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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
 

GenSmarts

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by Underwood Innovations, LLC (R. Aaron Underwood)
Works with your existing genealogy file and produces research recommendations. It helps you generate and track to do lists, print worksheets to record your search results, and plan research trips to libraries, court houses, etc. For online research sites, GenSmarts produces links that already have your ancestors name and specifics embedded - making it much easier to perform online record lookups. There is a customized version available for use with Legacy software.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.gensmarts.com/
Overall154.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 5 4.97
20170    No Ratings
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier134.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
 

Aldfaer

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by Antoon Bosselaers, Anne van der Ploeg and Wim Rozendaal
A free program written in Dutch. The website is in Dutch. In November 2014, Aldfaer began collaboration with MyHeritage.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.aldfaer.net/
Overall104.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
20170    No Ratings
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier84.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
 

iFamily for Mac

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by Warwick Wilson
A program for Mac that stresses the individual more than the family unit which gives it certain advantages. Specializes in handling images. Previous versions of the program were called iFamily for Leopard and iFamily for Tiger.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ifamilyformac.com/
Overall134.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
20170    No Ratings
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier114.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
 

Famberry

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by Famberry (Steve Bardouille)
A private family social network to allow you and your family to create and build your family tree together, post photos, messages and record special achievements.

Free • Online • Full Featured
http://www.famberry.com/
Overall604.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 5 4.93
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2016184.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
Earlier404.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
 

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
 

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/
Overall2084.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
2017144.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
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
 

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/
Overall1054.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
201775 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
 

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/
Overall1444.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
201794.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 4.78
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
 

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/
Overall524.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201684.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
Earlier424.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
 

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
 

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/
Overall754.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
2017134.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
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
 

XY Family Tree

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by Brian Jones
Displays your ancestors, desendants and relatives on your PC and, optionally, in your own folder on the XY Family Tree website. You can create broad trees or tall trees. Large trees can be separated into distinct families very easily.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.xy-family-tree.com/
Overall154.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
20170    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier154.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
 

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/
Overall514.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 5 4.69
201794.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
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
 

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/
Overall714.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
2017224.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58
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
 

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
 

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/
Overall614.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
2017454.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
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
 

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
 

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/
Overall1984.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 5 4.37
201773 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
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
 

Heredis for Mac

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by BSD Concept
The best known genealogy software in Europe, developed over 20 years ago. Offers several tools for speedy and simple data entry, analysis of your genealogy and editing of your documents. It includes a Search Wizard that accesses online research tools including Heredis Online, Family Search, Ancestry and MyHeritage. It is available in French and English. There is also a Windows version, an iOS version and an Android version.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-mac/
Overall284.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
20170    No Ratings
20160    No Ratings
Earlier284.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
 

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