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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...
Overall5281.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 5 1.87
2016301.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 5 1.90
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
 

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/
Overall182.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 52.52 out of 5 2.52
201642.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
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
 

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/...
Overall73.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72
201624 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201522.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
Earlier34.84 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/
Overall1794.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
2016125 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
 

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
Overall73.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201543.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 5 3.20
Earlier22.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 5 2.66
 

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/
Overall253.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61
201633.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
201523.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
Earlier204.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
 

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
Overall3154.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31
2016584.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
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
 

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/
Overall494.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
201674.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
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 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 sold up to 2008. It was then rewritten entirely. Because the versions are so different, please use this entry for the older versions and use the FTM 2008 to 2014 - by Ancestry to review the rewritten versions. To review the latest release (March 2016 or later), use the Family Tree Maker page for Software MacKiev.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20060803064623/http://familytreemaker.com/
Overall1204.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
2016144.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
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
 

GenTools

by H. G. Schloeder
A Windows program handling Calendars, Soundex and conversions of interest to Genealogists. The program and the Website are both in German.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.gentools6.de/
Overall45 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
Earlier35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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 2012 - 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/
Overall13 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201613 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall362.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 5 2.89
201662.42 out of 52.42 out of 52.42 out of 52.42 out of 52.42 out of 5 2.42
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
 

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/
Overall554.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 54.69 out of 5 4.69
201664.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 4.57
201585 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier414.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
 

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/
Overall1512.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 52.96 out of 5 2.96
2016143.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 5 3.21
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
 

3D Family Tree

by Gross Computing (Jeff Gross)
Allows you to view your family tree in ways that show how people are connected through their relationships.

This program’s website vanished in 2014. Maybe Progeny bought them out?

Unsupported • Windows • Utility
http://www.3dfamilytree.com/
Overall21 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201611 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier11 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
 

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/
Overall105 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201635 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
 

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/
Overall294.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
201633.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73
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
 

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/
Overall944.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201664.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
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
 

ViewGED

by Gary Dix
Used to view the information in GEDCOM files. It has list, family, ancestor, descendant and detail views. ViewGED can also be used to export a person list and remove living or other persons from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.ccountry.net/~dix/viewged.htm
Overall24.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 5 4.01
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Dynamic Family Tree (International)

by Michael Horey
Displays a GEDCOM as a fully graphical interactive family tree on a web browser using a Java Applet. Supports many languages. As of April 2016, the Website became unavailable.

Unsupported • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20160119032241/http://www.dftcom2.co.uk/
Overall34.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier22.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
 

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