Reviews of the Top 10 Genealogy Software of 2018
Welcome to our reviews of the Best Genealogy Software of 2018 (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.
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 is largely responsible for their...
» Read the Full Review of Family Tree Builder (by My Heritage)
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 started, we recommend downloading the...
» Read the Full Review of LegacyFamilyTree.com
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 appreciated this as it’s always...
» Read the Full Review of RootsMagic
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 the latest OS X Yosemite...
» Read the Full Review of Mac Family Tree
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 makes GenoPro
an especially powerful...
» Read the Full Review of GenoPro.com
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 their software with the goal...
» Read the Full Review of Gramps-Project.org
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 advanced features. Furthermore, upon testing...
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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 download a fully functioning yet...
» Read the Full Review of AncQuest.com
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 will love the fully drag...
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