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Genealogy Software Review   A site designed to help you choose the right genealogy software for your needs. It features comprehensive reports on ten popular genealogy software programs.

GenSoftReviews This site features 699+ programs rated and reviewed by users. Use this site to see what others think about a program or what issues they have had. 

GeneaNet Genealogy Blog - Genealogy Software Updates - This blog by Jean-Yves Baxter offers news on genealogy software programs and apps.  It tracks the releases and updates from the unknown to the best sellers. Updated

Mac Genealogy Software Use this site for OS X Genealogy software, news, reviews and information.

Mac  Programs 
Macupdate.com Do a search for 'Genealogy' using the search box to find Macintosh genealogy software.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2  This program requires Mac OS X 10.5. or later including Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Gramps  Gramps is a free genealogy software program. This community project is created, developed and governed by genealogists. It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. Free Program

Heredis Mac X.2 A demonstration version of this popular program is available.

iFamily for Leopard   A genealogy application for people who think differently. Other genealogy software tend to emphasize the family unit, this software's focus is on each individual person. Runs on Apple Mac OSX 10.4 or later.

MacFamilyTree  Developed for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.8

Reunion A demonstration version of this popular Macintosh program is available for downloading.
 

Windows  Programs 
Ancestral Quest  A full featured program. Ancestral Quest Basics contains the core features and is free to download. 
Free Program  

Behold This program presents a whole new way of organising and presenting family history information.

Brother's Keeper A full version of this shareware program can be downloaded. Free Program

DoroTree This program has been specifically designed for those researching Jewish ancestry.

Ezitree Plus An Australian Windows program. A demonstration version is available.

Family Historian This UK Windows program differs from other programs in that it does not use a database as such but stores information as a GEDCOM (genealogy data communication) file.

Family Tree Builder This free genealogy program offers many innovative features. There is also a paid premium version available  Free Program

Family Tree Maker A popular Windows program.

FamTree A trial version, limited to 40 names, is available for download.

Genbox Family History A complete genealogy software package with professional quality charting facilities. A full version is available for a 30 day trial period.

GENP An Australian program that allows muliple databases open at the one time and has the ability to link individuals across databases without the need to merge data. A demonstration version is available.

Gramps Gramps is a free genealogy software program. This community project is created, developed and governed by genealogists. It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows.  Free Program

Hereditree An Australian program. A free trial is available. 

Legacy A full version of the standard edition of this popular program for Windows can be downloaded free of charge. Free Program

Lifelines A freeware genealogical software system for UNIX and related systems.

RootsMagic A full featured Windows genealogy program. RootsMagic Essentials is a free version containing many of the core features of the full program.  Free Program

The Master Genealogist A free trial of this popular Windows program is available for downloading.

WinFamily A full demo version is available for download. Updated

Other Programs
BDM Data Viewer, by Jason Ingram, is an index searching tool to enable you to revive those old DOS CD-ROM indexes that may no longer work with modern operating systems such as Windows 7/8. It works by reading data from your existing CD-ROMs and placing it into one proprietary data file that the BDM Data Viewer can read quickly and easily. This means you no longer need to load individual CDs and all the indexes can be searched simultaneously. Currently the following indexes are supported:
• NSW Between the Wars 1919-1945
• NSW Pioneers Index, 1788-1888
• NSW Federation Index 1889-1918
• VIC Pioneers Index, 1837-1888
• TAS Pioneers Index, 1803-1899
• WA Pioneers Index, 1841-1905
BDM Data viewer can be purchased from the site for (AUD) $20 (download only) or on CD for A$35. For further information click on the Help/Overview link at the bottom of the page.


BDM Revival allows you to run old Windows and DOS based CD-ROM indexes on Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (including 64 bit). Currently direct support is offered for the following indexes:
• NSW Pioneers Index, 1788-1888 (KAWare); NSW Federation Index, 1889-1918 (KAWare) and NSW Between the Wars, 1919-1945 (KAWare)
• VIC Pioneers Index, 1837-1888 (KAWare); VIC Pioneers Index, 1836-1888 (Digger);  VIC Edwardian Index, 1902-1913 (Digger); VIC Federation Index, 1889-1901 (Digger); VIC Great War Index, 1914-1920 (Digger); VIC Inquest Index, 1841-1985 (Digger); VIC Death Index, 1921-1985 (Digger) and VIC Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879 (Digger)
• TAS Pioneers Index, 1803-1899 (KAWare)
• WA Pioneers Index, 1841-1905 (KAWare)
• QLD Pioneers Index, 1829- 889 (Digger) and QLD Federation Index, 1890-1914 (Digger)
• SA Marriage Registrations 1842-1916 (Digger); SA Marriage Registrations 1917-1937 (Digger);  SA Births Registrations 1842-1906 (Digger);  SA Births Registrations 1907-1928 (Digger); SA Deaths Registrations 1842-1915 (Digger)
You can also manually install almost any DOS application including Windows 3.1 (assuming you have the installation disks) and Windows 3.1 applications. There is a free demo of BDM Revival on the site. It can be purchased from the site for (AUD) $19.95 (download only). New

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