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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 2012 - 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/
Overall131.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 51.73 out of 5 1.73
201742.01 out of 52.01 out of 52.01 out of 52.01 out of 52.01 out of 5 2.01
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
 

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/
Overall4654.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
2017434.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
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 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
Overall3244.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22
201753.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81
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
 

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/
Overall1374.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04
201742.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 5 2.99
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
 

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/
Overall1934.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 4.56
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

The Complete Genealogy Reporter

by Nigel Bufton
Creates a comprehensive narrative ancestry report or book with fully cross-referenced texts, notes, sources, media, family tree diagrams, and indices.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/tcgrover.htm
Overall52.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 52.13 out of 5 2.13
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier44.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
 

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/
Overall72.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 5 2.44
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201623.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06
Earlier43.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08
 

Findmypast Family Tree

by Findmypast
A full featured web-based genealogy software and family history sharing site.

Subscription • Online • Full Featured
https://www.findmypast.com/family-tree
Overall63.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26
201733.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 5 3.34
20160    No Ratings
Earlier31.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 51.89 out of 5 1.89
 

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/
Overall1593.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
201743.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73
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
 

Kith and Kin

by SpanSoft (Nick Hunter)
A Windows shareware program popular in the United Kingdom. Also known as “Of that Ilk” in Australia.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.spansoft.org/kkpro.php
Overall44.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 5 4.98
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier34.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
 

rootsfinder

by RootsFinder Inc. (Heather Henderson)
An online site for a family to share documents, photos and stories of your family tree.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.rootsfinder.com/
Overall23.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 5 3.20
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
Overall1632.55 out of 52.55 out of 52.55 out of 52.55 out of 52.55 out of 5 2.55
201752 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
2016272.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 5 2.51
Earlier1312.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75
 

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/
Overall654.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201735 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall72.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 5 2.63
201721 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
 

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...
Overall123.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier93.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05
 

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...
Overall5461.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
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
 

Genome Mate Pro

by Beckins LLC (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/
Overall44.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

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
Overall103.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
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
 

GénàToile

by Jean-Baptiste Fahy
A French HTML conversion program written in Java based on Ged2wwwf but simpler to use and with some extra features. Website is in French.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://home.nordnet.fr/~jbfahy/Genatoile/
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
 

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/
Overall584.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
201794.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
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
 

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