Software Links

Last updated  March 15, 2012

Ancestral Author is a program that constructs Adobe Acrobat PDF files from GEDCOM files, text files, images, and other sources of user input. It is very simple to use, and creates high quality documents that can be printed, emailed, published on the internet, or sent to a service bureau for conversion into a bound book.

Ancestral Quest  Ancestral Quest (AQ) family tree software is the easiest to use and most versatile genealogy program on the market. Its format is perfect for the beginner and yet powerful enough for the most advanced genealogist. Easy data entry, keyboard shortcuts, scrapbooking, and excellent sourcing capabilities are just some of this genealogy software program’s wonderful award-winning features.

Ancestry Family Tree Use this Free Family Tree Software to search billions of names and access user-submitted family trees. You can also share and collaborate online with family, friends and fellow family historians. This easy-to-use software will also help you: quickly organize your discoveries, search databases for your ancestors, and add multiple generations to your family tree.

Brother’s Keeper Brother’s Keeper is a Windows genealogy shareware program that will help you organize your family history information and let you print a large variety of charts and reports. BK5 works with Windows 3.1 and up with 8 megs RAM or more. BK6 works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and even Vista. There is no charge to download BK to try it out.

Cumberland Family Tree Cumberland Family Tree (Version 3) is a powerful second generation genealogy program – many features, multi-lingual, easy-to-use! Automatically links names as they are added to the database. Include 250 events per person, multiple marriages, scanned photos and documents, sources, stories and more… Print 31 different reports. Even create your very own indexed family history book!

Family Matters Family Matters 97 is now available at version 4.22b (Views: added Forward button on all. Web Output: choice of sorting child births with family events, choice to sort pictures with person events, choice to limit Picture size, ordered person links on Picture web pages by birth date, and a web-generation fix – see versions.txt). Unlimited Source Citations allow linking of sources to persons, person events, families, and family events. For web generation, you can now include those photographs in your database, and the picture/person links you have in your database can be included in your web site. Additionally for web generation, there have been significant improvements in the creative control provided. FM97 is a full 32-bit Microsoft Access 97 application (so savvy users can extend FM’s capabilities). There is also a version for users of Access 2000 or better.

Family Reunion Family Software 2005 is a comprehensive system for recording and sharing family and genealogical information. Great for beginners as well as the more experienced genealogy hobbyist.

Family Tree Builder is a genealogy software for Windows. It offers excellent quality, supports 15 languages and is one of the best genealogy software programs you’ll ever find.

Family Tree Legends version 5.0 is a powerful and sophisticated genealogy program designed to make it easy for you to collect, display, and organize information about your family history. Whether it’s notes, medical facts, pictures, or multimedia files, Family Tree Legends provides you with a single tool to capture every bit of information about the history of your family

Family Tree Maker Family Tree Maker® 2009, the latest version of the world’s best-selling family tree software, gives you an easy way to build and share your family tree – and preserve your precious family history.

Genealogy Research Organizer is a program for Windows that lets you manage your genealogy data. Even complex family relationships become instantly clear, with GRO’s intuitive drop-line chart. You can arrange your ancestors as you desire, and GRO automatically draws the lines between individuals representing their relationship.

GedHTree is a program for Windows 95 / 98 / ME / XP / NT4.0 / 2000 users. The program processes GEDCOM files to generate output pages in HTML format. These HTML files can be uploaded to a personal Web site to share your family genealogy with others on the Web. The same files can be copied onto CD-ROM disks to share data that way as well.

GENMatcher quickly compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates.GENMatcher is a Windows-based application that is used to find matches and duplicates in GEDCOM and PAF 3, 4, 5, TMG 4.x, Legacy, and Family Tree Maker genealogy files.

GENViewer GENViewer is a Windows based application that is used to view and analyze GEDCOM and PAF 3, 4, 5 ,TMG 4.x, Legacy and Family Tree Maker genealogy files. Use GENViewer to search your computer for individuals and the Internet. With GENViewer, you can view dozens of files in minutes.

Ilanot Jewish Genealogy Program DoroTree is the revolutionary new program for Jewish genealogists. DoroTree was developed with an emphasis on user friendliness. DoroTree performs simultaneously in two character sets: Latin characters (English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese) on the left and Hebrew on the right. (You can type in and display Hebrew characters without a Hebrew operating system.)

Kith and Kin  Kith and Kin Pro is a software package for storing, interrogating and documenting family trees. It features an easy to use graphical interface and powerful data management tools which makes it ideal for large or small trees.  Each family tree is stored in a relational database with a capacity of over 2,000 million records and you can have as many databases as you like. Kith and Kin Pro uses the powerful SQL (Structured Query Language) and other search tools to find data in the family tree. Results from SQL queries can be used to form custom reports or text files for exporting to other programs such as spreadsheets.

Legacy 7.0  The full-featured professional genealogy program that helps you track, organize, print, and share your family history. Includes sourcing, reports, merging, To Do list, slide shows, multimedia, Web pages, spell checking, import and export and much more. And, it’s free!
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LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primarily strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format.

Personal Ancestral File Personal Ancestral File 5.2 is a Windows®-based version of one of the most widely used genealogical management programs for home computers. The software program can be downloaded free from the Internet. PAF 5.2 does not provide genealogical data. Instead, it helps users organize their family history records. It can produce, either on screen or on paper, family histories, pedigree charts, family group records, and other reports to help users in their search for missing ancestors.

Reunion  Reunion is a genealogy software program — a “family tree program” — for the Macintosh.
Reunion helps you to document, store, and display information about your family — your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc. It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos. It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic form — people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion.

Roots Magic RootsMagic is the easiest to use family tree software available for Windows XP, 95, 98, ME, NT, and 2000, yet is also one of the most powerful. See why professional genealogists and beginners alike say RootsMagic is the best genealogy software in the world. **Version 4 is now available! For a limited time get RootsMagic V4 for $19.95. Use the upgrade from any competing Genealogy Software program. Price good until April 30, 2009.

The Master Genealogist  The Master Genealogist (or “TMG”) v7 is the gold standard in family history software. Used by novices and professional researchers alike, the latest version reinforces TMG’s reputation as the most powerful family history project manager on the market while adding many new features to make it easy and fun to use.

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