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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 - Mac

Individual Software
CD-ROM

Family Tree Heritage Platinum - Mac
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Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15 - Free 7-Day Trial [PC Download]

Individual Software
Released: 2019-03-16
Software Download (Home And Hobbies Software)
Windows

Family Tree Heritage Platinum 15 - Free 7-Day Trial [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
  • Memories Manager! Share your scrapbook items, images, and information with others
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.

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



Minimum System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Windows (All)

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 Heritage Platinum

Individual Software
CD-ROM

Family Tree Heritage Platinum
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  • FREE! Access to over 14 billion historical records, photos, news stories, and documents
  • Get started quickly with a friendly user interface and options for English, French, Spanish, and German!
  • Family Tree Heritage Platinum is delivered in a closed factory fresh box and includes the current version and unused activation codes
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.com directly from Family Tree Heritage if you are an ancestry.com 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.com, FamilySearch.com and Findmypast.com. 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.

Family Atlas Genealogy Mapping Software

RootsMagic, Inc.
CD-ROM (Pc)
No Operating System

Family Atlas Genealogy Mapping Software
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  • "A truly stunning new software product" - George Morgan
  • Add markers to create personalized maps
  • Add pictures and text to maps, then print or save them to PDF or several graphics formats
Product Description:
Family Atlas lets users create custom family maps based on their own genealogy data. Family Atlas users view their family information on an interactive world map (either spherical or flat), and can zoom in or out to see additional detail like state and county boundaries. Family Atlas directly imports data from popular genealogy software including RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, PAF, Legacy and GEDCOM. Places are automatically geo-coded by matching them against the 3.5 million name world place database included with Family Atlas. Sites of important family events are easily pinpointed by adding custom markers automatically tied to the genealogy data. Markers can be based on specific people and events, or on your entire family tree, making it easy to see migrations and clusters in family data. Markers can also be added by hand, making possible historical marker sets like "Civil War Battles" and personal marker sets like "Our Family Vacations". Both hand-entered and data-based markers can easily be combined on the same map. Publishing beautiful maps is a breeze with Family Atlas. Users can enhance their maps with text, migration lines, text bubbles, photographs and other objects. Users can save or print their maps, or export them to PDF or a number of popular graphics formats to be used in reports, books, or websites. Other features in Family Atlas include the interactive Gazetteer, which helps locate almost any place in the world, and the "Nearby Places List" which finds all places and events within a given distance of any point.

Roots Magic 6 Genealogy & Family Tree Software

RootsMagic 6
CD-ROM (Pc)

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!

Ancestral Quest 15 (Windows) Family Tree and Genealogy Software

Incline Software, LC
CD-ROM

Ancestral Quest 15 (Windows) Family Tree and Genealogy Software
 
  • 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

Genealogy Supply Kit - Patriot Edition

Riverdeep
Released: 2002-03-22
CD-ROM
Windows 98/Windows 95

Genealogy Supply Kit - Patriot Edition
 
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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.


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