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This page contains a link to all the 43 Genealogy Programmes and 6 Chart Drawing Programmes that I have discovered so far.

If you know of a programme that is not in the list please let us know

Mac users - a couple of programmes are marked as Mac exclusive however, but with a Virtualization application and the Windows operating system on your Mac you can run most Windows software.  There are also other non-Windows options available.

Adam the Ancestry Manager  Shareware Download & Try  

Available from : Roland Klöpfer, Mozartstraße 8, 74626 Waldbach, Germany


Ages Family Tree Database  Shareware Download & Try  

Available From : Jörn Daub EDV-Beratung, Glashütter Weg 105, D-22889 Tangstedt, GERMAN


Ancestry Family Tree  Free Programme to Download 

Available from : Provo, UT Office, 360 W 4800 N, Provo, UT 84604, USA


Ancestral Quest 2002   Shareware Download & Try

Available from; Incline Software, LC, P.O Box 95543, South Jordan, UT 84095-0543


Brothers Keeper Shareware Download & Try

Available from : Brother's Keeper, 6907 Childsdale Ave, Rockford, MI 49341  U.S.A.



Available from : Progeny Software Inc. 360 Main St., Suite 14, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1C4 Canada


There are Four Versions of this programme each one designed to work with a specific Genealogy Programme they are :

Ancestry Family Tree Charting Companion v1 - Ancestral Quest™ Charting Companion v1 Legacy Charting Companion v1.1
Personal Ancestral File v 5.1.3 – Downloadable Free Trial Available see entry for PAF 

Cumberland Family Tree  

Available from; NorthStar Solutions, 1228 Westloop Place, Suite 204, Manhattan, KS 66502 USA


This programme now appears to be discontinued but may appear as a free programme in various magazines


The Family Tree Software for Jewish genealogists

 DoroTree Technologies Ltd. Manachat Technology Park , Building 1, Third Floor, IL-96951 Jerusalem, Israel Tel: +972 2 679 7490 Fax: +972 2 679 7470 There is a downloadable demo version of this specialist programme




Family Gathering 

Purplus Software, 10 Liberty Ship Way 4102, Sausalito, CA 94965 It is not possible to obtain a demo or a trial version of this programme



Available from : Calico Pie Limited, 7 Effingham Road, London, SE12 8NZ, United Kingdom and a variety of UK Distributors such as Back To Roots & S&N


This is an innovative and powerful British product designed for the home market and works from Gedcom. A demo version is available for download from the internet                                            

Family Matters 97  There is a downloadable demo version of this programme. Unlike most programmes this is a Microsoft Access  Database Progromme

Available from : MatterWare, 3522 Sandy Ridge Trail, DeLand, FL 32724. Or, USA


Family Origins  Available from; FormalSoft, Inc, PO Box 495, Springville, Utah 84663,USA

This Programme was discontinued in 2003, however the makers have replaced it with Roots Magic which is a very similar layout. You may  however you may still find it offered in various places.


Family Treasures 

Available from : Embla AS, Suite 4C, 7-9 King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BQ This Norwegian programme is available as an entirely new concept, in that the basic programme is free but you purchase ‘Genealogy Extension Modules’ to build the programme that suits you.



Available from : FamTree, 53 Chidwall valley Road, Liverpool. L16 4PB


There is a downloadable demo version but it has a limit on the amount of data that you can import

Family Tree

Available from ; Global Software Publishing Ltd, Meadow Lane, St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

PE27 4LG


Family Tree Legends  

Available from :Pearl Street Software,1630a 30th St, #106, Boulder, CO 80301, USA http://www.familytreelegends.com/

The manufacturers claim that Family Tree Legends, is the first truly Internet-intelligent genealogy application and it has recently been upgraded. There is a demo that takes you through all the features of this programme, it cannot be downloaded to try before you buy however.

Family Tree Maker Now replaced by Family Tree 2005

It was produced by Genealogy.com, LLC. Who are owned by A&E Television Networks (AETN)  but they were bought out in early 2003 by MyFamily.com,inc owners of Ancestry.com and other companies and then  appeared under the banner of Broderbund a division of  Riverdeep.         


Family Tree-Printery 

Available from : CAD-KAS GbR, Christian A. D. & Ludwig Kassler, Angerstraße 23 04420 arkranstädt Germany

 http://www.cadkas.de/downenghobby2.php A Demo version can be downloaded from the Internet

Family Trees Quick & Easy 

Available from ; Individual Software Inc.4255 Hopyard Road, #2, Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA

This is no longer downloadable on the internet unless you purchase the product. It is made by the same company as Heritage Family Tree & Family Tree Legands www.individualsoftware.com/new/consumer/store/genealogy_sw.htm 

Family Tree Super Tools 

Available from : Wholly Genes Software, 5144 Flowertuft Court, Columbia, Maryland 21044. USA  And many UK Suppliers


This is not a Family Tree Programme but an add on which the makers claim enhances the facilities that you have in your current programme


Available From : Fzip Family Tree 13 Heather Avenue, Ashwood 3147, Australia

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~acroft/ This is Shareware try before you buy for 30 days software.


Available from : Thoughtful Creations, PO Box 112077, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211, USA

www.genbox.com If you are going to buy a Genealogy Programme this is well worth looking at. It produces a more flexible' all in one tree' than Family Tree Maker


Available from : PolishExpress, Inc.Norman J. Pieniazek 420 Hunt River Way NW
Suwanee, Georgia 30024 USA
There is a downloadable 90 day trial version available


This was and may still be available from various suppliers within the UK

This programme started life as Reunion from Leister Productions it was then sold to Sierra who renamed it Generations, in recent years a UK version of the programme has been produced however Sierra have now sold out to the owners of Family Tree Maker in late 2002 Following the purchase of Family Tree Maker this programme appears to have disappeared from the internet and appears no longer available. Having said that version 8.5 was launched in March 2003 but does appear to offer any great advances it is possible that the new owners will leave this as a budget price programme. In early 2003 ownership of this and Family Tree Maker passed to MyFamily.com,inc however it now appears under the label of Broderbund a division of Riverdeep as is Family Tree Maker although this is now their budget programme. It continues to have many UK supporters. If you have windows XP you need version 8.5 to make the programme work 

Reunion continues to be available for the MAC only details at http://www.leisterpro.com/

Genius Family Tree  

 This programme now appears to be unavailable anymore any updates on this would be appreciated.


Available from Progeny Software Inc. 360 Main St., Suite 14, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1C4 Canada

 http://www.progenysoftware.com/genelines.html This is a Chart Drawing Programme Only designed for use with any genealogy database program, Genelines reads PAF, Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Ancestral Quest, and Ancestry Family Tree data files without importing. Genelines also reads GEDCOM files.


Available from GENPPRO Inc  http://www.genopro.com/

All I have managed to establish is that this programme originates in Canada although the address and phone number of the company do not appear to be available.This version is available to download free, you can then upgrade to the Gold Edition if you like it


This is an Australian Programme which is currently on version 4 http://www.genp.com.au/genp/TreeChartSamples.htm will link you to their website where you will find examples of 53 different charts. We support the native formats in this programme to provide a
  specialised service


Available from ; Daniel de Rauglaudre, Research Engineer, INRIA - Domaine de Voluceau – Rocquencourt, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex - France



Available from GENPPRO Inc

http://www.greatprogs.com/downloads.html All I have managed to establish is that this programme was launched in August 2001 it appears to originate in America although the address and phone number of the company do not appear to be available.

This version is available to download free as share ware for a 30 day trial. The downloadable trial version is very limited and only gives you a flavour of what you can expect. Version 2.2 is currently being put together


Available from BSD CONCEPT Sarl, 10 Parc-Club du Millénaire, F-34036 Montpellier cedex 1


This Programme was developed by a team of 7 French Genealogists The Standard Version is available to Download Free of Charge after which you can upgrade it if you like it. This is another programme that is worth looking at if you are thinking of a new programme   The PC version has been discontinued only the  MAC Version is now Available

Ilanot Jewish Genealogy Software

The sale of ILANOT has been discontinued it is recommend the use of DoroTree Jewish Genealogy software instead.

Kith & Kin

Available from : Spansoft, 8 Juniper Hill, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. KY7 5TH

http://www.spansoft.org Another home grown programme from the Makers of Tree Draw – In New Zealand & Australia this Programme is known as Of That Ilk but it is exactly the same programme. There is a downloadable shareware version available

Leafs of The Family Tree 

I have been unable to establish who makes this programme apart from the fact that they are called l’soft

http://www.winloft.com/ Downloadable from the Internet


Available from : Millennia Corporation, PO Box 1800, Duvall, WA 98019, USA,  and many UK suppliers  

The standard version of Legacy is available to
download free of charge if you like it you can upgrade to the Gold version – This is an excellent database programme
download free of charge if you like it you can upgrade to the Gold version – This is an excellent database programmedownload free of charge if you like it you can upgrade to the Gold version – 

Mac Family Tree

Family Tree software for the MAC user http://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree/


Available from : Wholly Genes Software, 5144 Flowertuft Court, Columbia, Maryland 21044. USA  And many UK Suppliers www.whollygenes.com 

This is another very popular programme and a 30day trial version can be downloaded from their web site

My Heritage - Family Tree Builder

A free software programme http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder

My Family Tree 

Avialable via the internet from Hunhware USA

http://huhnware.com/ This programme is available to download on a 30 day trial

Of That Ilk See Kith & Kin above


Available in two editions the Classic & The Prestige it is available on the internet and originates in France.

http://us.parentele.com/ A trial version of this programme in either version can be downloaded


Available from NickleWare, Orem, UT 84059, USA http://www.nickleware.com/  

This is available as a Shareware programme from the internet 


Available from Pedigree Software, 123 Links Drive, Solihull. B91 2DJ http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/pedigreesoftware There is a downloadable demo version  

Personal Ancestor

Family History Department, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400, USA

http://www.ldscatalog.com This Programme is downloadable free of charge

Relatively Yours

Computability, PO Box 4018, Kingsway West NSW 2208, Australia

http://www.relativelyyours.com/    A Demonstration version is available and downloadable free of charge


Produced by Leister Productions. PO Box 289 ,Mechanicsburg, PA, 7055 USA

http://www.leisterpro.com  This is a MAC only programme A downloadable demo version of this programme is available

ROOTS MAGIC  Demo Available to Download & Try  

Available from : FormalSoft, Inc. PO Box 495, Springville, UT 84663 USA http://www.rootsmagic.com 

This programme is available as a downloadable demo and has taken over from Family Origins


There is however now a UK Version produced for S&N Genealogy Supplies.http://www.rootsmagic.co.uk/  for full information www.genealogysupplies.com to order The UK version is a good all round package for the UK Genealogist and is likely to become the top all round UK Genealogy Programme.

Treefic  Online Family Trees allows you to build and share your chart online.



Available from : Spansoft, 8 Juniper Hill, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. KY7 5TH http://www.spansoft.org  Or ourselves at Family Tree Printing  Books Cds etc

Probably the best chart drawing programme available and a home grown programme -----This is a chart drawing programme only but it will work with any genealogy programme via a Gedcom file. There are two versions one of which is specifically designed to work with Legacy which does not need the Gedcom link as it accesses your data file. There is a downloadable Shareware version that you can try. The only real limit to this programme is your imagination as far as layout is concerned There is a specific version to work with Legacy which allows you to do updates direct from the Legacy database


Something different in Family Tree Charts this programme allows you to compile a variety of Timeline charts. "http://www.timelinemaker.com"

Ultimate Family Tree  

This programme has developed from Roots and Visual Roots it is often found as a free programme  Ultimate Family Tree products have been discontinued effective June 28, 2001.


S&N Genealogy Supplies ( Mail Order), Greenacres, Salisbury Road, Chilmark, Wilts, SP3 5AH, U.K.

http://www.genealogy.demon.co.uk/wingenea.htm This is a shareware programme which you can try before you buy


Available from the internet Makers unknown http://website.lineone.net/%7Ed.j.cooke/wintree.htm

 This is a shareware programme  

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