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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/
Overall2004.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
201765 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

BirthWrite

by Richard McDonald
A shareware genealogy program for Windows that includes website publishing and PDF support.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.birthwrite.com/
Overall15 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
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall994.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201715 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 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/
Overall1344.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
20171    No Ratings
2016274.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20
Earlier1064.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
 

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/
Overall242.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 5 2.66
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201692.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90
Earlier142.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
 

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/
Overall1562.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 5 2.91
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016183.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 5 3.21
Earlier1372.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
 

Genealone

by David Nebesky
A genealogy website maker that allows you to create, edit and display your family tree online. Reads GEDCOM and generates PHP code using a MySQL database, which nearly all web servers support.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://genealone.com/
Overall63.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 5 3.21
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201634.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Heredis for PC

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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 Mac version, an iOS version and an Android version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall223.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88
201723.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier183.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
 

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/
Overall634.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67
20171    No Ratings
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
 

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
 

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/
Overall514.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
201724.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
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
 

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/
Overall1924.55 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
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
 

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/
Overall165 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20170    No Ratings
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
 

GenealogyJ

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by Nils Meier
A full-featured standalone application that can handle all of your genealogic information (GEDCOM compliant). It provides different graphical components for working on your Family Tree. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is where you go to help with the development of GenealogyJ. It is written in the language Java.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://genj.sourceforge.net/
Overall104.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
20170    No Ratings
201633.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76
Earlier74.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
 

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
Overall104.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
20170    No Ratings
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
 

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/
Overall1454.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03
20170    No Ratings
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
 

Family Tree Maker 2008 to 2014 - by Ancestry

by Ancestry.com
In 2016, Ancestry sold Family Tree Maker to Software MacKiev. Please only review Ancestry versions of Family Tree Maker here. Go to the Family Tree Maker page for Software MacKiev to review releases that started in March 2016. There is also a Mac version.

Ancestry completely rewrote Family Tree Maker in 2008 and it was very different than its previous incarnation. Use this entry to review Ancestry’s newer version, and use the FTM Up To Version 16 entry to review the versions prior to the rewrite.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20150207071808/http://www.ancestry.com/cs/a...
Overall5431.95 out of 51.95 out of 51.95 out of 51.95 out of 51.95 out of 5 1.95
20170    No Ratings
2016452.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
Earlier4981.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 5 1.86
 

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
 

Oxy-gen

by Oxy-gen-soft
A program to convert GEDCOM files into HTML, CSV (for input into Access or Excel), PHP (for MySQL) and XML to put on the Internet. Also available in a French version.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.oxy-gen-soft.net/index_en.php
Overall93.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77
20170    No Ratings
201634.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
Earlier63.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10
 

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/
Overall134.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 54.97 out of 5 4.97
20170    No Ratings
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
 

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