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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/
Overall344.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
201684.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
201535 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier234.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
 

One Fam

by Thomas O’Donoghue and (Bernard) Tao Cui
An online family tree program that allows family members to work together to create a family story. It has a downloadable desktop program and a mobile app that integrates with the online site.

Free • Windows • Handheld • Online • Full Featured
https://www.onefam.com/
Overall25 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
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Family Tree Maker

by Software MacKiev (Jack Minsky)
This program Family Tree Maker was acquired by Software MacKiev and they will be supporting and continuing the development of the program. They made their first new version of the program available in March 2016. Please use this entry to review only Software MacKiev’s Windows releases of Family Tree Maker beginning with Family Tree Maker 2014, Build 429, version 22.0.1.429 (32-bit) or version 22.0.1.1429 (64-bit) or later. Please go to Family Tree Maker 2008 to 2012 - by Ancestry to review earlier versions by Ancestry. Please go to Family Tree Maker for Mac to review the Mac version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Overall61.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 5 1.30
201661.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 51.3 out of 5 1.30
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1314.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13
2016254.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
2015264.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
Earlier803.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
 

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/
Overall52.05 out of 52.05 out of 52.05 out of 52.05 out of 52.05 out of 5 2.05
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201522.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
Earlier24 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

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/
Overall35 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
20150    No Ratings
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
Overall3174.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29
2016604.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13
2015704.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier1874.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41
 

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/
Overall1904.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
2016654.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 5 4.48
2015434.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
Earlier824.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04
 

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. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1542.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 5 2.99
2016173.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23
2015212.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41
Earlier1163.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28
 

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, an iOS version and an Android version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall204.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201512 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier173.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70
 

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/
Overall223 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201683.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier132.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 5 2.16
 

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/
Overall25 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
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Embla Familie og Slekt

by Embla Norsk Familiehistorie AS (Stein Inge Haaland)
A popular program for the Norwegian and Danish market. Originated from the Family Treasures program by Embla, but the English version of the program was phased out. The website is in Norwegian. There is also a Danish version called: Embla Familie og Slægt at http://www.embla.dk/. The company may decide to reintroduce Family Treasures to the English market.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.embla.no
Overall43.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier32.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 5 2.46
 

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/
Overall382.77 out of 52.77 out of 52.77 out of 52.77 out of 52.77 out of 5 2.77
201682.17 out of 52.17 out of 52.17 out of 52.17 out of 52.17 out of 5 2.17
2015132.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
Earlier173.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
 

gedcom4j

by frizbog1 (Matthew R. Harrah)
A open source Java library to load (parse) and save GEDCOM genealogy files.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Online • Auxiliary
http://gedcom4j.org/
Overall15 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
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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. There has not been a program update since 2007 and the program may now be unsupported.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.genbox.com/
Overall263.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61
201643.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
201523.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
Earlier204.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
 

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/
Overall974.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
201694.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
2015134.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
Earlier754.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
 

Family Tree Legends

by Pearl Street Software (Cliff Shaw & Chris Cooper)
A complete, easy to use and very nice looking program. In 2007, Pearl Street Software merged with MyHeritage.com and the website has since been removed.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20130430063252/http://www.familytreelegend...
Overall113.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201522.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 5 2.46
Earlier74.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
 

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/
Overall1844.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
2016174.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
2015154.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier1524.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
 

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.

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
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier134.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 54.62 out of 5 4.62
 

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