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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/
Overall1851.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 5 1.84
2015162.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 5 2.02
2014201.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 51.62 out of 5 1.62
Earlier1491.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 5 1.83
 

Family Tree Maker - Current Version

by Ancestry.com
The current version of Family Tree Maker is followed by its release year, e.g. 2012. It was completely rewritten in 2008 and is very different than its previous incarnation. There is also a Mac version. They have a Family Tree Maker category in their blog. Use this entry to review the current version, and use the FTM Up To Version 16 entry to review the versions prior to the rewrite.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Overall4581.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
20151221.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 51.88 out of 5 1.88
20141561.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 5 1.36
Earlier1802.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 5 2.06
 

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/
Overall864.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 5 4.71
2015114.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
201484.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier674.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
 

Ancestral Quest

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by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay)
This is the program on which the Windows version PAF was based. This program has continued to develop and is a very widely used program. PAF users who want to retain their current database but use a supported program might want to try this out. There is also a free version available called Ancestral Quest Basics.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall264.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201535 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201454.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
Earlier184.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 5 4.98
 

Family Tree Maker - Up To Version 16

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 then rewritten entirely in 2008. Because the versions are so different, please use this entry for the older versions and use the FTM - Current Version to review the newer versions.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060803064623/http://familytreemaker.com/
Overall973.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
2015174.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
2014233.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
Earlier573.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
 

WikiTree

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by Chris Whitten
The Worldwide Family Tree Wiki. Unlike many wikis the content is not completely open and public. Copyrights are kept by the contributors. Content is kept private through a unique “Trusted List” system that enables you to select the individuals you want to collaborate with and the specific content you want to share with them. This flexible system means everyone can be on one worldwide family tree but privacy isn’t sacrificed. GEDCOM import is supported.

WikiTree is free but new members must be invited by a family member or fellow genealogist and must understand the Honor Code and mission before contributing.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.wikitree.com
Overall1202.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 5 2.76
2015292.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
2014422.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 52.34 out of 5 2.34
Earlier493.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41
 

Relatively Yours

by Computability Pty. Limited (Greg Morgan)
A complete system, designed and programmed in Australia, so that all the information you can research about your family history can be recorded, displayed and reproduced in a meaningful fashion. Has some very interesting and unique reports.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.relativelyyours.com/
Overall114.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
201524 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201464 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier34.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
 

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/
Overall2024.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
2015834.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13
20141164.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
Earlier32.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
 

FamilyRelatives.com

by FamilyRelatives.com
Create, build, connect and share your Family History. Has some unique and free social networking features to link members and family historians together.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.familyrelatives.com/tree/
Overall81.04 out of 51.04 out of 51.04 out of 51.04 out of 51.04 out of 5 1.04
201561 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier21.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 5 1.89
 

Genome Mate

by Rebecca Walker
A desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while researching DNA comparisons. It includes features to aid in identifying common ancestors. Can import data for each profile from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
http://genomemate.org/
Overall1    No Ratings
20151    No Ratings
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1584.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
201564.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
2014264.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
Earlier1264.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
 

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/
Overall404.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
201575 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201484.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
Earlier254.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
 

RootsPersona

by Evidentia Software, LLC (Ed Thompson)
A plugin for WordPress that creates one or more pages of family history using data imported from a GEDCOM file (version 5.5).

Free • Online • Utility
http://rootspersona.com/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

GenMerge

by PSD (Pleiades Software Development), Inc.
A stand-alone software utility that finds and merges duplicates in GEDCOM files.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.genmerge.com/
Overall43.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08
201522.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
20140    No Ratings
Earlier24 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

Family Tree Maker for Mac

by Ancestry.com
This is the Mac version of Family Tree Maker. It includes a Windows-based conversion tool to allow you to import files from Family Tree Maker 2008 or newer.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/P-5246
Overall1131.44 out of 51.44 out of 51.44 out of 51.44 out of 51.44 out of 5 1.44
2015311.48 out of 51.48 out of 51.48 out of 51.48 out of 51.48 out of 5 1.48
2014571.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 5 1.33
Earlier251.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 5 1.82
 

Family Tree Legends

by Pearl Street Software (Cliff Shaw & Chris Cooper)
A complete, easy to use and very nice looking program. In 2007, Pearl Street Software merged with MyHeritage.com and the website has since been removed.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20130430063252/http://www.familytreelegend...
Overall83.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78
201513 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier64.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
 

Family Tree Guide

by FamilyTreeGuide.com
Makes it simple to place your family tree online with your own website and website address. All work that involves the website setup and maintenance is handled by their staff. Your family tree will be web-based and you will be able to access and edit your genealogy anywhere.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.familytreeguide.com/
Overall21.31 out of 51.31 out of 51.31 out of 51.31 out of 51.31 out of 5 1.31
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
Overall263.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22
201562.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 5 2.06
201464.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
Earlier144.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
 

Ancestry Aid

by ancestryaid.co.uk
A free online genealogy website for creating family trees and more tools for families. Has a search function, forums and a blog.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.ancestryaid.co.uk/
Overall15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
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/
Overall1322.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 5 2.59
2015161.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 5 1.77
2014222.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 5 2.93
Earlier943.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
 

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