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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/
Overall1583.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
201733.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73
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
 

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/
Overall654.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201735 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall72.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 5 2.63
201721 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
201634.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16
Earlier25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Family Tree Legends

by Pearl Street Software (Cliff Shaw & Chris Cooper)
A complete, easy to use and very nice looking program. In 2007, Pearl Street Software merged with MyHeritage.com and the website has since been removed.

Unsupported • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20130430063252/http://www.familytreelegend...
Overall123.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201625 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier93.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05
 

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...
Overall5461.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 51.92 out of 5 1.92
201731 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016452.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
Earlier4981.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 51.86 out of 5 1.86
 

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
Overall3204.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
2016624.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05
Earlier2574.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
 

Genome Mate Pro

by Beckins LLC (Rebecca Walker)
A desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while researching DNA comparisons. It includes features to aid in identifying common ancestors. Can import data for each profile from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Utility
http://genomemate.org/
Overall44.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42
201725 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201612 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
Earlier1    No Ratings
 

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
Overall103.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
201712 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00
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 - 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/
Overall1364.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11
201733.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50
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
 

GénàToile

by Jean-Baptiste Fahy
A French HTML conversion program written in Java based on Ged2wwwf but simpler to use and with some extra features. Website is in French.

Free • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
http://home.nordnet.fr/~jbfahy/Genatoile/
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
 

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/
Overall584.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 54.74 out of 5 4.74
201794.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
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
 

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/
Overall2014.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5 4.90
201775 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall215 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201755 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall433.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

ohmiGene

by Thierry Nauze
A program from France developed for Windows and Mac. Adheres strictly to GEDCOM standards and also reads and writes a GmC format. Website is in French. There is also an iPad version available.

Purchase • Windows • Mac • Full Featured
http://ohmi.celeonet.fr/ohmiGene/
Overall24.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46
201714 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

One Fam

by Thomas O’Donoghue and (Bernard) Tao Cui
An online family tree program that allows family members to work together to create a family story. It has a downloadable desktop program and a mobile app that integrates with the online site.

Free • Windows • Handheld • Online • Full Featured
https://www.onefam.com/
Overall44.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201634.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 54.66 out of 5 4.66
Earlier0    No Ratings
 

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/
Overall111.54 out of 51.54 out of 51.54 out of 51.54 out of 51.54 out of 5 1.54
201721.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 5 1.50
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
 

BirthWrite

by Richard McDonald
A shareware genealogy program for Windows that includes website publishing and PDF support.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.birthwrite.com/
Overall15 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
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/
Overall994.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201715 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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
 

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/
Overall242.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 52.66 out of 5 2.66
201711 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00
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
 

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