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Genealogy Software


There are many computer programs are available which can help to organize and file information about the ancestors and relatives whom you have discovered. You input the information into the computer and the software files the people according to their relationship. You can even generate printed copies of any of the charts for your files.

One of the biggest advantages to using one of these programs is the ease of transferring the information from one person to another. If you happen to meet someone in your research travels who is a very distant relative of yours, who also has input their information into the computer, you can very easily get copies of each others information by simply making copies of their files on a CD-ROM. In the absence of a computer, you would either have to make photocopies or copy everything by hand, which would be very time consuming.

Here are some programs that you may find useful:-

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Family Historian 6 Genealogy and Family Tree Software

Calico Pie
CD-ROM (PC)
Windows 7/Windows 8

Family Historian 6 Genealogy and Family Tree Software
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  • Create beautiful charts including Ancestor, Descendant, Everyone, Fan, and All Relatives charts
  • Create books & booklets, reports, maps, websites, queries and family tree CDs & DVDs
  • 100% GEDCOM compatible and complete (GEDCOM is the global standard for shared genealogy data)
Product Description:
Create beautiful family tree charts, including Family Historian's unique 'All Relatives' charts. Smart trees automatically adjust as you add or modify records, or reposition boxes and branches. Use diagrams for browsing and exploring by expanding or hiding tree branches. Click-and-drag to add relatives. Add pictures, videos and other multimedia. Link each face in pictures to your record for that person. Faces taken from pictures are used in the program and in all output (reports, charts, etc.), with no cropping required. The program automatically finds matches for your tree among billions of historical records and family tree profiles on MyHeritage & Findmypast. Matches are shown as on-screen 'hints' (to view record details, a MyHeritage or Findmypast data subscription is normally required). Search for your ancestors across the Internet using the integrated Internet Search tool and new Web Search window. See family events marked on maps and observe changes over time, using a time-slider. Trace relationships graphically on charts and in reports. Web clipping capability makes it easy to extract text and pictures from web sites, using drag-and-drop. Create professional-looking family tree books or booklets with a mix of auto-generated chapters and your own text. Creating family tree websites or family tree CDs/DVDs is easy using Family Historian's powerful wizards. The program comes with 32 highly-configurable reports and you can create your own custom reports. Use built-in scripting tools to automate repetitive tasks. Download free plugins (extensions to the program) from the Plugin Store. With its innovative and visually-oriented user-interface, Family Historian is not just easy to use - exploring and working with your family tree data has never been more fun. Multi-level undo/redo gives peace of mind and Help is available throughout. This is a Windows product. It does not run on the Mac. A CD drive is required for installation.

RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software

RootsMagic
CD-ROM (Pc)

RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software
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  • "The best genealogy program we've seen" - Smart Computing Magazine
  • Publish family history books for your family and friends
  • Run RootsMagic and your data directly from a flash drive
Product Description:
Awarded "Editor's Choice" by Heritage Quest Magazine. RootsMagic is an easy to use family tree program with extensive family history reports, multiple navigation views, photos, publishing, and website creation features. RootsMagic supports unlimited people, families, events, notes, and photos. Users can print complete books (where the program writes the sentences for each event), spectacular charts, forms, lists, and even create custom reports. RootsMagic program also provides multiple database support (with drag and drop), SourceWizard, todo lists, powerful merge features, and more. Full GEDCOM support allows users to easily share their data with others, or to easily import their data from other programs. Import directly from Family Tree Maker (v16 and earlier), PAF, Legacy, or Family Origins. Create shareable CDs of your data and photos to send to your family and friends.

Individual Software Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9

Individual Software
Released: 2013-12-20
CD-ROM (PC)
Windows 8/Windows XP

Individual Software Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9
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  • Don't lose your hard work now that Family Tree Maker is retired. Save your trees, charts & research locally with Family Tree Heritage!
  • New Features Color Coding to ID Generations Interactive Research Timeline Tagging Updated FamilySearch DatabaseAncestry Charts Box Charts With Photos Standard Ancestry Chart Ancestry Wall Chart Wall Chart with Siblings
  • Descendant Charts Standard Descendants Chart Descendants Wall Chart Dropline Chart, Line of Descent Simple Dropline with Photos
Product Description:
Save Time! Family Tree Heritage is fully integrated with the new Family Search, the largest genealogy organization in the world. Find records and important documents for your ancestors with one click from the Main Menu. Import records directly and build your family tree quickly. Everything you need to find your ancestors and build your tree is right at your fingertips.

Family Tree For Dummies

Atari
Released: 2004-03-23
CD-ROM (Windows)
Windows NT/Unix/Windows 2000

Family Tree For Dummies
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  • Create customized family trees with just a few clicks
  • Collect vital records and keep track of your lineage
  • Includes special 128 page manual
Product Description:
Family Tree For Dummies is for the amateur genealogist who isn't sure where to start. Conduct more effective research and create a complete family tree, to understand your background and learn about your heritage!

Broderbund Family Tree Maker: The Easiest and Most Complete Resource for Building Your Family Tree

Broderbund
CD-ROM (Genealogy, Family Searches, Family Trees, Family Finder, Internet Geneaology)

Broderbund Family Tree Maker: The Easiest and Most Complete Resource for Building Your Family Tree
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  • PC Version 4.4, For Windows 95 - Windows XP
  • Exchanges Files with GEDCOM & PAF
  • 2 CD-ROM's

RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software / Book Bundle

RootsMagic
CD-ROM (Windows)
Windows

RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software / Book Bundle
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  • "The best genealogy program we've seen" - Smart Computing Magazine
  • Publish family history books for your family and friends
  • Run RootsMagic and your data directly from a flash drive
Product Description:
RootsMagic 7 Software plus the 380 page book "Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7". Awarded "Editor's Choice" by Heritage Quest Magazine. RootsMagic is an easy to use family tree program with extensive family history reports, multiple navigation views, photos, publishing, and website creation features. RootsMagic supports unlimited people, families, events, notes, and photos. Users can print complete books (where the program writes the sentences for each event), spectacular charts, forms, lists, and even create custom reports. RootsMagic program also provides multiple database support (with drag and drop), SourceWizard, todo lists, powerful merge features, and more. Full GEDCOM support allows users to easily share their data with others, or to easily import their data from other programs. Import directly from Family Tree Maker (v16 and earlier), PAF, Legacy, or Family Origins. Create shareable CDs of your data and photos to send to your family and friends.

Genealogy Software / Genealogy Game Bundle Kit – Individual Software Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9 and Calliope Games Ancestree Board Game

Moore Gifts
CD-ROM

Genealogy Software / Genealogy Game Bundle Kit – Individual Software Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9 and Calliope Games Ancestree Board Game
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  • Bundle includes - Individual Software Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9 with PC CD Disc, and Calliope Games Ancestree Board Game.
  • Just some of the basic software features include Specialized Reports, Color Coding to ID Generations, Interactive Research Timeline, Tagging, Updated FamilySearch Database, Ancestry Charts Box Charts with Photos, Wall Chart, Wall Chart with Siblings, Four Color Fan Chart, Quarter Circle Fan Chart, Descendants Wall Chart, Dropline Chart just to name a few.
  • Ancestree Board box set game is for 2 - 6 players, ages 8 & up. Game plays in 20-40 minutes.
Product Description:
Save time organizing and researching your Family Tree! Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9 is fully integrated with the new Family Search, the largest genealogy organization in the world. Find records and important documents for your ancestors with one click from the Main Menu. Import records directly and build your family tree quickly. Everything you need to find your ancestors and build your tree is right at your fingertips. Ancestree is an elegant tile drafting game designed by Eric M. Lang, illustrated by Larry Elmore and colored by Adelphi Zimmerman. In Ancestree, players get to build their personal family trees! During each of three rounds, every player begins with a hand of 6 Ancestor tiles. They choose one and pass the remaining tiles to the next player. The chosen ancestor is then added to the family tree, connected by leaves or hearts. Once 5 Ancestor tiles have been added to the tree, the round ends. Players compare their family tree to those of their neighbors and gain points for the longest connected generations and for coin icons in their tree. After three rounds, players gain bonus points for all the marriages they have created. The player with the highest score wins! Work on your family tree with this genealogy software program and then gather family, friends, and the kids to play the Ancestree board game. You will build wonderful memories and fun together working and playing with your family genealogy. Makes great gifts for men, women, and kids no matter which one is the genealogy fan / buff in your life.

Family Tree Maker Genealogy Charts Research Software Gramps PC Computer Windows Mac

theSoftwareDude
CD-ROM

Family Tree Maker Genealogy Charts Research Software Gramps PC Computer Windows Mac
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  • Gramplets: A dashboard to help you monitor the progress of your research. A variety of widgets provide quick analysis of your data and more.
  • Relationships: A summary of the active person's parents, siblings, spouses and children.
  • Ancestry: A graphic representation of the active person's ancestry featuring photos and birth/death dates.
Product Description:
Gramps is a software project and community. It's a genealogy program that is both intuitive for hobbyists and feature-complete for professional genealogists. It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists. These software programs are licensed under the GNU Public license (proof on request) no copyrights or trademarks have been infringed.

Family Tree Maker Essentials [OLD VERSION]

Nova Development US
Released: 2011-10-24
CD-ROM (PC)
Windows 7/Windows Vista

Family Tree Maker Essentials [OLD VERSION]
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  • Family-history software--quickly and easily start your family tree
  • Sync desktop and online Ancestry.com trees together with TreeSync
  • Free 1-month membership to Ancestry.com included
Product Description:
Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just starting your search, Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker gives you more exciting ways to discover your family history than any other Genealogy software. Rich storytelling tools enable you to add photos, documents and videos right to your tree.

Living DNA - Your Ancestry Adventure Kit

Living DNA
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Living DNA - Your Ancestry Adventure Kit
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  • 3-in-1 test: Including your family ancestry, Motherline and Fatherline.
  • Receive on-going ancestry updates with no subscription costs
  • Confidential and secure always - you are in charge of your DNA, we never sell client data
Product Description:
At Living DNA we feel the greatest adventure starts with what you discover about yourself and how we are all connected through our DNA. With our easy to use 3-in-1 DNA test, you'll unlock the door to your own amazing adventure without leaving your home. Our test looks at your ancestry in incredible detail by looking at 3 types of DNA; Autosomal, Motherline and Fatherline (if you are male). Accuracy is essential when taking your ancestry test, which is why we deliver percentage breakdowns across 80 worldwide regions including 21 across the UK and Ireland. View your ancestry through history. We put your ancestry into context showing your breakdown today (going back up to 10 generations), and also the migration patterns of your ancestors at different points in history. What will the results tell me? All your results are demonstrated in your own, fully interactive, online portal. The results will demonstrate your ethnic mix and ancestor migration roots back 10 generations. We also give you the opportunity to look down your direct Motherline and Fatherline going back 80,000 years. Your ancestry results updated for free. As the science behind our algorithms evolve, your ancestry results will be updated to provide ongoing details for no additional fees. How it works. Your kit is shipped, you activate your kit online and use our simple mouth swab to collect your DNA sample. Pop it in the post with the free return mailer and view your results online in 6-8 weeks. Whats included in the kit: 1 x mouth swab, let's begin instruction booklet, free return mailer, specimen bag.


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