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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/...
Overall144.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
201815 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
 

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
 

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/
Overall612.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 5 2.59
201811 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
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
 

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
Overall1842.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
201843.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75
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
 

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
 

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/
Overall4744.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201814 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
2017514.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
Earlier4224.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
 

DNA Land

by the New York Genome Center and Columbia University
Compares your DNA with reference data from different populations, converts your genome into a more complete sequence, and connects you with relatives.

Free • Online • Utility
https://dna.land/
Overall43.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
201813 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
20170    No Ratings
Earlier33.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
 

Geni

by Geni, Inc. (David Sacks, Alan Braverman)
Allows families to collaboratively build their family tree. When the user adds a relative’s email address, that relative is invited to join the tree. Your family’s information is kept private as you can only search for people who are in your family. When separate trees begin to overlap, they can be merged, with the potential of producing a world family tree. In November 2012, Geni was purchased by MyHeritage.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.geni.com/
Overall2001.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 51.72 out of 5 1.72
201821.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 5 1.51
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier1951.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
 

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/
Overall754.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
201825 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall243.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54
201814 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201732.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
Earlier204.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13
 

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/
Overall653.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91
201815 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2017104.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06
Earlier543.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58
 

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/
Overall902.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 5 2.13
2018113.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54
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
 

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
Overall364.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 5 4.81
201825 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
 

webtrees

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by Greg Roach
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/
Overall304.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201834.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
201754.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14
Earlier224.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
 

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/
Overall1394.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
201834.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
201734 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier1334.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
 

Reunion

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by Leister Productions, Inc.
Reunion is one of the easiest-to-use programs with superb charting capabilities and many features. Only available for the Macintosh.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.leisterpro.com/
Overall554.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
201834.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
201733.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63
Earlier494.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
 

kindex

by Kindex LLC (Kimball Clark and Cathy Gilmore)
A program to help you view, index, transcribe and tag records. You can submit the record to be included in the FamilySearch Family Tree .

Free • Online • Utility
http://www.kindex.org/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201814 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20170    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall2034.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
201845 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall293.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22
201824.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201742.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73
Earlier232.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
 

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/
Overall234.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
201815 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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