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Taurus Family Tree

by Taurus Software and Consulting (Robert Thornburrow)
A java application for storing, browsing and plotting genealogical information. Reads FTML, GEDCOM and CSV file formats. Plots both trees and timelines.

Free • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.tsac.co.uk/genealogy/
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
 

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/
Overall2321.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67
2014481.29 out of 51.29 out of 51.29 out of 51.29 out of 51.29 out of 5 1.29
2013511.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
Earlier1332.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
 

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/
Overall653.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74
201473.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80
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 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
Overall1344.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29
2014414.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33
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 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/
Overall294.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58
201445 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201394.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18
Earlier164.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 4.82
 

Genealone

by David Nebesky
A genealogy website maker that allows you to create, edit and display your family tree online. Reads GEDCOM and generates PHP code using a MySQL database, which nearly all web servers support.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://genealone.com/
Overall25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201425 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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...
Overall62.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 5 2.92
201432.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 5 2.97
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
 

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).

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/paf/
Overall344.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40
201453.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
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
 

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...
Overall214.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34
201415 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
 

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/
Overall1053.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88
2014113.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79
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
 

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/
Overall1373.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85
201464.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52
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
 

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/
Overall764.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 54.47 out of 5 4.47
2014164.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
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
 

Ancestral Quest

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by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay)
This is the program on which the Windows version PAF was based. It uses the same database structure as PAF (Personal Ancestral File). 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/
Overall234.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
201453.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
201345 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier144.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 54.94 out of 5 4.94
 

Heredis for PC

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 and an iOS version.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-pc/
Overall173.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70
201423.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93
201323.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
Earlier133.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 5 3.69
 

Relatively Yours

by Computability Pty. Limited (Greg Morgan)
A complete system, designed and programmed in Australia, so that all the information you can research about your family history can be recorded, displayed and reproduced in a meaningful fashion. Has some very interesting and unique reports.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured
http://www.relativelyyours.com/
Overall54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06
201424 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20130    No Ratings
Earlier34.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
 

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/
Overall1414.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 54.91 out of 5 4.91
2014154.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 54.93 out of 5 4.93
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
 

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/
Overall35 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
201315 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier15 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/
Overall704.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45
201433.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97
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
 

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/
Overall22.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
201412 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
201315 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall94.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40
201415 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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