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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 2014 - 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/
Overall671.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 5 1.68
2017581.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 51.69 out of 5 1.69
201691.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
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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/
Overall272.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
201742.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73
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
 

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/
Overall574.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
2017414.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 4.39
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
 

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
Overall344.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201774.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
201684.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
Earlier194.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
 

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...
Overall5601.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
2017171.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 51.77 out of 5 1.77
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
 

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/
Overall744.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
2017124.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
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
 

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
Overall123.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44
201733.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
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
 

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/
Overall1672.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
2017122.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 5 2.89
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
 

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/
Overall694.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
2017204.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
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
 

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/
Overall523.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
2017103.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22
2016122.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
Earlier303.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
 

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/
Overall82.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 52.19 out of 5 2.19
201731 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
 

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
Overall3424.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
2017234.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09
2016624.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier2574.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
 

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 • Utility
http://www.clooz.com/
Overall433.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201624 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier404.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
 

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/
Overall1984.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 5 4.37
201773 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
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 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/
Overall524.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201684.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64
Earlier424.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
 

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/
Overall2074.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
2017134.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
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
 

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/
Overall1464.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22
201715 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
Earlier1443.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84
 

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/
Overall65 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201725 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
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
Overall113.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
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
 

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...
Overall353.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77
201723.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44
201653.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72
Earlier284.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20
 

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