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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/
Overall924.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
201645 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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 Maker - Current Version

by Software MacKiev (Jack Minsky)
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.

Note: In Feb 2016, Ancestry.com announced that Software MacKiev will become the new publisher of Family Tree Maker.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.mackiev.com/ftm/
Overall5111.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 51.85 out of 5 1.85
2016131.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 5 1.65
20151622.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 5 2.10
Earlier3361.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 5 1.50
 

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
Overall2614.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
201643.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49
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
 

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.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall284.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
201622.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 5 2.97
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
 

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/
Overall1764.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
201695 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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...
Overall293.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201543.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85
Earlier244.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
 

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/
Overall1094.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
201635 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall172.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90
201633.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 5 3.04
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
 

Family Book Creator

by Stefan Harms
A plugin for Family Tree Maker for Windows that lets you create a family book in RTF (Rich Text Format) from your data in your Family Tree Maker database. Requires FTM 2012 or later.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.familybookcreator.com/
Overall85 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
201575 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
Overall254.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201664.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2015145 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61
 

Genome Mate Pro

by Rebecca Walker
A desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while researching DNA comparisons. It includes features to aid in identifying common ancestors. Can import data for each profile from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
http://genomemate.org/
Overall22 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
20151    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall1274.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
201624.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
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
 

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/
Overall114.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 54.96 out of 5 4.96
20161    No Ratings
201585 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier24 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

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/
Overall323.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
201622.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 52.99 out of 5 2.99
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
 

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/
Overall1432.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
201663.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66
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
 

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/
Overall434.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201595 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier334.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
 

Family History System

by Phillip Brown
A program with a well laid out and very unique “Relative Report”. It started out as a DOS program in the 1990’s and later was converted to Windows. The author is no longer continuing work on the program, but does provide support for it.

Free • Purchase • Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.bethelumctlh.org/FHSWWW/
Overall74.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
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
Earlier53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
 

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/
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
 

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/
Overall94.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
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
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 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/
Overall83.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201525 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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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