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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...
Overall274.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 5 4.65
201534.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 5 4.61
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
 

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/
Overall4311.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67
2015951.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 5 1.91
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
 

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/
Overall903.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79
2015104.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
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
 

Behold

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by Louis Kessler
A program that is output-based rather than input based. It features an “Everything Report” that displays all your data and allows you to reorganize families as you want. Behold has a blog: Behold Blog.

Purchase • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://www.beholdgenealogy.com/
Overall132.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75
201532 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201424.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
Earlier83.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
 

Geves

by Gevesoft Ltd. (Paul Bower)
Geves concentrates on recording historical events and sources. You can download information directly from the internet, create charts, add photos, display maps, and print lists of information stored in your family data. Suitable for genealogy or one-name or one-place studies. Sometime in 2015, the website for Geves vanished.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://web.archive.org/web/20141218123904/http://gevesoft.co.uk/
Overall51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 51.27 out of 5 1.27
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
20140    No Ratings
Earlier45 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall834.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 54.72 out of 5 4.72
201585 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
 

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.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.ancquest.com/
Overall254.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201525 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
 

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/
Overall1574.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
201554.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 5 4.53
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
 

Cumberland Family Tree

by Cumberland Family Software (Ira J. Lund)
A Windows shareware program started in the early 1990’s centered around creating your very own family book, with an emphasis on event-based genealogy. The author took a leave from the software between 2007 and 2012, but now it’s back.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.cft-win.com/
Overall15 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
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall394.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 4.78
201565 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
 

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...
Overall253.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55
201583.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49
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 History System

by Phillip Brown
A program with a well laid out and very unique “Relative Report”. It started out as a DOS program in the 1990’s and recently has been converted to Windows. There is a free version plus an extended version. As of 2014, the website was no longer available.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://web.archive.org/web/20130903001342/http://www.familyhistorysyst...
Overall64.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
201515 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201422.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 5 2.85
Earlier34.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
 

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
Overall2564.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
2015694.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 4.43
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
 

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/...
Overall44.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
201515 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
Earlier23.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32
 

Personal Ancestral File (PAF)

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/
Overall434.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
20152    No Ratings
2014124.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38
Earlier294.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
 

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/
Overall1302.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71
2015141.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 51.91 out of 5 1.91
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
 

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/
Overall934.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
2015114.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
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
 

Simple Family Tree

by JDMCOX Software (Doug Cox)
Enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. It reads and writes files in GEDCOM format.
You can enter notes, events, a second name, and marriage details for each individual. Written in C, with source code available. It is also available as a portable application.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.jdmcox.com/
Overall15 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
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

Visual Family Tree Maker

by Jerry C. DeKeyser
A free fully functional genealogy software for Windows to record, organize, print, search and share your family history. There is also a Java-based version called Vista Family Tree Maker that runs on Windows, McIntosh or Linux.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.lavistalab.com/vft/software.html
Overall15 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
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
Overall71.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 51.56 out of 5 1.56
201511 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
Earlier53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
 

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