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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/
Overall952.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 5 2.18
2018163.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
2017701.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 5 1.86
Earlier91.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
 

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. In August 2017, Legacy was acquired by MyHeritage.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1742.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
201852.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 52.79 out of 5 2.79
2017143.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 5 3.02
Earlier1552.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 5 2.99
 

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 • Windows • Mac • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall3444.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
201814 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
2017243.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94
Earlier3194.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
 

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/
Overall2054.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
201864.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
201782.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
Earlier1914.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
 

Double Match Triangulator (DMT)

by Behold Genealogy (Louis Kessler)
A free autosomal DNA analysis tool that combines two different people’s Chromosome Browser Results files from FamilyTreeDNA to provide Double Match and Triangulation data that can be used to help determine genealogical relationships.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201815 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1114.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201855 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201784.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
Earlier984.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
 

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/
Overall804.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
201845 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2017144.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
Earlier624.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
 

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
Overall1852.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 5 2.76
201853.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
2017232.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
Earlier1572.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
 

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/
Overall121.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 5 1.62
201822.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 5 2.45
201721 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier81.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 5 1.43
 

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
Overall342.36 out of 52.36 out of 52.36 out of 52.36 out of 52.36 out of 5 2.36
201811 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201752.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50
Earlier282.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
 

PhpGedView

by John Finlay
A genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also allows you to collaborate with others working on your family lines. Your latest information is always on your website and available for others to see. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is the developers area for PhpGedView.

Free • Online • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/
Overall91.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 5 1.89
201811 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201722.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
Earlier64.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

TribalPages

by TribalPages.com
A free online Genealogy service dedicated to creating your Family Tree website effortlessly and quickly. Very nice looking with many features plus a Forum.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.tribalpages.com/
Overall243.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88
201823.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier213.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75
 

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/
Overall1504.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
201825 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2017134.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
Earlier1354.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 5 4.87
 

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/
Overall622.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71
201822.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 5 2.52
201782.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 5 2.47
Earlier522.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
 

TreeView

by S&N Genealogy Supplies
An online system that lets you create your family tree, or if you already have one, import all the information about your family tree so that you can access it from any PC with an internet connection. It can be accessed with the TreeView app. The same online TreeView program is also available at TheGenealogist.co.uk.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://treeview.co.uk/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201815 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Generations

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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/...
Overall154.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
201825 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
Earlier124.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
 

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/
Overall764.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201834.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
2017574.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
Earlier165 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
Overall374.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
201835 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201774.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier274.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
 

Ancestris

by Francois ArvernesClick To See Award Winners
A free Genealogy program written in Java that works under any operating system. In addition to a standard editor, it also has a GEDCOM editor, and offers many views and reports of your data. It works with GEDCOM 5.5 files to allow exchange and sharing of without losing data. It is available in a number of languages.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.ancestris.org
Overall134.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
201812 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201785 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier43.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87
 

GEDmatch

by Curtis Rogers and John Olson
Provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for researchers and genealogists. Most tools are free, but there are some premium tools. Users upload raw DNA data and genealogical (GEDCOM) data to make use of the tools.

Free • Online • Utility
http://www.gedmatch.com/
Overall34.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
201814 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00