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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...
Overall143.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25
2014113.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
201332.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall3011.52 out of 51.52 out of 51.52 out of 51.52 out of 51.52 out of 5 1.52
20141211.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 51.33 out of 5 1.33
2013481.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 5 1.97
Earlier1322.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 5 2.26
 

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 • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall1614.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
2014684.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
2013624.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
Earlier313.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76
 

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/
Overall753.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43
2014173.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15
2013133.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
Earlier454.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
 

Relatively Yours

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.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.relativelyyours.com/
Overall64.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06
201434 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier34.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
 

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. It compares itself with Personal Ancestral File, Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and The Master Genealogist. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1103.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55
2014163.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 5 3.20
2013113.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
Earlier834.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
 

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
Overall22.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 5 2.66
201422.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 5 2.66
20130    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/
Overall814.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
2014214.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19
201384.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier524.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
 

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/
Overall324.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201475 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201394.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
Earlier164.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
 

Heritage Collector

by LifeStory Productions, Inc. (Marlo E. Schuldt)
Software that helps you manage your photos, information, stories, videos and maps that starts today with your family and reaches back into your family history.

Purchase • Windows • Auxiliary
http://heritagecollector.com/
Overall25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201425 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Clooz

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by Ancestral Systems, LLC (Joe Bissett and Richard Thomas, Jr.)
Clooz is a document based sophisticated research assistance tool and database for systematically researching, accumulating, analyzing, organizing and storing the evidence and clues to your ancestry, and interfaces with certain established family tree programs.

Purchase • Windows • Auxiliary
http://www.clooz.com/
Overall304.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58
201435 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2013124.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
Earlier154.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
 

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/
Overall384.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
201494.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
201364.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
Earlier234.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
 

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/
Overall734.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201464.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40
201394.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
Earlier584.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

Community Express

by John Burton
A database system for anthropological genealogy and community census on the Windows platform when you have many thousands of people to deal with. It has workflow tools, media handling, search and query tools, and security features like data logging (’who said what to whom on what day’) and it uses anthropological symbols.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.communityexpress.info/
Overall21 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20141    No Ratings
20130    No Ratings
Earlier11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
 

Family Tree Journal

by Rick Cherry
One of the first genealogy shareware programs, first released in 1987. Won a Shareware Industry Award in 1993 as the Best Home and Hobby Software.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060612202004/http://cherrytreesoftware.co...
Overall25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201425 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/...
Overall34.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier23.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32
 

Ancestors and Descendants

by Adventures in Ancestry, Inc. (Daniel and Karen Hancock)
No longer for sale, but the complete website describing the program is still up. A full featured DOS program designed by genealogists for genealogists with over 100 standard reports.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.hancockonline.net/AnD/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201414 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Ancestral Quest

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by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay)
This is the program on which the Windows version PAF was based. It uses the same database structure as PAF (Personal Ancestral File). 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 • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall234.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
201454.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
201345 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier144.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
 

PediTree

by Pedigree Software (Murray Kennedy)
PediTree is a genealogy system for researching, storing and printing your family history. PediTree’s strengths are its compact storage and indexing of very detailed records of People, Marriages and Sources such as Census records and other record types that you can create yourself. The program was introduced as Pedigree for MSDOS in 1987, was renamed to PediiView when released for Windows 3.1 and the version for 32-bit Windows is now called PediTree.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.pedigree-software.co.uk/
Overall15 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
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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
Overall62.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 5 2.03
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201343.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

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