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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 other’s 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.

Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15

Individual Software
DVD-ROM
Windows

Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15
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  • FREE access to over 14 billion historical records, photos, news stories, and documents
  • TreeTips- Innovative technology built into Family Tree Heritage displays hints for possible records about your ancestors
  • Get started quickly with a friendly user interface and options for English, French, Spanish, and German!
Product Description:

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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.

Living DNA - Your Ancestry Adventure Kit

Living DNA
Health and Beauty

Living DNA - Your Ancestry Adventure Kit
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  • A simple swab test with comprehensive results - Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Autosomal DNA (atDNA) and if male Y-DNA
  • Receive on-going ancestry updates with no subscription costs
  • View test results through a secure online portal; all of your data is kept confidential and secure at all times and is never shared with third parties without your permission
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 detailed percentage breakdowns across 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.

Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15 [PC Download]

Individual Software
Released: 2017-09-01
Software Download (PC)
Windows 10/Windows 7

Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15 [PC Download]
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  • FREE access to over 14 billion historical records, photos, news stories, and documents
  • TreeTips - Innovative technology built into Family Tree Heritage displays hints for possible records about your ancestors
  • Get started quickly with a friendly user interface and options for English, French, Spanish, and German
Product Description:

Family Tree Heritage makes it easy to discover your family history, build your family tree, and share your family story. You'll have FREE access to over 14 billion historical records, photos, news stories, and documents.* Find important documents for your ancestors, with one click, for seamless searches to the world’s largest genealogy databases.

Family Tree Maker Customer?
Don’t lose your research now that Family Tree Maker is retired. Save your trees, charts, and research locally with Family Tree Heritage. Seamlessly export your data files from Family Tree Maker into Family Tree Heritage in two easy steps. Search Ancestry records directly from Family Tree Heritage if you are an ancestry subscriber.

What's New in Family Tree Heritage?

TreeTips
Have you ever wished that someone could do your research for you? TreeTips is an innovative technology built into Family Tree Heritage that displays hints for possible records about your ancestors. These hints are from MyHeritage, FamilySearch and Findmypast.

Memories Manager
New! Link Family Tree Heritage to FamilySearch records. Quickly and easily exchange your scrapbook items with the Memories on FamilySearch. You can easily link your scrapbook items to the images on FamilySearch, and share your information and images with others!

Direct Access to Powerful Genealogy Sites
Family Tree Heritage is fully integrated with the new Family Tree of FamilySearch, Myheritage, and Findmypast. Import records directly and build your family tree quickly.
No subscription required for worldwide searches
Search 14 billion records with 1-click from the software

Language Options
Get started quickly with a friendly user interface and options for English, French, Spanish, and German. Choose the language you wish to use.

Powerful Genealogy Design Tools
Create colorful trees, heirloom-quality charts, reports and family books that will be cherished by your family members now and in future years, with Family Tree Heritage’s genealogy design tools. Share your family’s story at family reunions and online.

Interactive Research Timeline
Uncover clues to discover more information about your ancestors and family history. Find events that may have affected your ancestors, such as a war or immigration issue. These events will refer you to additional resources to learn more about your ancestors. There are several pre-designed event groups to choose from and you may also add your own events. The Timeline view is interactive: click on names, dates, and places to see how it responds. A Timeline report is available for printing.

Tags
Tag your ancestor similarities, such as geographic location, medical conditions, and more! Create your own set of Tags and assign up to three Tags to individuals in your database. The tags display on various screens and reports in Family Tree Heritage.

Color Coding
Quickly identify individuals and family lines on your family tree. This four-color filing system allows you to add background colors to the name boxes for individuals and/or family lines. The color coding displays on various screens and reports, allowing you to track individuals from the maternal and paternal sides of your mother and father’s ancestors.

Design Trees, Charts & Reports!
Create colorful trees, heirloom-quality charts, reports and family books that will be cherished by your family members now and in future years.

Four-Color Fan Charts
You can generate a Four-Color Fan Chart and include siblings of the first generation in the chart. Create any number of charts for your family.

  • Ancestry Charts
  • Descendant Charts
  • Family Charts
  • Pedigree Fan Charts
  • Large Wall Charts
  • Pedigree Charts

More Features than Any Other Genealogy Program!

  • Lists & Calendars
  • Records & Reports
  • Advanced Management Reports
  • Collaboration Tools
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Share on Flash or Thumb Drive
  • 1-Click Search to 14+ Billion Records
  • Advanced Features
  • Color Coding to ID Generations
  • Interactive Research Timeline
  • Tagging
  • Updated FamilySearch Database
  • Family Books & Scrapbooks
Required Minimum Processor: Intel Core i5 4th generation or equivalent AMD processor Required Processor Support: Intel Core i5 4th generation or equivalent AMD processor Required RAM: 4 GB Required Video Card: 1280 x 800, True Color (32 bit) mode required

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 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

Ancestral Quest 15 (Windows) Family Tree and Genealogy Software

Incline Software, LC
CD-ROM

Ancestral Quest 15 (Windows) Family Tree and Genealogy Software
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  • Record and organize your family tree
  • Preserve family stories, pictures, documents, videos and more
  • FamilySearch certified - easily sync your personal data with FamilySearch family tree (optional)
Product Description:
Ancestral Quest is an exciting program for Windows and Mac that makes it possible for anyone to do genealogy! It is easy-to-learn, fun to use and packed with powerful features.
  • Create your Family Tree!
  • Document your Sources
  • Create enjoyable Multimedia Scrapbooks
  • Research your family on the Internet with TreeTips (Receive research hints from Findmypast and FamilySearch, and enjoy one-click advanced searches on Ancestry.com and MyHeritage)
  • Share your family on the Web
  • Create a variety of elegant and functional Charts and Reports
  • Publish a Family Book complete with Table of Contents and Index
  • Search, Filter and Focus your data
  • Record unlimited events for each individual and marriage
  • Collaborate with others using AQ's exclusive NetFam capability
  • Compare and Merge Databases
  • Organize your research with the Research Manager and Log
  • Examine Relationships
  • Take Ancestral Quest with you on your flash or other removable drive using AQ2Go! (Only available in Windows versions.)
  • Translate the AQ program screens and report headings into any language
  • Ancestral Quest comes with the work "Line Upon Line - A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy" by Margery Bell to get you up and running with your genealogy immediately. (Only available in Windows versions.)
  • Synchronize both AQ and PAF databases with FamilySearch Family Tree.
  • True Database compatibility with PAF 5
  • And More

Availible in several languages, including:
  • English
  • Danish
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean


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