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Family Tree Journal

by 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...
Overall1    No Ratings
20141    No Ratings
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

PediTree

by Pedigree Software (Murray Kennedy)
PediTree is a genealogy system for researching, storing and printing your family history. PediTree’s strengths are its compact storage and indexing of very detailed records of People, Marriages and Sources such as Census records and other record types that you can create yourself. The program was introduced as Pedigree for MSDOS in 1987, was renamed to PediiView when released for Windows 3.1 and the version for 32-bit Windows is now called PediTree.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.pedigree-software.co.uk/
Overall15 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
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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 • Full Featured
http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
Overall1484.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
2014554.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
2013624.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
Earlier313.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76
 

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/
Overall2651.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 51.66 out of 5 1.66
2014851.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 51.43 out of 5 1.43
2013481.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 51.97 out of 5 1.97
Earlier1322.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 52.26 out of 5 2.26
 

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
Overall62.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 52.03 out of 5 2.03
201411 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201343.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall111.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 51.65 out of 5 1.65
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201371.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 51.55 out of 5 1.55
Earlier31.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 51.61 out of 5 1.61
 

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. It compares itself with Personal Ancestral File, Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and The Master Genealogist. They have a blog. They have a number of user groups.

Free • Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Overall1083.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66
2014143.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
2013113.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
Earlier834.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
 

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...
Overall93.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27
201463.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38
201332.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall804.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
2014204.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28
201384.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier524.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
 

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. It has User Groups.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.whollygenes.com/
Overall1383.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85
201474.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201393.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71
Earlier1223.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62
 

Behold

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/
Overall104.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 4.26
201424.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
201314 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier73.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95
 

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
Overall11 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
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall714.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41
201443.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 53.98 out of 5 3.98
201394.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68
Earlier584.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
 

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...
Overall244.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201445 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier203.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 5 3.99
 

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/
Overall374.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
201484.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17
201364.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
Earlier234.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80
 

Familienbande

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
Overall53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61
201423.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
201314 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
Earlier24 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
 

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 • Auxiliary
http://www.clooz.com/
Overall284.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
2013124.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
Earlier154.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60
 

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/
Overall1494.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 4.89
2014234.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 54.86 out of 5 4.86
2013654.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 54.95 out of 5 4.95
Earlier614.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 4.83
 

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 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/
Overall673.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48
201493.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06
2013133.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30
Earlier454.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36
 

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...
Overall53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
201422.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 52.85 out of 5 2.85
201325 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier13 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
 

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