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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
 

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
Overall2024.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40
2015154.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
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
 

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...
Overall233.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65
201563.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78
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
 

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
 

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/
Overall3921.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
2015561.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 51.68 out of 5 1.68
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
 

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/
Overall794.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
201545 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
 

Genbox Family History

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by Thoughtful Creations (William Flight)
A complete genealogy software package. It will help you organize your research, store your data, enter proper source citations, and produce professional-quality charts and reports that you can preview and modify, then print or publish on the web. Genbox compares itself to The Master Genealogist, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.genbox.com/
Overall213.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 53.01 out of 5 3.01
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201414 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier194.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03
 

Ultimate Family Tree (UFT)

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...
Overall264.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 54.81 out of 5 4.81
201525 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201445 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier203.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 5 3.99
 

MinSläkt

by Dannbergs Data
A Swedish genealogy program for Windows. The program is intended primarily for you amateur scientists who want to create some order among the information from relatives that you have collected. Website is in Swedish.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.dannbergsdata.se/
Overall54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

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/
Overall1223.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26
201563.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 5 3.16
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
 

ScionPC

by Robbie J Akins
A genealogical management system with a modern, easy to-use interface.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/scionpc/
Overall33.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56
201514 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall904.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201584.85 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
 

HuMo-gen

by Huub Mons
A open source freeware program to make either an HTML-based or a PHP-based website from a GEDCOM file. It offers a wide range of text reports and charts, as well as PDF export. It has a development area at Sourceforge.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.humogen.com/
Overall45 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
Earlier35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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
 

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/
Overall833.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60
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
Earlier573.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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