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FastFilm

by Jonathan Bejarano
A program to speed up the process of downloading records from Family Search. It is a free Java program that works on Windows, Mac and Linux. The author removed the program’s website in 2013.

Unsupported • Windows • Mac • Unix • Auxiliary
https://web.archive.org/web/20130127092622/http://students.cs.byu.edu/...
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

GenoPro

by Daniel Morin
The only program that displays genograms. Many unique features including the ability to write macros in VBScript and JavaScript to perform complex computations and transformations on your family tree. It used to be freeware but is now shareware. Has had millions of downloads from shareware sites. They have a list of essential features of sound genealogy software.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.genopro.com/
Overall122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
 

Bonkers: the GEDCOM Sanity Checker

by Tim Forsythe
An online GEDCOM sanity checker. It will load a GEDCOM file and perform consistency checking on the data in the file. This program is no longer available, but its functionality is included in Tim’s Gigatrees program.

Unsupported • Online • Utility
http://web.archive.org/web/20151128053438/http://gigatrees.com/toolbox...
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

DoroTree

by DoroTree Technologies Ltd
A Jewish Genealogy Software program with capabilities for English and Hebrew data entry, and other features useful for Jewish Genealogy. Was previously called Ilanot.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.dorotree.com/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

CENtaR: The GEDCOM Census Table Report

by Tim Forsythe
A utility that will build a concise listing of all GEDCOM CENSus records found in your database and display them in tabular format. This program is no longer available, but its functionality is included in Tim’s Gigatrees program.

Unsupported • Online • Utility
http://web.archive.org/web/20160106163104/http://gigatrees.com/toolbox...
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Ancestral Sources

by Nick Walker
An add-on for Family Historian to make adding information from source documents easier. Ancestral Sources expands upon and replaces Nick’s Gedcom Census program.

Free • Windows • Auxiliary
http://www.ancestralsources.com/
Overall35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

PAF Companion

by Progeny Genealogy Inc. (Pierre Clouthier)
A utility program for Personal Ancestral File. It is designed to print a variety of high-quality genealogy charts and reports from Personal Ancestral File files. Progeny no longer supports the program and as of 2015 it was no longer available with its link pointing to Charting Companion instead.

Unsupported • Windows • Utility
http://progenygenealogy.com/downloads/paf-companion-download.aspx
Overall64.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 5 4.97
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier64.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 5 4.97
 

Lifelines

by Mark Nozell, Matt Emmerton and others
Made for the Unix environment, this may be the most powerful program available, with a programming language that allows custom reports and complete extendibility. It is free, and has become Open Source - meaning that programmers all over the world are working together to enhance it. The original author was Tom Wetmore. It is written in the language C. An older version was ported to DOS and to Windows.

Free • Windows • Unix • Full Featured
https://github.com/MarcNo/lifelines
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

XY Family Tree

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by Brian Jones
Displays your ancestors, desendants and relatives on your PC and, optionally, in your own folder on the XY Family Tree website. You can create broad trees or tall trees. Large trees can be separated into distinct families very easily.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.xy-family-tree.com/
Overall154.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
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Earlier154.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
 

TribalPages App

by TribalPages.com
A free companion App for iOS or Android that allows you to view, create, update and share your family tree at the TribalPages website.

Free • Handheld • Utility
http://www.tribalpages.com/mobile-apps.html
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

GENViewer

by MudCreek Software Inc. (Luc Comeau)
A Windows based application that is used to view and analyze GEDCOM, PAF, TMG, Legacy and Family Tree Maker genealogy files.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.mudcreeksoftware.com/genviewer.htm
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
Overall25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Ancestry Member Trees

by Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com’s online family tree building tool that allows you to use the facts you enter to search its large databases, upload photos and audio, attach historical records, and share with family members.

Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://trees.ancestry.com/
Overall71.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 5 1.66
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier71.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 5 1.66
 

Timeline

by vérité.co
An open source program for creating timelines, that can attach media from online sources into your timeline. The timeline can be added to your website. Uses JSON as its native data format.

Free • Windows • Online • Auxiliary
http://timeline.verite.co/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

MobileFamilyTree

by Synium Software (Benjamin Günther)
A full featured program based on the same architecture as Synium’s desktop product MacFamilyTree that lets you do your genealogy research on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Purchase • Handheld • Full Featured
http://www.synium.de/products/mobilefamilytree/
Overall22.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 5 2.21
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier22.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 52.21 out of 5 2.21
 

5amily

by 5amily
An online site to build and explore your family, share news and photos, discover relationships to celebrities, remember and honou the deceased, and fully control your private information.

Free • Online • Full Featured
https://www.5amily.com/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

rootsy

by Team Rootsy
A private place to share your family stories and connect with the people you care about. It lets you: 1) build your family tree, and 2) share photos, videos and stories.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.rootsy.com/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Uencounter.me

by uencounter.me (Leslyn Kantner)
A virtual pin map site allowing you to mark significant events on a map and designate the timeframe for the event. The site has social aspects allowing you to connect with others who are interested in nearby places. They’ve added a “genealogy pin” to mark location of historical importance to them and their research.

Free • Subscription • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.uencounter.me/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

Kinship Calculator

by Mark Tucker
An interactive diagram that allows you to determine the relationships of two people knowing the relationship of each to a common ancestor. Uses Microsoft Slverlight.

Free • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.thinkgenealogy.com/kincalc/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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