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Reviews of the Top 10 Genealogy Software of 2024

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Genealogy Software of 2024 (also known as Family Tree Software). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each genealogy software, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

Family Tree Builder (by My Heritage) image
A steady performer and the recipient of a plethora of industry awards, Family Tree Builder (by My Heritage) takes our No.1 Choice award. With over 80 million registered users and offices all over the world, My Heritage, which we rate highly in our genealogy websites category, are certainly a genealogy service with global ambitions. The fact that their genealogy software is free to download...

» Read the Full Review of Family Tree Builder (by My Heritage)

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The recent release to Legacy Family Tree 8.0 has really pushed this product up the ranks. This upgrade gives budding genealogists access to many fantastic new features such as Migration maps, source checking tools, and origin reports. They have also improved many of our favourite aspects of Legacy Family Tree 7.0 such as the decedents chart, tagging, and Legacy’s unique user interface.  To get...

» Read the Full Review of LegacyFamilyTree.com

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The impressive features list says it all; RootsMagic 7 is a feature packed award winning family history programme like no other. What is more, at just $29.99 it’s one of the most reasonably prices products out there. We reviewed RootsMagic 7 to find out whether or not its quality matched its quantity.  Luckily, first time users can download RootsMagic Essentials for free. We really...

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Mac Family Tree from Synium is the only Mac specific genealogy software in this category. Although since Synium released their first version of Mac Family Tree, most of the best genealogy programmes have become Mac compatible, all Mac users will tell you that software fine tuned specifically for the Mac is almost always superior. As such, Mac Family Tree 7 is specifically designed for...

» Read the Full Review of Mac Family Tree

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GenoPro is a family tree building program primarily aimed at professionals from a wide range of sectors. In fact, more than half of GenoPro users use the software as a tool in their work. These include historians, anthropologists, social workers, and public health professionals amongst many others. GenoPro helps them map out complicated social relations allowing an improved understanding of complex social phenomena. This...

» Read the Full Review of GenoPro.com

The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding image
As its name suggests, The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding software is specifically designed for those looking to build their own genealogy website. As TNG have narrowed their focus down to a specific target market, their software comes with certain advantages and disadvantages.  Firstly, TNG is specially designed to allow you to upload GEDCOM files directly to your website without converting them into...

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GRAMPS stands for “Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System”. That is to say, a family tree building programme (our guess is that the acronym preceded the name!). Those who have already done a little research into genealogy software will notice that what makes GRAMPS stand out is the fact that it’s completely free! While other products in this category offer free versions of...

» Read the Full Review of Gramps-Project.org

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Family Tree Heritage Platinum 9 is the latest genealogy software to be released by Individual Software. Recent updates mean this version boasts more features than ever before; more than any other genealogy software package according to their website! We must admit their features list is impressive, with all the standard features you’d expect from top of the range genealogy software as well as many...

» Read the Full Review of Family Tree Heritage

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Although Ancestral Quest does sound like some kind of computer game for teenagers, it is actually a serious piece of genealogy software. We were happy to see that the team at Incline Software have given Ancestral Quest several upgrades since our last review of this product including some neat new features. The first of these is Ancestral Quest’s free trial which allows you to...

» Read the Full Review of AncQuest.com

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After having highly rated older versions of Family Historian, we were excited to get stuck into the newly released version 6 which boasts a whole range of new features. The 30 day free trial is where we started which was perfect as, unlike most other products in this category, users get unlimited access to all features.  Family Historian 6 certainly does feel different. Beginners...

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Latest User Reviews

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Happy tng user
User Review of The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding by Istvan Szucs on 06 December 2023

I have been using TNG since 2019 and I have been very happy customer. It's sturdy and easy to use. I wanted to use a broad range of capabilities, as beyond just drawing family trees I wanted a repository of... (Read the full review)

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Excellent software! A game-changer!
User Review of The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding by John Adams on 21 November 2023

I have maintained "family tree" information for many of the past 25 years. I originally used Family Tree Maker, but lost some interest in this as it was a hassle to *share* the information amongst my rather extended family. TNG... (Read the full review)

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Legacy 9.0 is not exactly what its cracked up to be
User Review of Legacy Family Tree by John M. on 20 July 2023

I was, for many years, a strong advocate for Ancestry's FTM, until I tried to install their v2012 on Windows 10. For whatever reason I encountered problem after problem, and on just about every occasion I sought help from the... (Read the full review)

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Great Support if/when needed
User Review of The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding by Joy on 18 April 2023

Have been using TNG for the past 10 years. If you're looking for a creative way to document your family history, store past records of life events, timeline and location for future generations, this is a great program to use.... (Read the full review)

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Ditched the rest, only use TNG now.
User Review of The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding by Vbk on 12 January 2023

I first used TNG in 2008. My first site was published direct from a GEDCOM. I had previously tried most in the Top 10 list. While they all had good features to them, I found the website part lacking. After... (Read the full review)

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