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ViewGED

by Gary Dix
Used to view the information in GEDCOM files. It has list, family, ancestor, descendant and detail views. ViewGED can also be used to export a person list and remove living or other persons from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.ccountry.net/~dix/viewged.htm
Overall34.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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...
Overall5511.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 51.93 out of 5 1.93
201781.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 5 1.76
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
 

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/
Overall1044.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
201765 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2016104.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier884.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
 

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/
Overall1374.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
201744 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
 

Simple Family Tree

by JDMCOX Software (Doug Cox)
Enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. It reads and writes files in GEDCOM format.
You can enter notes, events, a second name, and marriage details for each individual. Written in C, with source code available. It is also available as a portable application.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.jdmcox.com/
Overall25 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
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall2054.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
2017115 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

AncientFaces

by Daniel & Kathy Pinna, Pamela Marks, and Carlos Medeiros
A free network allowing you to share family history photos, stories & recipes that have been passed down through generations. This will help you connect with others by sharing your family history and allows others to contribute to solving the mysteries of our genealogy.

Free • Online • Auxiliary
http://www.ancientfaces.com/
Overall81.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
20171    No Ratings
201621 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 52.64 out of 5 2.64
 

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/
Overall562.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
201742.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 52.02 out of 5 2.02
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
 

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/
Overall53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89
201713 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
 

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/
Overall252.94 out of 52.94 out of 52.94 out of 52.94 out of 52.94 out of 5 2.94
201723.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 5 3.12
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
 

PhpGedView

by John Finlay
A genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also allows you to collaborate with others working on your family lines. Your latest information is always on your website and available for others to see. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is the developers area for PhpGedView.

Free • Online • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/
Overall71.14 out of 51.14 out of 51.14 out of 51.14 out of 51.14 out of 5 1.14
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier64.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

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
Overall3414.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
2017224.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29
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
 

Ultimate Family Tree (UFT)

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by Palladium Interactive, Inc.
Ultimate Family Tree was developed in 1997 when Palladium combined the ease of use of its Family Gathering program with the power and capabilities of the ROOTS software it purchased from CommSoft. UFT became the standard for other programs to achieve. In 2003, Ultimate Family Tree was purchased by Genealogy.com, who dropped it in favor of their Family Tree Maker software.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20020906135607/http://www.uftree.com/UFT/UF...
Overall343.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201653.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72
Earlier284.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20
 

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...
Overall1331.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67
201711 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
 

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
Overall113.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
201722.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50
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
 

WinGenea

by Dave Risley
A shareware program to produce a true dropline chart. Can be used on its own or can read in GEDCOM files from other programs.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://freespace.virgin.net/dave.risley/
Overall1    No Ratings
20171    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
Overall52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 5 2.46
201722.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 52.51 out of 5 2.51
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
 

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
 

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