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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/
Overall1494.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
2014234.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
2013654.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
Earlier614.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
 

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
20140    No Ratings
20130    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
 

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...
Overall244.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201445 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier203.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 5 3.99
 

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/
Overall314.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201465 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201394.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
Earlier164.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
 

Ancestral Quest

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by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay)
This is the program on which the Windows version PAF was based. It uses the same database structure as PAF (Personal Ancestral File). 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.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall234.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
201454.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
201345 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier144.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
 

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/
Overall384.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
201494.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
201364.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
Earlier234.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
 

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/
Overall734.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201464.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40
201394.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
Earlier584.46 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 • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall1494.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
2014564.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
2013624.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
Earlier313.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76
 

Heredis for Mac

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 and an iOS version.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-mac/
Overall244.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
20140    No Ratings
201314 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier234.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 54.35 out of 5 4.35
 

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/
Overall804.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
2014204.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201384.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier524.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
 

Genbox Family History

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by Thoughtful Creations (William Flight)
A complete genealogy software package. It will help you organize your research, store your data, enter proper source citations, and produce professional-quality charts and reports that you can preview and modify, then print or publish on the web. Genbox compares itself to The Master Genealogist, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.genbox.com/
Overall204.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
201414 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201323.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88
Earlier174.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
 

The Master Genealogist (TMG)

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

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.whollygenes.com/
Overall1383.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85
201474.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201393.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71
Earlier1223.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62
 

Heredis for PC

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 Mac version and an iOS version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall173.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70
201423.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93
201323.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
Earlier133.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 5 3.69
 

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. It compares itself with Personal Ancestral File, Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and The Master Genealogist. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1093.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52
2014153.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 5 3.12
2013113.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
Earlier834.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
 

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 then rewritten entirely in 2008. Because the versions are so different, please use this entry for the older versions and use the FTM - Current Version to review the newer versions.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060803064623/http://familytreemaker.com/
Overall733.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46
2014153.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
2013133.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
Earlier454.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
 

GenoPro

by Daniel Morin
The only program that displays genograms. Many unique features including the ability to write macros in VBScript and JavaScript to perform complex computations and transformations on your family tree. It used to be freeware but is now shareware. Has had millions of downloads from shareware sites. They have a list of essential features of sound genealogy software.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.genopro.com/
Overall122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
20140    No Ratings
201322.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 5 2.47
Earlier103.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32
 

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 Windows page to review the Windows version.

Free • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.gramps-project.org/
Overall111.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 5 1.65
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201371.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier31.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 5 1.61
 

Family Tree Maker - Current Version

by Ancestry.com
The current version of Family Tree Maker is followed by its release year, e.g. 2012. It was completely rewritten in 2008 and is very different than its previous incarnation. There is also a Mac version. They have a Family Tree Maker category in their blog. Use this entry to review the current version, and use the FTM Up To Version 16 entry to review the versions prior to the rewrite.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Overall2871.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
20141071.35 out of 51.35 out of 51.35 out of 51.35 out of 51.35 out of 5 1.35
2013481.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 5 1.97
Earlier1322.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 5 2.26