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Guide 2 Genealogy   >   Software


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
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 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
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.

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

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

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 compatible - 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

Roots Magic 6 Genealogy & Family Tree Software

RootsMagic 6

Roots Magic 6 Genealogy & Family Tree Software
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  • Single-file database format
  • Customize the tool bar to include the functions you use most, or create your own toolbar
  • Database tools let you test the file integrity, rebuild indexes, and compress database to remove deleted records
Product Description:
RootsMagic 6 is the latest version of the award-­ winning genealogy software that makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Having won the award for "Easiest to Sync" with FamilySearch, RootsMagic allows you to search for your ancestors online, share information that you have, and even find and reserve incomplete temple work. Whether you're a beginner of an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!

Seven Generation Ancestor Chart

Masthof Bookstore and Press
Office Product

Seven Generation Ancestor Chart
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  • GenealogySupplies, Masthof Press, Pedigree Charts
Product Description:

Tabloid genealogy chart folded and punched with three holes. Includes space for both the paternal and maternal sides back seven generations. Printed on acid-free paper. (11" x 17" size with holes for notebook.)

Evidentia Genealogy Software v3 [Download]

Evidentia Software
Released: 2017-01-01
Software Download (PC)
Windows 10/Windows 8

Evidentia Genealogy Software v3 [Download]
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  • Organize your genealogy information and use it as evidence
  • Share the results of your genealogy research with other genealogy programs
Product Description:
Evidentia makes it easy to collect information, analyze evidence, highlight missed connections and feel confident with your conclusions. Evidentia does not replace your current genealogy software, but instead is meant to supplement and complement your research. On their never-ending quest for the whole story, genealogists of all skill levels use Evidentia to compile, evaluate, and analyze evidence. Evidentia enables you to see the “big picture” by isolating relevant claims in a straightforward, visual layout. Looking at each piece of evidence individually and in relation to other pieces of evidence helps you reach a sound conclusion.

PC Minimum System Requirements:PC Recommended System Requirements:
  • Processor:   1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent
  • RAM:   2GB
  • Hard Disk:   400MB
  • Video Card:   Standard Video Support
  • Supported OS:   Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

    Genealogy Supply Kit - Patriot Edition

    Released: 2002-03-22
    Windows 98/Windows 95

    Genealogy Supply Kit - Patriot Edition
    Broderbund's Genealogy Supply Kit is an addition to your Family Tree Maker software to help maximize your search efforts and add to the design of your family tree projects. Get started with The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy to help unlock the mysteries of your past. It features the basic techniques needed to conduct a search, including how to gather names, dates, places, relationships, and family documents. And to aid in your search, use the included CD-ROMs to find the records of 410,000 soldiers, sailors, and commanders who served in the Revolutionary War. You'll discover a brief history of an ancestor's military career, dates of enlistment and discharge, military rank, and more. Finally, Broderbund's Patriot Art Collection gives you color graphics and vivid photographs to include in the family trees, books, and scrapbooks you create with Family Tree Maker. Choose from more than 100 patriotic images.

    RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy Software Version 4

    CD-ROM (Pc)
    No Operating System

    RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy Software Version 4
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    • RootsMagic 4
    Product Description:
    RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy Software Version 4



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