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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
Overall2424.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
2015554.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2014944.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
Earlier934.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
 

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/
Overall4201.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 5 1.61
2015841.79 out of 51.79 out of 51.79 out of 51.79 out of 51.79 out of 5 1.79
20141561.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 51.36 out of 5 1.36
Earlier1802.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 52.06 out of 5 2.06
 

Generations

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/...
Overall44.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier23.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32
 

Family Tree Maker - Up To Version 16

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/
Overall873.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81
201575 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2014233.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17
Earlier573.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
 

Personal Ancestral File (PAF)

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/
Overall434.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
20152    No Ratings
2014124.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
Earlier294.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
 

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/
Overall1302.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71
2015141.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 5 1.91
2014222.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 5 2.93
Earlier943.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
 

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/
Overall934.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
2015114.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
2014224.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 5 4.01
Earlier604.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
 

Simple Family Tree

by JDMCOX Software (Doug Cox)
Enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. It reads and writes files in GEDCOM format.
You can enter notes, events, a second name, and marriage details for each individual. Written in C, with source code available. It is also available as a portable application.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.jdmcox.com/
Overall15 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
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Pandora’s Hope Chest

by Pandora’s Hope (Eric Vance)
A Google Chrome browser extension that helps users of the FamilySearch.org website by searching your family tree and collecting Temple work that is ready to request.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pandoras-hope-chest/gjneklba...
Overall243.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74
201574 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
2014143.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66
Earlier32.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
 

Visual Family Tree Maker

by Jerry C. DeKeyser
A Java based fully functional genealogy software to record, organize, print, search and share your family history. It can auto create dynamic PHP or static HTML web pages.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.lavistalab.com/vft/software.html
Overall15 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
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall384.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201555 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201484.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
Earlier254.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
 

GEDxlate

by RKS Consulting Services (Rick Seelhoff)
Translates genealogy data from standard GEDCOM format into MS Access (*.mdb), MS Excel (*.xls), comma delimited (*.csv), and text file (*.txt) formats.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.gedmagic.com/GEDxlate.htm
Overall71.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 5 1.56
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
 

GenQuiry

by ColeValleyGirl (Helen Wright)
A program designed to help you manage your family history research. It keeps track of the searches you’ve made and their results, your plans of what to do, which sources are relevant for particular places. It helps you cite your sources consistently and record how you reached a conclusion from a variety of conflicting evidence.

Free • Windows • Auxiliary
http://www.genquiry.com/
Overall34.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier24 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

Family Reunion Planner Organizer

by Fimark
A program for Family Reunion Planning that includes some extra Family Genealogy Research tools in the Deluxe edition. It helps organize, assign duties, plan the banquet, invites, flyers, t-shirts and more.

Purchase • Windows • Handheld • Auxiliary
http://family-reunion-planner.fimark.net/
Overall15 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
20140    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/
Overall814.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
201565 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201484.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier674.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
 

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. In December 2014, TMG was discontinued. It still has User Groups.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.whollygenes.com/
Overall1443.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84
201553.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
201484.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
Earlier1313.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65
 

Celebrating My Family Tree and Me

by Celebrating Family History (Holly T. Hansen)
This is essentially a version of Ancestral Quest that has been licenced to be sold and marketed with a different name by Celebrating Family History.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://celebratingfamilyhistory.com/fs_mft.php
Overall11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

GEDCOM View and Compare (GVC)

by Wolfgang Geithner
Allows you to visual the differences between two GEDCOM files and create new GEDCOM files that are made up of either the differences or the union of the two files.

Free • Windows • Utility
https://sites.google.com/site/gedcomviewcompare/home
Overall31 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201421 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Aldfaer

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/
Overall84.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier73.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
 

GenealogyJ

by Nils Meier
A full-featured standalone Java 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/
Overall64.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
 

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