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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.

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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
 

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
 

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
 

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/
Overall592.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 5 2.83
201772.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 5 2.60
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
 

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.
Note: Do not review their DNA service here. This site does not review services.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/
Overall4734.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
2017514.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
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
 

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...
Overall1351.6 out of 51.6 out of 51.6 out of 51.6 out of 51.6 out of 5 1.60
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016102.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 52.12 out of 5 2.12
Earlier1221.58 out of 51.58 out of 51.58 out of 51.58 out of 51.58 out of 5 1.58
 

Reunion Touch

by Leister Productions, Inc.
Designed to complement Reunion for Mac and let you take your family with you on the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch where you can view, navigate, search, and edit your information on the go. Replaces the Reunion for iPad and Reunion for iPhone Apps.

Purchase • Handheld • Utility
http://www.leisterpro.com/ipad/
Overall22.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 5 2.97
201713 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier12 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
 

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/
Overall1364.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
201734 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
 

Gramps for Windows

by Don Allingham
This is where you review the Windows version of Gramps. The Unix and Windows versions have enough differences from the Windows version that it should be reviewed separately. Please go to the main Gramps page to review Gramps on Unix, or go to the Gramps for Mac page to review the Mac version.

Free • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall272.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
201742.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73
201692.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90
Earlier142.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
 

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
Overall344.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201774.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
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 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...
Overall5601.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
2017171.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 5 1.77
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
 

webtrees

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by Greg Roach, Nigel Osborne, Rob Peters and Stephen Arnold
An online collaborative genealogy applicaton that works from standard GEDCOM files and is free and Open Source. It uses PHP and MySQL. Webtrees is a fork of PhpGedView, created in 2010.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.webtrees.net/
Overall274.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201754.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14
2016114.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
Earlier114.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
 

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