Comparison of genealogy software

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This article compares several selected client based genealogy programs. Please see the entries for the individual products for further information.

Contents

General information

Software Example(s) Latest release Free to use Free software Software license
Ahnenblatt File:Ahnenblatt1.jpg 2009-07-12 Yes No Proprietary
Ancestral Quest 2009 No (60 Day Free Trial) No Proprietary
Brother's Keeper 2010-01-31 No No Shareware
Family Historian 2009 May No No Proprietary
Family Tree Builder File:MyHeritageFTB.jpg 2009 August Yes (Free ver.) No Proprietary
Family Tree Maker 2009 No No Proprietary
Genbox Family History File:Genbox family history.png 2007-11-17 No No Proprietary
GenealogyJ File:GenealogyJ editing screen.jpg 2009-03-23 Yes Yes GNU GPL
GenoPro File:GenoPro-Multiple-Marriages.png 2008-9-15 No No Proprietary
GRAMPS File:GRAMPS edit person screenshot.jpg 2009-12-06 Yes Yes GNU GPL
Legacy Family Tree 2009-11-01 Yes (Standard Edition) No Proprietary
LifeLines 2007-10-06 Yes Yes MIT License
Personal Ancestral File File:PAF screen shot.png 2002-07-23 Yes No Proprietary
Reunion 2008-03-26 No No Proprietary
RootsMagic 2009-11-21 Yes (Essentials) No Proprietary
SmartGenealogy 2007-05-02 Yes No Unknown
The Master Genealogist 2008-06-28 No No Proprietary

Operating system support

Software Windows DOS Mac OS Linux BSD Unix
Ahnenblatt Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label No No
Ancestral Quest Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label No No
Brother's Keeper Yes Template:Terminated (5.2B) No WineTemplate:Ref label No No
Family Historian Yes No No No No No
Family Tree Builder Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label(v2) No No
Family Tree Maker Yes No Template:Terminated WineTemplate:Ref label No No
Genbox Family History Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label No No
GenealogyJ JavaTemplate:Ref label No JavaTemplate:Ref label JavaTemplate:Ref label No JavaTemplate:Ref label
GenoPro Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label No No
GRAMPS Yes No portedTemplate:Ref label[1] Yes Yes Yes
Legacy Family Tree Yes No No WineTemplate:Ref label[2] No No
LifeLines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Personal Ancestral File Yes Template:Terminated Template:Terminated (2.3.1) WineTemplate:Ref label No No
Reunion Template:Terminated (4.0) No Yes No No No
RootsMagic Yes No No No No No
SmartGenealogy Yes No No No No No
The Master Genealogist Yes Template:Terminated (2.3) No WineTemplate:Ref label No No

Template:Note label Using Java
Template:Note label Ported
Template:Note label Using Wine

Features

Name Unicode Support Individual view Family view Pedigree view Chronology view Ancestor charts Ancestor narrative reports Ancestor pedigree reports Descendant charts Descendant narrative reports Fan charts Research Manager DNA charts Research Guidance Mapping
Ahnenblatt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Ancestral Quest Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Brother's Keeper No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ?
Family Historian No Yes Yes Yes Template:N/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? No ?
Family Tree Builder No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Family Tree Maker No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? No ?
Genbox Family History Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
GenealogyJ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
GenoPro Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ?
GRAMPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Legacy Family Tree No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
LifeLines Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
Personal Ancestral File Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? No ?
Reunion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
RootsMagic Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
SmartGenealogy No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? No ?
The Master Genealogist No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No ?

Features - International versions

Available user interface languages

Name English Afrikaans Danish Dutch French German Italian Norwegian Polish Spanish Swedish
AhnenblattTemplate:Ref label Yes NoTemplate:Ref label Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NoTemplate:Ref label Yes Yes NoTemplate:Ref label
Ancestral QuestTemplate:Ref label Yes NoTemplate:Ref label Yes NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label
Brother's Keeper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NoTemplate:Ref label Yes Yes NoTemplate:Ref label Yes
Family Historian Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Family Tree Builder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Family Tree Maker Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No
Genbox Family HistoryTemplate:Ref label YesTemplate:Ref label No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes partial Yes partial partial
GenealogyJ Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
GenoProTemplate:Ref labelTemplate:Ref label Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
GRAMPSTemplate:Ref label Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Legacy Family TreeTemplate:Ref label Yes public
test
Yes Yes public
test
Yes public
test
YesTemplate:Ref label No public
test
Yes
LifeLines Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Personal Ancestral File (v4.x/5.x) No No No (v4.x) (v4.x/5.x) No No No (v4.x) (v5.x)
Reunion Yes No No Yes* Yes* Yes* No Yes* No No No
RootsMagic Yes No No No No No No No No No No
SmartGenealogy Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No
The Master Genealogist YesTemplate:Ref label Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes partial Yes NoTemplate:Ref label NoTemplate:Ref label Yes

Template:Note label Ahnenblatt is also available in Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and Turkish
Template:Note label Genbox Family History is also available in Russian, Slovak, Slovenian; partial translations are available for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
Template:Note label GRAMPS is also available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Esperanto, Finnish, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Slovak.
Template:Note label Legacy Family Tree is being tested in Finnish.
Template:Note label Can be created by available translation program.
Template:Note label Includes both nynorsk and bokmål
Template:Note label Includes U. K. English and U. S. English.
Template:Note label Can be created using the built-in translation tables.
Template:Note label GenoPro is also available in Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian/Lettish, Russian and Vietnamese. Partial translations are available in Portuguese (Brazil), Indonesian, Dutch, Hebrew, Swedish, Portuguese (Portugal), Lithuanian, Turkish, Chinese Traditional/Taiwan (Big5), Albanian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Scots Gaelic, Chinese simplified (GB2312), and 18 more languages translated less than 50%.

References

External links

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