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The Master Genealogist (TMG)

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by Wholly Genes, Inc. (Bob Velke)
A comprehensive program with many features that include a powerful report writer and excellent source referencing. In December 2014, TMG was discontinued. It still has User Groups.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.whollygenes.com/
Overall1464.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier1443.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84
 

My Family Tree

by Chronoplex Software (Andrew Hoyle)
A genealogy product to create your family tree. Privacy controls. Translated into many languages. Support for left to right and right to left languages. Video player and picture slideshow. And more.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://chronoplexsoftware.com/myfamilytree/
Overall65 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Ages!

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by Jörn Daub
The “comfortable” genealogy program, with a nice tree-drawing capability. Multi-lingual in 11 languages. Website in English or German.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.daubnet.com/english/ages.html
Overall113.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201624.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 4.56
Earlier84.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
 

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...
Overall353.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77
201723.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44
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
 

Genebase Bionet Builder

by GeneBase Systems
Allows you to create a family tree network, to link with and communicate with your relatives. Designed to help document the lives of your ancestors.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.genebase.com/
Overall21.16 out of 51.16 out of 51.16 out of 51.16 out of 51.16 out of 5 1.16
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

rootstrust

by Atavus, Inc. (K. Brooke Nelson)
A genealogical data management system allowing you to import and export data, generate family tree charts and other textual reports, link document and multimedia image files as well as websites to the objects it manages: Persons, Families, Events, Places, Source and Repositories.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.rootstrust.com/
Overall44.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201623.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
Overall312.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 52.24 out of 5 2.24
201731.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 5 1.66
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier272.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 5 2.95
 

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/...
Overall134.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201674.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
Earlier53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 5 3.34
 

The Next Generation (TNG)

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by Darrin Lythgoe
Produces really nice looking dynamically creating web pages from information stored in mySQL database tables using PHP scripting on the Web site.

Purchase • Online • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.tngsitebuilding.com/
Overall1434.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
201784.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
2016135 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier1224.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
 

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/
Overall1981.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 51.76 out of 5 1.76
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016102.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 5 2.14
Earlier1851.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 51.83 out of 5 1.83
 

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. The website was last updated in 2005 and became inaccessible in 2016.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
https://web.archive.org/web/20150408131646/http://freespace.virgin.net...
Overall2    No Ratings
20172    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall513.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
201793.22 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
 

Ancestris

by Francois Avernes
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
Overall124.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
201785 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
Earlier33.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48
 

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/
Overall82.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 52.65 out of 5 2.65
201722.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
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
 

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/
Overall44.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
201724.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

Gramps for the Mac

by Don Allingham
This is where you review the Mac version of Gramps. The Unix and Windows version have enough differences from the Mac 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 Windows page to review the Windows version.

Free • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall101.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 5 1.33
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier83.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45
 

ScionPC

by Robbie J Akins
A genealogical management system with a modern, easy to-use interface.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/scionpc/
Overall64.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier44.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
 

Evidentia

Click To See Award Winnersby Evidentia Software, LLC (Ed Thompson)
A source centric genealogy tool that augments your current genealogy software by letting you focus on sources. It allows you to document sources, catalogue claims and analyze evidence, all in support of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Unix • Auxiliary
http://evidentiasoftware.com/
Overall144.98 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
201635 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier104.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 5 4.96
 

RootsMapper

by Mitch Withers and Drew Withers
A free service that accesses your FamilySearch account and then creates a visualization of the origins of your ancestors and how they migrated on a Google Map.The program is open source and the programmers area is on Github.

Free • Online • Utility
http://blog.rootsmapper.com/
Overall24.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
 

GEN-BOOK

by Rex Clement
A utility program to let you generate a complete genealogy book from GEDCOM or PAF.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.foothill.net/~genbook/
Overall35 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
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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