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Reviews of the Top 10 Genealogy Software of 2022

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Genealogy Software of 2022 (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...

» Read the Full Review of The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding

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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...

» Read the Full Review of Family Historian Genealogy Software

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Latest User Reviews

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Change program from old comuter to new
User Review of Family Tree Builder (by My Heritage) by Bob Vh on 20 August 2021

After being frustrated with MyHeritage maze to instruct me how to move my file from my old computer to the new (and no live person available to chat me through the process. I posted a review of 1 star and... (Read the full review)

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They No Longer Offer Phone Support
User Review of RootsMagic by Michael on 04 February 2021

They No Longer Offer Phone Support now, but when I had purchase #3 version and then bought # 6 version they would talk with you. So to make a long story sort the # 3, # 6 and # 7... (Read the full review)

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Be Forewarned - Limits
User Review of GRAMPS Genealogy Software by Anonymous Be Forwarned Limits on 11 January 2021

One thing I forgot to mention in my earlier review is that there is another serious drawback for those who have very large databases (i.e., have a large number of individuals that stretch back many generations) is that there is... (Read the full review)

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Be Forewarned - Where's the Magic
User Review of RootsMagic by Anonymous Merlin The Magician on 11 January 2021

The free version is extremely limited in scope. All the good features are unavailable to those not willing or able to shell out however much they want for the software package. One example is that you cannot even check your... (Read the full review)

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Be Forewarned - A Three Hour Tour
User Review of GRAMPS Genealogy Software by Anonymous User-not A Gilligan on 11 January 2021

This is undoubtedly the most overly complicated, unintuitive, and user-unfriendly software ever! This is coming from someone who comes from a high-tech background, including programming, and has decades of genealogy experience behind me (would that be a pun?). The one... (Read the full review)

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