmarts.com/
Overall154.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 5 4.97
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier134.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
 

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...
Overall5361.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 5 1.90
2016382.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 5 2.09
20151622.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 5 2.10
Earlier3361.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 5 1.50
 

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/
Overall3904.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
20161084.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
20151634.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
Earlier1194.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
 

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/
Overall594.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
2016104.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
201585 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier414.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
 

Genealogy R&D

Gliesian, LLC. (Robert James Liguori)
A set of Genealogy online tools and calculators that can work with a GEDCOM file, including surname frequencies, endogamy inspection and unrelated individuals. There are also some DNA predictors and calculators.

Free • Online • Utility
http://gliesians.com/
Overall75 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201675 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Generations

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/...
Overall94.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
201644.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201522.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
Earlier34.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
 

iFamily for Mac

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by Warwick Wilson
A program for Mac that stresses the individual more than the family unit which gives it certain advantages. Specializes in handling images. Previous versions of the program were called iFamily for Leopard and iFamily for Tiger.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ifamilyformac.com/
Overall134.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier114.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
 

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/
Overall1274.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
2016214.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
2015264.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
Earlier803.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
 

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/
Overall1834.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
2016164.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
2015154.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier1524.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
 

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/
Overall1533.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 5 3.03
2016163.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
2015212.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41
Earlier1163.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28
 

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/
Overall71.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 5 1.12
201671.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 51.12 out of 5 1.12
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Agelong Tree

by Genery Software Inc
An easy-to-use yet powerful computer program for building family trees, storing and displaying information about people and key events in their lives. A Russian version of the program called Древо Жизни (Tree of Life) is also available.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.genery.com/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    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/
Overall544.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
2016144.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
2015175 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier234.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
 

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 • Mac • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall3164.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
2016594.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
2015704.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier1874.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41
 

Family Tree Maker for Mac - by Ancestry

by Ancestry.com
This is the Mac version of Family Tree Maker 2008 to 2014 by Ancestry.com. It includes a Windows-based conversion tool to allow you to import files from Family Tree Maker 2008 or newer. In 2016, MacKiev has taken over managing of this program. Go to the MacKiev page to review MacKiev’s version. Use this page to review the Ancestry version of the program.

Unsupported • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20141220060856/http://www.ancestry.com/cs/a...
Overall1321.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
2016102.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 5 2.12
2015401.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 5 1.72
Earlier821.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 51.42 out of 5 1.42
 

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/
Overall964.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
201684.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
2015134.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
Earlier754.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
 

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/
Overall504.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
201684.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
201595 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier334.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
 

MyTrees.com

by Fficiency Software, Inc. (Frank and Cynthia (Cindy) Carman)
An online service allowing you to upload and share your family tree, share pictures and scanned images and add Ancestry Archive data, host an online reunion, and create an online family newsletter. This site was formerly called KindredKonnections.

Free • Subscription • Online • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.mytrees.com/
Overall11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall483.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58
201684.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
201582.58 out of 52.58 out of 52.58 out of 52.58 out of 52.58 out of 5 2.58
Earlier323.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41
 

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