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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
 

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/
Overall744.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
2017124.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
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
 

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
 

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
 

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.
Note: Do not review their DNA service here. This site does not review services.

Free • Subscription • Online • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/
Overall4724.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29
2017504.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 4.27
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
 

Reunion

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by Leister Productions, Inc.
Reunion is one of the easiest-to-use programs with superb charting capabilities and many features. Only available for the Macintosh.

Purchase • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.leisterpro.com/
Overall514.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25
201724.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
201664.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
Earlier434.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
 

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
 

Relatively Yours

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by Computability Pty. Limited (Greg Morgan)
A complete system, designed and programmed in Australia, so that all the information you can research about your family history can be recorded, displayed and reproduced in a meaningful fashion. Has some very interesting and unique reports.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://web.archive.org/web/20160118221235/http://www.relativelyyours.c...
Overall194.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201644.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
Earlier143.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70
 

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
Overall3424.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
2017234.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09
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
 

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