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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/
Overall744.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
2017254.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 5 4.65
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
 

Lineage Family Tree Software

by Broderbund
Allows you to build your famiy tree, search for your ancestors, design trees, charts and reports, and share your findings. Broderbund stopped supporting this software in 2013.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20130120230432/http://www.broderbund.com/p...
Overall53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier41.05 out of 51.05 out of 51.05 out of 51.05 out of 51.05 out of 5 1.05
 

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/
Overall1064.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
201784.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
2016104.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
Earlier884.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5 4.75
 

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/
Overall674.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 5 4.61
2017514.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
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
 

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
Overall133.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75
201743.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74
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
 

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/
Overall751.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 51.82 out of 5 1.82
2017661.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 51.84 out of 5 1.84
201691.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall2094.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
2017154.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
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
 

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/
Overall1994.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
201782.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 52.84 out of 5 2.84
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
 

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/
Overall1693 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
2017143.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 53.02 out of 5 3.02
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
 

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/
Overall532.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 5 2.95
2017112.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
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
 

3D Family Tree

by Progeny Genealogy Inc. (Pierre Clouthier)
Displays your family tree in 3 dimensions. You can build your tree interactively or read your tree from several different programs or GEDCOM.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
https://progenygenealogy.com/products/3d-family-tree.aspx
Overall14 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall764.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 54.77 out of 5 4.77
2017144.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
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
 

Heredis for PC

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by BSD Concept
The best known genealogy software in Europe, developed over 20 years ago. Offers several tools for speedy and simple data entry, analysis of your genealogy and editing of your documents. It includes a Search Wizard that accesses online research tools including Heredis Online, Family Search, Ancestry and MyHeritage. It is available in French and English. There is also a Mac version, an iOS version and an Android version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall233.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41
201732.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier183.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29
 

GENMatcher

by MudCreek Software Inc. (Luc Comeau)
GENMatcher quickly compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates. It can show the comparisons side by side and save your work from session to session.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.mudcreeksoftware.com/genmatcher.htm
Overall35 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20160    No Ratings
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Branches

by Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc. (Mike Miller)
A full featured stand-alone software program that lets you view, manage, and organize your genealogy data in a modern graphical and database environment. Runs on Windows, Mac and iPad.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Handheld • Full Featured
http://www.branchesgenealogy.com/
Overall63.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53
201723 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
201624.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 54.59 out of 5 4.59
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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...
Overall363.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43
201732.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87
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
 

rootstrust

by Atavus, Inc. (K. Brooke Nelson)
A genealogical data management system allowing you to import and export data, generate family tree charts and other textual reports, link document and multimedia image files as well as websites to the objects it manages: Persons, Families, Events, Places, Source and Repositories.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.rootstrust.com/
Overall64.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201734.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 54.65 out of 5 4.65
201623.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

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/
Overall1364.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15
201734 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
2016274.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20
Earlier1064.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
 

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
 

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
 

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