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Evidentia

by 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/
Overall74.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
201555 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
 

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/
Overall894.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201574.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 4.85
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
 

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/
Overall3631.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 51.51 out of 5 1.51
2015271.59 out of 51.59 out of 51.59 out of 51.59 out of 51.59 out of 5 1.59
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
 

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...
Overall183.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall843.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62
201535 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
Earlier583.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72
 

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/
Overall1433.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89
201543.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68
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
 

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/
Overall1203.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28
201543.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 5 3.24
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
 

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
Overall1954.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
201584.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
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 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/
Overall364.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
201535 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
 

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/
Overall764.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
201515 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
 

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/
Overall1554.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
201535 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2014264.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
Earlier1264.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
 

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/
Overall404.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
201545 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201495 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier274.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

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/
Overall244.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201454.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
Earlier184.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 54.98 out of 5 4.98
 

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/
Overall132.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 52.16 out of 5 2.16
20150    No Ratings
201432.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73
Earlier101.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 5 1.56
 

Sort Your Story

by Lorel Kapke
Helps you organize, de-clutter, and store your family’s important information on your computer. Online videos and tutorials guide you.

Purchase • Windows • Auxiliary
http://www.sortyourstory.com/
Overall23.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66
20150    No Ratings
201414 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
 

Family Tree Journal

by Cherry Tree Software (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...
Overall45 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
201445 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.relativelyyours.com/
Overall94.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06
20150    No Ratings
201464 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier34.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
 

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
Overall21 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20150    No Ratings
201421 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Family Tree Legends

by Pearl Street Software (Cliff Shaw & Chris Cooper)
A complete, easy to use and very nice looking program. In 2007, Pearl Street Software merged with MyHeritage.com and the website has since been removed.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20130430063252/http://www.familytreelegend...
Overall74.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
20150    No Ratings
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier64.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12
 

GEDCOM to KML

by Thierry Accart
An open source Java program that converts a GEDCOM file to map items (KML) to be able to view on a map family events by century, by generation, and in an ascendants tree. It has a development area at SourceForge.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Online • Utility
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/gedcomtokml/
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
201414 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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