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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
Overall2704.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14
2016132.39 out of 52.39 out of 52.39 out of 52.39 out of 52.39 out of 5 2.39
2015704.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44
Earlier1874.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41
 

Family Book Creator

by Stefan Harms
A plugin for Family Tree Maker for Windows that lets you create a family book in RTF (Rich Text Format) from your data in your Family Tree Maker database. Requires FTM 2012 or later.

Purchase • Windows • Utility
http://www.familybookcreator.com/
Overall105 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201635 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201575 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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/
Overall534.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
201644.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32
201585 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier414.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 54.51 out of 5 4.51
 

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/
Overall1154.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21
201694.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55
2015264.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
Earlier803.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36
 

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/
Overall294.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30
201633.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73
201535 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier234.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54
 

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...
Overall5231.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 51.87 out of 5 1.87
2016251.94 out of 51.94 out of 51.94 out of 51.94 out of 51.94 out of 5 1.94
20151622.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 5 2.10
Earlier3361.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 51.5 out of 5 1.50
 

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/
Overall944.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
201664.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 54.79 out of 5 4.79
2015134.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 54.92 out of 5 4.92
Earlier754.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
 

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/
Overall1502.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 5 2.92
2016133.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13
2015212.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41
Earlier1163.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28
 

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/
Overall484.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70
201664.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 54.49 out of 5 4.49
201595 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier334.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63
 

ViewGED

by Gary Dix
Used to view the information in GEDCOM files. It has list, family, ancestor, descendant and detail views. ViewGED can also be used to export a person list and remove living or other persons from a GEDCOM file.

Free • Windows • Utility
http://www.ccountry.net/~dix/viewged.htm
Overall24.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 5 4.01
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier15 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
 

Genbox Family History

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by Thoughtful Creations (William Flight)
A complete genealogy software package. It will help you organize your research, store your data, enter proper source citations, and produce professional-quality charts and reports that you can preview and modify, then print or publish on the web. Genbox compares itself to The Master Genealogist, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker.

Purchase • Windows • Full Featured • Builds Website
http://www.genbox.com/
Overall234.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
201523.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35
Earlier204.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
 

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/...
Overall63.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
201522.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88
Earlier34.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
 

Dynamic Family Tree (International)

by Michael Horey
Displays a GEDCOM as a fully graphical interactive family tree on a web browser using a Java Applet. Supports many languages. As of April 2016, the Website became unavailable.

Unsupported • Windows • Utility • Builds Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20160119032241/http://www.dftcom2.co.uk/
Overall34.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier22.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 52.22 out of 5 2.22
 

Get My Ancestors

by Ohana Software LLC
A free program from Ohana Software that allows you to download your family tree from the FamilySearch family tree and save it as a PAF database. You must already have access to familysearch.org.

Free • Windows • Mac • Utility
http://www.ohanasoftware.com/?sec=GetMyAncestors
Overall92.68 out of 52.68 out of 52.68 out of 52.68 out of 52.68 out of 5 2.68
201613 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier82.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 5 2.14
 

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/
Overall34.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier25 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/
Overall343.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 53.09 out of 5 3.09
201642.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98
2015132.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82
Earlier173.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59
 

GenealogyJ

by Nils Meier
A full-featured standalone application that can handle all of your genealogic information (GEDCOM compliant). It provides different graphical components for working on your Family Tree. This is an Open Source project and is free. This is where you go to help with the development of GenealogyJ. It is written in the language Java.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://genj.sourceforge.net/
Overall93.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67
201622.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62
201525 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50
 

Ancestris

by Francois Avernes
A free Genealogy program written in Java that works under any operating system. In addition to a standard editor, it also has a GEDCOM editor, and offers many views and reports of your data. It works with GEDCOM 5.5 files to allow exchange and sharing of without losing data. It is available in a number of languages.

Free • Windows • Mac • Unix • Full Featured
http://www.ancestris.org
Overall43.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87
201614 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00
20150    No Ratings
Earlier33.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48
 

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...
Overall103.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05
20161    No Ratings
201522.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 52.46 out of 5 2.46
Earlier74.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 54.88 out of 5 4.88
 

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/
Overall1314.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 54.61 out of 5 4.61
201664.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14
2015434.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 54.84 out of 5 4.84
Earlier824.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04
 

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