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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/
Overall671.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 5 1.68
2017581.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
201691.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
 

Genealogie Online

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by Coret Genealogy (Bob Coret)
Publish your genealogical data on the internet and get feedback from family, friends, namesakes and other genealogists. Get suggestions for online scans of the civil and church registries and photographs of gravestones and suggestions for matches in other family trees. Available in 4 languages.

Subscription • Online • Utility • Builds Website
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/
Overall504.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
201784.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
2016154.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
Earlier274.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 54.87 out of 5 4.87
 

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
Overall1782.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71
2017212.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
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
 

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/
Overall574.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2017414.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 4.39
201695 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier75 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
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
 

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/
Overall744.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
2017124.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
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
 

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
 

Oxy-gen

by Oxy-gen-soft
A program to convert GEDCOM files into HTML, CSV (for input into Access or Excel), PHP (for MySQL) and XML to put on the Internet. Also available in a French version.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.oxy-gen-soft.net/index_en.php
Overall123.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44
201733.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
201634.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
Earlier63.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10
 

We’re Related

by Ancestry
A free app that checks your Ancestry member trees and determines if there are any famous people you are related to. For iOS or Android.

Free • Handheld • Utility
http://www.ancestry.com/wererelated/share/
Overall12 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

MacFamilyTree

by Synium Software (Benjamin G√ľnther)
A comprehensive and full featured program for the Macintosh. Available in many languages

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/
Overall433.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80
201764.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
2016112.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
Earlier263.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
 

JoyFLIPS

by Vincent Titolo, Ken Leonard, Rob Salaveryy and Scott Shebby
An online service accepting scans of photos from your smartphone that will store them online in albums along with recorded family memories.

Free • Handheld • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.joyflips.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
 

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/
Overall1672.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
2017122.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 5 2.89
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
 

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. They also have a blog.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall694.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
2017204.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
2016234.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
Earlier264.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
 

Hope Chest

by Hope Chest Software, LLC. (Eric Vance)
A program that helps users of the FamilySearch.org website by searching your family tree and collecting Temple work that is ready to request. It is available as a Google Chrome browser extension and also as an Android App and an iOS App.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Handheld • Utility
http://hopechestsoftware.com/
Overall523.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
2017103.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22
2016122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
Earlier303.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
 

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...
Overall1341.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 5 1.63
201721 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
 

Genealone

by David Nebesky
A genealogy website maker that allows you to create, edit and display your family tree online. Reads GEDCOM and generates PHP code using a MySQL database, which nearly all web servers support.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://genealone.com/
Overall82.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 5 2.19
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201634.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Geneanet Online Family Tree

by Geneanet (Jean-Yves Baxter)
Build your online family tree, share your family history and learn more about your ancestors. This will link you into the Geneanet database with hundreds of millions of entries. There is also a Geneanet app for iOS and an app for Android available.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://my.geneanet.org/mon_arbre.php3
Overall13 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201713 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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 • Subscription • Windows • Mac • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall3424.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
2017234.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09
2016624.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier2574.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
 

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