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DOS genealogical freeware programs:

Hazadata.
Dutch genealogical program for DOS. (A Windows-version is in the make)

Calisto, a nice calendar-program for DOS and Windows 95 and later. Freeware! ["Calisto is a free program which will display the calendars used in most western countries. It enables easy comparisons between different calendars and makes it easier to understand the calendar changes which have taken place and the reasons for those changes"]

GeDStrip [Freeware]
The GeDStrip program creates formatted and indexed HTML web pages from a standard GeDCom (available as an output file from most genealogy database programs).  It excludes all data about living individuals from those pages, as well as all links for the remaining individuals.  It further permits you to choose whether to sort prefixed names (such as van Dyke) by the prefix (van) or by the surname (Dyke).
Example GeDStrip output.

Pro-Gen ( Shareware Euro58)
PRO-GEN is a genealogical program for use on a PC with a harddisk. PRO-GEN can be useful in all facets of genealogical research, from simply assisting you in researching your family up to publishing your familybook.
PRO-GEN was originally written by Johan Mulderij and Dinant Scholte in't Hoff in 1989 and has more than 10.000 users.
Support will be given directly by the authors and by the helpdesks of the Dutch PRO-GEN usergroep.

Sta-Data (Dutch only)

Willy's Freeware
Compaction Manager

 

Windows genealogical freeware /shareware programs:

Ages (Shareware $35)
Ages is the easy-to-use software for your family tree:
intuitive User interface
multiple parents (adoptive, ...)
any number of generations
create your own print layouts
integrated note-manager
integrated management of all types of medea, i.e. pictures and audio (OLE-Support)
complete set of events
flexible entry of dates i.e. "between 1794 and 1797"
highly compatible through direct usage of GEDCOM files
suitable for even large trees (tested with >10000 individuals !)
export of lists into RTF-files (for Microsoft Word import)
more selectable printout-fields
printing of notes and media
new list: Family Book Style
merge people and trees
integrated installer and uninstaller

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Ahnenblatt (Free)
Ahnenblatt ist ein kostenloses Programm zur Ahnenforschung für Windows, das die Eingabe ganzer Familien, Dateiaustausch (GEDCOM, HTML, DOC, ...), Druck von Listen/Tafeln und noch vieles mehr unter einer einfach zu bedienenden Oberfläche vereint.
Im Detail bietet Ahnenblatt folgende Möglichkeiten:
Eingabe der Daten in übersichtliche Ahnenblätter inklusive Quellangaben, Anmerkungen und Bilder
Im Detail bietet Ahnenblatt folgende Möglichkeiten:
Eingabe der Daten in übersichtliche Ahnenblätter inklusive Quellangaben, Anmerkungen und Bilder

Navigator zum übersichtlichen Auswählen von Personen
Import von GEDCOM-Dateien in allen bekannten Varianten (ANSI, ASCII, UNICODE, UTF8, ANSEL), wodurch das häufige Problem mit Umlauten entfällt
Export nicht nur in das GEDCOM-Format, sondern auch im HTML-Format (eine Datei mit allen Personen oder pro Person eine Datei), TinyTafel oder zur Erstellung einer Hilfe (Windows oder OS/2)
Ausdruck von Ahnen- und Stammlisten in übersichtlicher Textdarstellung, wie sie in der Ahnenforschung gebräuchlich sind (mit Vorschau). Diverse Optionen erlauben dabei z.B. den Ausdruck nur der Mutterlinie oder der Spitzenahnen.
Ausdruck von Ahnen- und Stammtafeln mit Personenrahmen auf Seitenbasis (nur Ahnentafel) und als Poster (beide)
Exportmöglichkeit aller Listenvarianten in diverse Dateiformate z.B. zur Nachbearbeitung in der Textverarbeitung (Word, AmiPro, RTF, ASCII, LaTex, ...). Beispiele für HTML-Exporte finden Sie hier .
Übertragung einer Familie auf einen Palm-Handheld (benötigt kostenlose Zusatzsoftware "Plucker")
Volltextsuche über alle Personen, um z.B. in einer unbekannten Familie nach Orten oder Namen des eigenen Forschungsgebietes zu suchen.
Zusammenfügen mehrerer Ahnendateien zu einer Familie.
Löschen nicht nur einzelner Personen, sondern ganzer Personengruppen.
Anzeige von Statistiken
weiterführende Internetlinks zur Ahnenforschung bzw. Genealogie

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Aldfaer [free. Dutch version only]

Ancestral Quest Standart Edition [US$ 29.95]
Ancestral Quest software is the easiest to use and most versatile genealogy program on the market. Its format is perfect for the beginner and yet powerful enough for the most advanced genealogist. Easy data entry, keyboard shortcuts, super-fast mouse navigation, and excellent sourcing capabilities are just some of the software's wonderful features.
Lets multiple family researchers easily work on the same files across the Internet in real time. An industry first!
Research Manager.   Organizes to-do  items and automatically generates citations, with full report capabilities!
Fan Charts.   Impressive fan charts are now a built-in feature! 
Documented Pedigree Charts.   Lets you print notes and sources on your pedigree charts. Exclusive!
Improved Documentation.   The new documentation screen puts all related notes and sources at your fingertips.

Antigone II (Freeware. Dutch only) (See also: Oedipus II )

BirthWrite (Shareware $30)
BirthWrite is a Shareware Windows Genealogy program. Among it's many features are:
Very easy to use
Easy navigation through both ancestor and descendent tree views
web publishing
GEDCOM import, export and merge
Relationship calculator
Reports with built in PDF support. Send trees to your family through compact e-mail.

Brother's Keeper [Shareware $45]
Brother's Keeper is a Windows genealogy shareware program that will help you organize your family history information and let you print a large variety of charts and reports. BK5 works with Windows 3.1 and up with 8 megs RAM or more. BK6 works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP. There is no charge to download BK to try it out.

Cumberland Family Tree (Shareware $45)
Cumberland Family Tree is a powerful second generation genealogy program - many features, multi-lingual, easy-to-use! Automatically links names as they are added to the database. Include 250 events per person, multiple marriages, scanned photos and documents, sources, stories and more... Print 31 different reports. Even create your very own indexed family history book!
The major concept of CFT-Win centers around creating your very own Family History Book (although the program still maintains the capability of printing individual reports). The body of your book will likely consist of the unique "Story" reports, which have the capability of taking your dry data - such as dates and places - and structuring them into a delightful readable form. By allowing you to add up to 250 events in a persons life and attaching notes to those events you can easily create a full and complete biography on each individual in the database! Imagine showing ALL major events of a person's life in this fashion: births, church ordinances, schooling, addresses, immigrations, marriages, occupations, travels, awards, deaths, burials and any other life event you could think of!
In addition, you can easily document your data with source notes which can be end-noted when printing the story reports. The Indexed Book will keep track of all individuals as you create the book and at the end show an index of every individual in the book - plus you can print the source notes which will have been footnoted througout the book.
And if you think the Indexed Book is a wonderful idea, imagine what it will be like when you add photographs and scanned documents! A wide variety of Photo reports can also be generated: pedigree charts with photos, descendant charts with photos, family groups charts and even a photo album

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DoroTree. Jewish Genealogy Software[US$ 59]
The DoroTree software was created by veteran genealogists that were searching for a solution to their unique needs. Commemoration of the Holocaust, Date conversion, Bi-lingual reports, Jewish Lineage entry as well as an easy to navigate interface were only a few of the requirements.
The result, now being sold in its second commercial version answers all these needs and more. What started as a uniquely "Jewish" product has become one of the most innovative software products on the Genealogy scene. Features such as a special searchable webtree page creator and our DoroTree to Excel feature place DoroTree on top of the genealogists wish list.
DoroTree's unique features include:
• Easy to use entry screens.
• Complete bi-lingual capability.
• Optional Hebrew data entry
• Yahrzeit Reports.
• Customisable graphic reports with pictures.
• Hebrew-Gregorian date conversion.
• Special Holocaust commemoration features.
• Direct Internet access to Jewish genealogy sites.
• Family web page creation.
• Unlimited multimedia storage.
• Compatible with Windows '98, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP
• Much more!!!

Dynas-Tree Version333 [Shareware Euro 49. German, English and French versions]
The Database for your Private Genealogical Research
for WINDOWS 98/ME (TM), WINDOWS 2000 (TM) and WINDOWS XP (TM).
Extensive Source Administration
Interactive extended Hourglass representation
180° and 360° Fan Diagram for Ancestors
Up to 200 events per Person
Multi-dimensional Search
Generate a complete Private Genealogical Website
Administration of Name Components, multiple Names per Person
Extended Godparent and Witness Administration
Undo and Redo, Mass update, Duplicates check
Plausibility check over the complete Database (with immediate correction possibilities)
Printer preview for Person and Source reports
Person and Source reports as RTF files
French Revolution Calendar
Family Sheet, Curriculum Vitae
WIN ME/XP, WIN 2000
Connection to GOV and FOKO
Full Text Retrieval
Ancestor Book
New reports : Godparents and Witnesses

Family origins [US$ 29.95]
General
Open up to 9 databases at once
Drag and drop people between databases
Open multiple copies (and views) of the same database
Unlimited people, facts, notes, sources, places
Over 50 predefined fact types (birth, marriage, death, occupation, religion, etc), or create your own
Create user defined family fact types (in addition to individual fact types)
Easily track multiple relationships, such as adoptions, foster parents, etc
Integrated backup and restore help safeguard your data
Support for international character sets
Family Origins Explorer lets you easily find and edit anyone in your family tree
Marriage Lists lets you search by marriage (including wife's maiden name)
Select full ancestor or descendant trees for GEDCOM, reports, etc.
Select all related individuals for GEDCOM, reports, etc.
True 32 bit program

Print Heirloom Quality Trees
Graphical timeline wall charts
Relationship chart shows the relationship between any two people in your database
Hourglass wall chart shows all ancestors and descendants of a person
WYSIWYG print preview of all trees
Choose your border styles and colors
Include pictures in your family trees
Ancestor, Descendant, Pedigree, and Family Trees
Ancestor and descendant Wall Charts with photos

Print Detailed Family Stories with Full Documentation
Print documents comprised of multiple report types (i.e. books, pedigree charts, family group sheets, etc) with common index and source bibliography
Print stories (books) of your ancestors and descendants
Modified register descendancy book
Indented descendancy book
Henry descendant book
D'Aboville descendant book
Print uplines (i.e. Samuel-3, David-2, William-1) of descendants in Modified Register books
Print source citations as true footnotes to RTF files
Print direct to printer, or export to your word processor (RTF)
Include photos, notes, bibliography, and alphabetical index

Dozens of Useful Reports
Print many reports to Acrobat (PDF) files
Copy any printout to the clipboard in Enhanced Meta File (EMF) format
Letter writer including sample letters
Letter writer provides address and phone numbers for county, state, US, and international resources (requires internet access)
Letter writer can automatically add your letter information to the correspondence log
Personal Timeline List
Calendars with birthdays and anniversaries
Address labels for mailings
Surname statistics list
Missing information list
Set margins, headers, and footers for all printouts
Double sided printing support
Select the number of copies to print for each printout
Enhancements to many existing reports
Forest List details how many trees are in your database
Multiple Parents List lists every person that has more than one set of parents entered
Marriage List lists all marriages sorted by names, dates, or places.
Fact Usage List lists every person that has a particular fact entered for them
Family Timeline List chronologically lists every event in a family (or any other group of individuals)
Kinship list shows how everyone in your family tree is related to you
Problem list catches data entry errors
Address list prints the addresses which you enter for people
Statistics report computes average ages, average number of children, etc
Print every event that occurred in any place
Print standard Pedigree charts and Family Group Sheets (including blank ones)
Individual summaries print everything you know about a person
Birthday and Anniversary list reminds you of important dates
To Do list helps organize your research
Blank research logs, correspondence logs, and cemetery records forms
Many other lists
Even design and print your own customized reports of any or every person in your family tree

Multimedia Scrapbook
Attach photographs, sound clips, and video clips to any person or family
Attach photographs, sound clips, and video clips to any place, source, or event
Attach documents (i.e. Word, etc) to people, families, places, sources, or events
Scan photos directly into Family Origins
Edit photos in Family Origins (sharpness, brightness, contrast, etc)
Crop, rotate, and zoom images in photo editor
Include a caption and detailed description of every item in your scrapbook
Rearrange photos in each scrapbook
Preview images when adding to scrapbook
Individual photo is shown on main navigation screens
Print your photos alone, in a scrapbook, or in trees, stories, forms, and reports
Print your scrapbook and trees in the format you want, and the border styles and colors you select

Put Your Family on the World Wide Web
Family Finder Report automatically looks for your family on CD's and websites
Internet Family Finder
Biography Assistant
Genealogy message boards
"How to" articles
Social Security Death Index
Family Reunion Planner
Automatically create a web-site including photos, notes, sources, index, surname list, GEDCOM file, email, etc
Improved look for created websites
Add your own links to your home page
Create ancestor or descendant websites
Create pedigree chart websites
Create family group sheet websites
Create websites of any or all individuals in your database
"Privatize" living persons in your website
Automatic creation of GENDEX.TXT file for websites

Quick and Easy
Work from either a family view or tree view (or switch back and forth)
Drop list display of all spouses and children of each person in the tree view makes navigation much easier
Family members are automatically linked as you add them
Automatically checks for duplicates as you add people
Just double click on a person's name to edit that person
Smart place entry
Fill in the blanks
Customizable tool bar
Automatically search for Family Origins or GEDCOM files
Select from recently used databases
Assign default folders for different file types
Easy to use Explorer-like help system

Powerful Search Capabilities
Search by name
Search by record number
Search by dates and places of events
Search by type of occupation, religion, etc.
Search by married name
Search and sort by last edited date
Search by any combination of the above 

Compatible
Full GEDCOM 5.5 support so you can exchange data with other programs
GEDCOM import option to combine into current database or create a new database
Compatible with LDS Ancestral File and TempleReady
Directly import data from Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Direct PAF 3.0 and 4.0 import
Includes full LDS support (optional)

Includes Many Useful Tools
Correspondence Log lets you keep track of all your incoming and outgoing correspondence
Bookmark any individual(s) in your database
Spell Checker checks the current notes, or all notes.
Global search and replace for notes, sources, names, places, etc.
Forest command counts the number of separate trees in your database.
To Do list (research log) lets you keep track of research you still need to do
Date calculator
Relationship calculator shows you the relationship between any two people
Soundex calculator (including alternate methods)
Automatically find and merge duplicate records

Powerful Database Merging
Enhanced duplicate search
Start duplicate search on any surname or letter of the alphabet
Duplicate search on Ancestral File numbers
Duplicate search on reference numbers
SmartMerge (tm) technology automatically merges records that meet certain criteria
Fully automatic SmartMerge
Merge on Unique ID option allows easy collaboration with other family members using Family Origins
Merge all duplicate sources at once
Merge all duplicate repositories at once
Save your position in a merge session and later pick up where you left off
Return to prior unmerged match in a merge session
Displays all individual facts and family members for merge candidates

Full LDS Support
Full TempleReady for Windows support
Automatically update completed ordinance dates and temples
See "Qualified" ordinances when selecting people for TempleReady
Full TempleReady and Ancestral File support
Reconcile TempleReady files with your database
Enter and edit LDS ordinances from a single screen
LDS baptism can be either live or proxy
LDS ordinance status field
Print "Qualified" or "Not qualified" (and reason) on LDS reports

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Family Reunion [US$ 29.95]
FAMILY REUNION ( for WINDOWS )is a feature-rich software program for the novice to advanced genealogy hobbyist. Designed specifically for the 32 bit WINDOWS operating system, it includes the graphical user interface (GUI) that WINDOWS users love and already know how to use. If you've used WINDOWS, FAMILY REUNION's pull down menus, dialog boxes, accelerator keys, scroll bars, push buttons, radio controls, check boxes, sizing and positioning controls, tool bar and help system should already be familiar to you. If you are new to WINDOWS, our Startup and Installation Guide and built-in Help System teaches what you need to know to be up and running in minutes.
The hallmark of FAMILY REUNION is its myriad of wonderful reports !FAMILY REUNION includes not just one but a variety of ancestor charts (also known as pedigree charts ), a variety of descendant charts, and a variety of family group sheets . There is a birthday list, an anniversary list, a life-span report, a statistical report, and a missing data report. You can also print address labels for selected relatives in your database. You can customize your own horizontal and vertical database listings by defining listing drivers that specify what fields to include, listing filters to select what records to include (based on the matching criteria you specify) and listing sortkeys to sequence your output in the order you want to see it. Simply put, FR's reporting capability is fantastic!
New reports provided with this latest version: " Residences " (if you ever need a security check, here's a record of every place you've ever lived), " Education " (next time you need to do a resume' here's a detailed record of every school you've attended, including dates, degrees, etc.), " Employment " (next time you fill out a job application you could attach this report, or simply use it to remember all of your previous employers, positions, job levels, salaries, why you left, etc. - an extremely helpful repository of information), and " Medical Information " (next time you go to the doctor, bring this report along - an extremely comprehensive medical picture of every illness, surgery, hospitalization, prescription, immunization, symptom, habit, mood, outlook, relationship, physician, insurance company, and every other piece of medical information that you'll probably every need -- it even tracks your exercise program -- better have one!).
FAMILY REUNION's database tracks l oads of information , including names, places, and dates of all the standard events. In addition, there are several user defined fields. You can designate adoptions, divorces and relationships of all kinds. Each person can have multiple marriages and up to 20 children . There is plenty of room for research notes and comments, by individual, as well as on each family group sheet. (There are also several features designed just for LDS users, such as the LDS Family Group Record and LDS Pedigree Chart that contain temple ordinance information -- the exact same forms used in the temple.  It also tracks Missions, Priesthood Ordinations and Line of Authority, and a history of Church Callings, including dates, places, performed-by, etc.)
The program has been designed for heads-down data entry and includes capabilities to expedite keying of repetitive data. The Mass Input feature allows you to view / update several records at once, utilizing full cut and paste capabilities for rapid repeat entry of duplicate data elements.  Tying relationships together is easy and straightforward using the Person-Family and Person-Ancestors link windows.
Of course, FAMILY REUNION is GEDCOM compatible. Using GEDCOM, you can exchange data with friends who have other GEDCOM compatible software programs.   If you are currently using another software package and want to switch to FAMILY REUNION, use your old program to export your database into a GEDCOM file and use FAMILY REUNION's GEDCOM import features to generate your FAMILY REUNION database, without wasting  time re-keying everything. (Note: Most GEDCOM data elements are imported into FAMILY REUNION, but there are a few exceptions, i.e., specific data elements that some databases might track that FR doesn't.)
This Windows 95/98/NT/ME/XP/00 release of FAMILY REUNION also adds photo capability . You can now produce PHOTO FAMILY GROUP SHEETS, FAMILY PHOTOS, PHOTO ALBUMS, and PHOTO PEDIGREE CHARTS. All you need is access to a scanner that can export device independent bitmap files (BMP files, the standard used by the WINDOWS operating system).  FAMILY REUNION will do the rest!

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Family Treasures [US$ 49.95]
Features:
Interface
Super clean, layerless user interface. Makes it smooth and easy to be productive fast!
Drag and drop people, events, sources, multimedia into the Tree Editor.  You can build your whole database right in the Tree Editor.  See over 64 people at a time.
Easy to access side bar panels bring all the features you need to your fingertips.
Use Tree Markers to track fields you are interested in for up to 8 people at once.
Navigate and add family relations from within the Member Editor.

Internet
Expandable program ! You can download new features right from the internet, or you can get them on disk.
GEM Technology (Genealogy Expansion Module, see GEM Section for more info) Let you get new reports, screens, sources, everything, seamlessly from the internet.

Multimedia
Multimedia thumbnail gallery allows easy viewing of your pictures from within FTV4.  You can print it too.
A new multimedia side panel lets you add pictures, videos, and sounds to members in moments! Its BLAZING fast!
You can preview your multimedia in the program and then attach them to any members in your project.
Scan pictures, acquire from digital cameras, all from inside FTV4!
Built-in image editor lets you adjust brightness and contrast, and sharpen images.  You can also crop and scale the images.
Attach any number of pictures to individuals and families.  All pictures can be included in the Family Group Sheet, Individual Member Sheet and Book reports.

Reports
Print preview. You can preview your reports before you print them. Zoom in and out, move around the different pages, and when everything is "just right" print to your heart's content.
Control page margins on all reports. Fully customizable Reports . Report wizard and special effects.
Over 30 different types of charts and reports, including the NEW Hourglass wall size tile chart.
Include all pictures attached to a person or family in the book report.
Includes both Ancestor and Descendant Book report types.
More Reports can be added via GEM Web-Link Technology.

Sources
Add citations with drag and drop ease. Citations have never been so simple.
Easily attach a source to multiple people, with just one click. Saves HOURS of time, and dozens of tedious operations.
Print source listings sorted by Title or by Repository.  Each source entry includes a listing of all individuals and families which have citations to the source..
Sample sources help you build your database quickly.

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Family Tree Maker [US$29.95]
Everything you need to start your family tree:
• Easily add or import family names
• Family Tree Maker automatically searches for more names and documents
• Save your tree in one of many custom formats to share with family and friends
Back up your Family File to CD
Preserve your heritage by protecting your valuable Family Tree Maker data from viruses, hard drives crashes, and corrupted floppy disks. In the event that you should ever need your backup copy, you can restore it from the CD in seconds.
Export Family Books to PDF
Now you can share your Family Book with family members whether they have Family Tree Maker or not. You can easily create a professional-quality Family Book and export it as a PDF file to send to relatives anywhere in the world!
Add Notes to Family Books
No longer do you need to copy your Notes and paste them into your Family Book as a text item — with Family Tree Maker 11, Notes are added automatically with just one click and drag of the mouse.
Work in Two Files Simultaneously
Conveniently open and work in two Family Tree Maker files at the same time. Want to see how the file your family, friends, or newly discovered distant cousin sent you compares to your file? Simply open both files and compare them for similarities or differences. Never before have you had the opportunity to compare and edit Family Files simultaneously.
Additional New Features
You'll also enjoy the being able to merge files more easily, customize Family Tree Maker with tabbed preference panels, copy and past between family files, and preview your family book before printing.

Famtree [US$ 20]
Features:
stores family tree data, sources, addresses & notes
produces attractive descendants trees, ancestry charts, Wide Family Group layouts and family page print out
works out how people are related
is easy to use (icons & menus)
includes extensive manual, help and tutorials
runs under Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, and ME
supports 'industry' standard Gedcom files
displays and prints photos!!
written by an enthusiast for other enthusiasts to use
you can try out Famtree free of charge

FZip Family Tree (Shareware 34 Australian Dollars)
Fzip Family Tree is a highly featured, fast and easy to use genealogy package. The software allows a person to view, search, maintain genealogy details and report on family trees.
It has EXTREMELY high speed GEDCOM import and export facilities making it suitable as a GEDCOM browser. It has very high speed search capabilities.
The main screen show up to 4 generations of people and provides simple navigation around a family tree.
A simple search facility (Easy Find) is available to quickly and easily find people. In addition a powerful and fast search (Find) and sort facility can search by any field for People, Marriages, Places and Sources and includes a special selection to select Roots, Unrelated, Ancestors, Ancestor Roots, Descendants.
Entry and modification of data is simple and quick using full screen data entry
The program is available in English, Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Slovak, Czech, Dutch, Portuguese and Icelandic. (Help only exists in English.)

Genbox Family History (Shareware $59)
Features

GeneLines (Shareware: $29,95)
One of the most powerful research and storytelling tools available for genealogists and family historians, Genelines lets you SEE your ancestor’s lives in time. By bringing together elements of time, history and family relationships on visual timeline charts, Genelines can bring your family history to life, and even help you find new directions for your family research.
Key Features of Genelines
 Seven full-color, completely customizable charts, including the unique and compelling Biographical chart – a timeline chart that tells the complete story for just one individual.
A new text report that lists, in chronological order, all the events, dates, and places for the people in any chart along with applicable notes and sources.
Flexible options for choosing the individuals to show on a chart, including family groups, ancestors, descendants and even unrelated individuals.
Allows on-screen manipulation of the timeline, colors, fonts, borders, box positioning, and much more.
Estimates and visually points out unknown dates, making it easy to see where more research is needed, as well as illogical or contradictory data.
Ability to save any chart for reuse at a later time.
Publishes charts in PDF format.
Prints charts in a full range of sizes – from a standard size paper to large wall charts.
Provides the ability to merge two or more charts together.
Supports BC dates and metric units of measure.
Comes with ready to use timeline (historical event) files, plus more available as free downloads from the Timeline Exchange. Or, you can create and modify your own historical events within Genelines.

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Gen_Plus (German. Shareware 65 Euro)
Einziges vom Bistumsarchiv Trier zugelassenes Windows-Genealogie-Programm
• Schnell, sicher, leicht zu erlernen, flexibel, fast unbegrenzte Kapazität.  
• Auf Access basierendes, besonderes genealogisches Dateisystem.  
• Reine 32 Bit Windows-Technologie. Kein Gemenge von DOS und Windows. Deshalb keine Druckprobleme, kein mühsames Erstellen und Anpassen von Druckertreibern.  
• Das Fassungsvermögen von über zwei Milliarden Personen und Familien lässt auch große und größte Forschungen zu. Beliebig viele unabhängige Forschungsbereiche (Mandanten).  
• Zukunftssicher und flexibel durch vollständige Gedcomschnittstelle. Alle Daten können ausgegeben werden, alle Gedcomdateien können eingelesen werden.  
• Ausgabe für den Ahnenlistenumlauf wie von Leipzig gewünscht. 
• Eine Vielzahl von Personen-, Familien-, Ahnen- und Nachfahrenlisten und grafischen Darstellungen mit verschiedenen Personen- und Ortsindizes (auch Index Namen-Orte oder Orte-Namen).  
• Alle Ausdrucke erfolgen über Ihre Textverarbeitung. Durch Ausgabe im "Rtf" oder "Txt" Format besteht keine Bindung an eine bestimmte Textverarbeitung. Dadurch stehen Ihnen zusätzlich alle Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten der Textverarbeitung offen.  
• Registerlisten erlauben die Wiedergabe von Kirchenbüchern in der originalen zeitlichen Abfolge.  
• Einbinden von beliebig vielen Bildern pro Person / Familie und Ort ist möglich.  
• Export aller Ausgaben in jede Textverarbeitung und als Datei. 
• Volle Mausbedienung.  
• Alle Texte für Namen, Berufe, Vornamen, Orte usw. können 240 Zeichen lang sein und werden nur einmal geschrieben. Nach der ersten Eingabe stehen sie auf Mausklick zur Verfügung.  
• Ahnen und Nachfahren-Nummern können für jede Person berechnet werden.  
• Permanente Plausibilitätsprüfung. Die Daten von Personen und Familien werden nicht nur bei der Eingabe geprüft, sondern bei jedem Aufruf der Person / Familie. Zusätzlich ist jederzeit eine Prüfung über den gesamten Datenbestand möglich.  
• Drei Generationen in der Familienmaske, vier Generationen in der Personenmaske auf dem Bildschirm. Einfaches Springen per Mausklick zu allen angezeigten Personen und Familien ( Kinder, Eltern, Großeltern, Paten, Patenkinder, Trauzeugen). Einfache Ahnen- und Nachkommenverfolgung auf dem Bildschirm.  
• Datenfehlliste zum direktem Erkennen wo noch Datenlücken bestehen.  
• Doppelahnenliste zur einfachen Darstellung der Verwandtschaft zweier Personen. 
• Literatur- und Quellenverwaltung.
• Leitnamensystem
• Statistiken über Lebens- und Heiratsalter, Anzahl Ehen je Person und Kinder je Ehe in grafischer und Listenform
• Permanente Weiterentwicklung. Der Programmierer ist selbst Familienforscher.  
• Nicht der finanzielle Gewinn, sondern das Interesse an der Genealogie und die Freude am Programmieren stehen im Vordergrund. 

GeneWeb (free)
GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA.
GeneWeb, free software with a GNU license, is available for Unix, Windows and Mac (OS X).

Genius Genealogy software ($ 19)

GenoPro v1.91   [free]
* Draw your complete family tree. * Add pictures to create a picture album. * View the "big picture" of your family tree. * Generate and print detailed family reports with pictures in the language you want. * Analyze and compile detailed statistics about your ancestry. * Import and export your family data with other genealogy software.

 

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GreatFamily (Shareware $29.95)
Graphically design your family tree and generate great web pages in a snap. This unique, powerful, and easy-to-use program approaches family tree making from the user's point of view

Heredis (Free: Heredis Standard Edition. Shareware $29,95: Heredis Premium Edition)
+ family trees to show your data at its best:
• Ascendancy Family wheel
• The ascendant tree by family surname
• The cascading descendant tree
• The descendant tree by family surname
• The descendant wheel
• The tree of siblings
— Share your passion
You can produce a CD-ROM of your genealogy :HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition allows you to edit an interactive CD-ROM containing your complete genealogy file which can then be read by any computer ! You just insert the CD-ROM and your entire genealogy appears on the screen !
— Find a link
You have a blood relation search/find tool which will cover your entire file. Thus you may easily find all the different common ancestors and the links which two or more individuals saved in the file may have with them in the same genealogy file.
— Opt for results
+ lists / + files
• By males and females ascendancy lists
• By surname descendancy list
• Event list
• Personalized lists
• Union list
—Exploit your data better
+ statistics : exploit even better your genealogical data with the most advanced demographic statistics.
—Make exchange of data so much more simple
HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition gives you far wider possibilities for the import and export of genealogical data
• Import of HEREDIS files with direct merging of files
• Export any particular branch of your file
• Choice of the number of collaterals to be exported
—Become a HEREDIS customer
By adopting HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition, you become a registered user of HEREDIS:
• you will benefit from special privileged rates for future updates and new versions
• you will be the first to be directly informed of all program developments — Make the most of our very special offer

Kinship Archivist (Shareware $10)
 Display your family tree on the internet with Kinship Archivist. The program attempts to provide a user-friendly method for entering and changing complex genealogical relationships and information. Additionally, the program allows for importing/exporting of the GEDCOM standard v.5.5 files and allows for exporting of webpages (HTML files) that are used on the internet. Each family member has their own web page, and genealogical information is linked between pages. When these pages are placed on the World Wide Web, information can be shared with other family members or genealogists. Web surfers or family members can provide feed-back by selecting the E-Mail link found at the bottom of each web page and submitting their information. The program user can then easily update his/her records with the web surfer's new information.

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Kith and Kin Pro (Shareware $55)
Kith and Kin Pro is a software package for storing, interrogating and documenting family trees. It features an easy to use graphical interface and powerful data management tools which makes it ideal for large or small trees.
Each family tree is stored in a relational database with a capacity of over 2,000 million records and you can have as many databases as you like. Kith and Kin Pro uses the powerful SQL (Structured Query Language) and other search tools to find data in the family tree. Results from SQL queries can be used to form custom reports or text files for exporting to other programs such as spreadsheets.
The information which you enter into Kith and Kin Pro is organised into families. The main screen is a window called the Tree Area which displays each family as a rectangle. Relationships between families are shown by link lines. Using the mouse, you can drag and position the family rectangles within the Tree Area to form any tree layout you desire. The family rectangles can be used for fast, direct access to data by double-clicking on the required family. You can zoom in and out of the tree to give you an overview of the entire tree layout.
Navigating the tree on the screen is made easier by automatically highlighting related families. You can choose all families descended from a particular root family, all families containing ancestors of the root or just families which form a direct line between two families.
The program supports all the usual genealogical information; date and place of births, christenings, deaths, etc as well as aliases for each person. You can add extra fields to the person or family records to customise the database to your own requirements. You can also add pictures and OLE objects.
Multiple notes can be saved with each person or family. Each note can be assigned a privacy level which lets you choose later what type of notes you want printed in reports.
For the serious family historian, Kith and Kin Pro lets you store information about the documentation you have used in your research. Recording source documents and repositories lets you go back to re-evaluate your findings at a later date.
Kith and Kin Pro can display a timeline which displays a chronological list of events associated with selected families interspersed with notable events from history. The historical events can be edited and added to using the TimeGen utility (supplied free with the registered version of Kith and Kin Pro).
Kith and Kin Pro produces many different types of reports, including drop-line charts and textual reports. You can select a multitude of options and choose the fonts you want to use. The program has options enabling you to produce reports in any language.
You can import and export GEDCOM files to exchange data with other programs. Kith and Kin Pro will also produce Internet World Wide Web pages so that you can make your family tree available to the world.

Leaf's of the Familytree or L'Soft [price: ?]
L'SOFT presents a family tree by focusing upon individual member's of the family tree. Each relative generation then shows lineage related to the family member selected. Therefore, L'SOFT provides the means to present as many different views of family trees as is possible and thereby provides a rich broad base from which future generations should benefit.
L'SOFT manages the dynamic tree structure of all the families within one family tree and maintains relationships with all family members within each family and across family trees. In other words, L'SOFT maintains the many family trees that could result, thus growing as your entire family contributes material on the research about your family. There are no limits on the scaleability of the databases.
Any member of the dynamic tree could become the focal point of their respective family tree.
Therefore, L'SOFT presents a family tree as one family with dynamic restructuring to present any member's family tree by a click of the mouse on a family member. And, upon request structures the family tree to present spouse families.
Because the tree structure is dynamically maintained allowing restructuring for any family member to become the focal point of the entire family tree structure, and thereby dynamically moving the tree structure forward or backward in time to show the immediate family tree for any family member, or the inheritable estate. Each page of the family tree then represents one century or five generations.The current Century, beginning with the focal person descending to Great Grand Children extending out to Great Great Grand Parents and again descending to Third Cousins Thrice Removed.
In general, the legal theory behind the tree structure is based upon estate administration. With reference to the law of wills and intestate succession, inheritance is cut off at great grand children through to third cousins thrice removed, or one century from the decedent's position within the family tree. From this persepctive, L'SOFT derives the ability to track individual family members within a personal view of the entire family tree.
With the law in mind but not limited to the law, L'SOFT presents a family tree, showing relationships by century with focus upon any one family member allowing ancestral progression on to perpetuity, adding a one century page with the turn of each new century.   

Legacy 5.0 Standard Edition
The full-featured professional genealogy program that helps you track, organize, print, and share your family history. Includes sourcing, reports, merging, To Do list, slide shows, multimedia, Web pages, spell checking, import and export and much more.

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MatterWare™ Family Matters 97
Family Matters 97 is now available at version 4.21b (some corrections and fixes - see versions.txt). Unlimited Source Citations allow linking of sources to persons, person events, families, and family events. For web generation, you can now include those photographs in your database, and the picture/person links you have in your database will be included in your web site. Additionally for web generation, there have been significant improvements in the creative control provided. FM97 is a full 32-bit Microsoft Access 97 application (so savvy users can extend FM's capabilities), and is the version you want if you are using Windows 95 or better.

My Family Tree [US$ 20]
Basic genealogy program

MyTrees Online (Online genealogical program)

Oedipus II (Freeware. Dutch only) (See also: Antigone II)

ohmiGene (Freeware, English and French version)
ohmiGene is a software for the creation and the management of genealogical data. The structure of the base was defined to be in maximal agreement with the gedcom format. If any context concerning the submission of a file to the church LDS is absent, are correctly handled (import, manipulation and export) most of the other contexts: - identities with their various name pieces (particle, nickname ...), - multiple identities (main identity and AKA), - events or attributes defined AND personalized, - All the models of dates, - The relations which admit, besides, reciprocity, - Possible double (tag ALIA), - etc.. ... IMPORT: GmC format and GEDCOM format OhmiGene is one of the rare programs which don't massacre a gedcom in the import. EXPORT: GmC format and GEDCOM format for the totalite or a part of the genealogy. A genealogy can be published as a WEB SITE. SOME CHARACTERISTICS - Most of the contexts support an unlimited number of illustrations, notes or texts and a source. - Every individual can be marked by means of 24 criteria and found due to this mark. -A history (30 persons) allows to find quickly a person. - It is possible to create working lists, according to a multitude of criteria, with ease or to list ancestors, descendants or close parent of a person. These lists can allow modifications in series (marks, sources ...), be printed or exported in various format : gedcom, GMC, tabulated or normal text... WORKING EASE: - Method 'Drag N drop' to order lists (children, unions, events ...), - Dynamic tree 4 Generations printable or useful to navigate in the genealogy... - Quick lists ... MANAGEMENT of the genealogy. Modules allow to administer - Names and their root, particles, - Names of event (any localizable), - The mess of places, - Sources...

OnceRemoved [free. Not an application but a web-service]
OnceRemoved offers a means to graphically record a genealogy and to share that information (and the task of recording it) with others. Now admittedly, some typing is still required, but the bulk of describing who is related to whom is accomplished visually by the so-called "drag 'n drop" mechanism. The other advantage of OnceRemoved is the sharing of information which is intrinsic to the World Wide Web. This aspect permits other members of a family (or families, depending on their interest) to add information and new relationships to branches of a genealogy in which they are most knowledgeable.
It is still a work-in-progress.

Parents (Shareware $10)
Parents is an application that was designed to help make collecting and organizing your genealogy easier. With the help of PARENTS, you will be able to more easily gather, store, and view information about all of your ancestors as well as your children and your children's children. PARENTS allows you to enter and store vital information such as names, birth, marriage, death dates, places and more. All of this information can then be easily organized and related together to form your family tree. You will also be able to print detailed information about any of your ancestors as well as print an Immediate Family Tree, an entire Ancestral Tree, Descendants Chart, Family Group Sheet and more...

PC-Ahnen 2004 [German. Euro 30,--]
Integrierte Datenbank "Genealogische Ortsverwaltung" (GOV) des Vereins für Computergenealogie mit Daten von rund 168.000 Orten (PLZ etc.)
Alle Ausgaben auch im Internet-Format HTML
PC-AHNEN 2004 ist daher bestens geeignet zur Erstellung von INTERNET- oder CD-Präsentationen Ihrer genealogischen Daten (Ahnen- und Stammtafeln, sowie Einwohner-, Familien-, Orts-, oder Sippenbücher). Das Layout der Ausgaben kann (natürlich in gewissen Grenzen) durch Verändern einer zentralen Steuerdatei nach Ihren Wünschen und Vorstellungen verändert und angepasst werden.
Bei allen HTML-Ahnen,- und Stammlisten sowie beim Sippenbuch werden alle Personenverknüpfungen mittels interner Links abgebildet.
PC-AHNEN 2004 ist auch zur Konvertierung GEDCOM-HTML nutzbar.
Konvertierungsmöglichkeiten:
GEDCOM-Im/Export ist im Programm integriert.
Daten aus GENISYS, AHNEN-Reitmeier (DOS), ELKE 1.5, Data-Becker-FAMILIENCHRONIK (Version < 1997) können bei Anforderung einer lizenzierten Programmversion mittels eines kostenlos erhältlichen Zusatzprogramms konvertiert werden.
Daten aus den oben genannten Programmen zum Testen der lizenzfreien Prüf-Vollversion können auf Ihren Wunsch bei mir konvertiert werden (bei Datenübermittlung per Mail - kostenlos).

Pro-Gen (German, Dutch and English. Euro 58)
PRO-GEN is a genealogical program for use on a PC with a harddisk . PRO-GEN can be useful in all facets of genealogical research, from simply assisting you in researching your family up to publishing your familybook .
PRO-GEN was originally written by Johan Mulderij and Dinant Scholte in't Hoff in 1989 and has more than 10.000 users .
Support will be given directly by the authors and by the helpdesks of the Dutch PRO-GEN usergroep.

RootsMagic. Genealogy software (US$29.95)
General Features
• Runs under Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP
• Three navigation views: Pedigree, Family, Descendants
• Open multiple databases on screen at the same time
• Drag and drop people between databases
• Open multiple copies (and views) of the same database
• Add unlimited people, facts/events, notes, sources, and more
• 60 predefined fact types (birth, marriage, death, occupation, religion, etc)
• Create your own user defined fact types
• Easily track multiple relationships, such as adoptions, foster parents, etc
• Integrated backup and restore help safeguard your data
 Easy to Learn and Use
• Work from pedigree, family, or descendants view (or switch back and forth)
• Family members are automatically linked as you add them
• Automatically checks for duplicates as you add people
• Just double click on a person's name to edit that person
• RootsMagic Explorer lets you easily find and edit anyone in your family tree
• Customize the tool bar to include the functions you use most
• Easy to use Explorer-like help system
 Publish Your Family History
• RootsMagic Publisher lets you create complete books with narrative, notes, charts, photos, source bibliography, index, and more.
• Print to printer, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), or export to your word processor (RTF)
• Customize headers, footers, margins, fonts for any printout
 Reports
• Pedigree Charts (standard and cascading)
• Family Group Sheets
• Narrative reports (modified register, indented descendancy, Henry descendancy, D'Aboville descendancy, and ancestor)
• Register (NEHGS) format narrative reports
• Individual summary prints everything you know about a person
• Calendars with birthdays and anniversaries
• Custom report designer
• Relationship chart shows exactly how two people are related
• Scrapbook of pictures for people, families, sources, and places
• Blank pedigree charts, family group sheets, research logs, correspondence logs, and cemetery records forms
• Address labels for mailings
• Dozens of lists
 Multimedia
• Attach photographs, sound clips, video clips and documents to any person, family, place, source, or event
• Scan photos directly into RootsMagic
• Photo editor lets you adjust sharpness, brightness, contrast, and crop, rotate, and zoom images
• Include photos in your books, group sheets, and other printouts
 Documenting Your Family History
• SourceWizard automatically writes proper sources for you
• Add notes and stories/notes to any fact or person
• Easy to use source list tracks all your documentation (certificates, census, books, etc)
• Enter each source only once, then reuse it elsewhere
• Add a global source to each person when importing a GEDCOM file.
• Track repositories where the sources are found
• Print your documentation (notes and sources) in your reports, summaries, and forms
 Internet Features
• Automatically create a website including photos, notes, sources, index, surname list, GEDCOM file, email, etc
• Six types of websites: pedigree charts, group sheets, combo pedigree chart / group sheet, descendant narrative, ancestor narrative, alphabetical narrative
• Add your own links to your home page
• "Privatize" living persons in your website
• Automatically check for updates to your software
• Family Reunion Planner
 Tools
• Correspondence Log lets you keep track of all your incoming and outgoing correspondence
• Bookmark any individuals in your database
• Spell Checker checks the current notes, or all notes.
• Global search and replace for notes, sources, names, places, etc.
• Counts the number of separate trees in your database.
• "To do" list lets you keep track of research you still need to do for any person or family
• Date calculator
• Relationship calculator shows you the relationship between any two people
• Soundex calculator (including alternate methods)
• Powerful merge capabilities, including SmartMerge and ShareMerge
• Search by name, record number, dates, places, notes, and many other types of data
 Compatibility
• Full GEDCOM 5.5 support so you can exchange data with other programs
• GEDCOM import option to combine into current database or create a new database
• Full LDS support, including full TempleReady support, automatic ordinance updating, selection of qualified ordinances, and the ability to view and edit all ordinance information from a single screen.  LDS support can be turned on or off.

Sta-Data (Dutch only)

The Master Genealogist (TMG) (Shareware: $59) [see also: TMGUtility]
The Master Genealogist (or "TMG") v6 is the gold standard in family history software. Used by novices and professional researchers alike, the latest version reinforces TMG's reputation as the most powerful family history project manager on the market while adding many new features to make it easy and fun to use.
Whether you are a weekend hobbyist or a professional researcher, TMG comes with everything you need to:
* manage volumes of research data, photos, and sources;
* organize a research trip, including "To Do" lists, reference material, charts, and forms;
* track your correspondence and expenses;
* be the hit of a family reunion!
* create a web page;
* ... or publish a book, complete with table of contents, footnotes, multiple indexes, and bibliography!
Bring your data with you!
Although GEDCOM is supported, TMG's GenBridge™ import technology does a much better job of transferring your data in most cases. Import directly from Family Tree Maker™, Personal Ancestral File (PAF)™, and other programs.

Visual Genealogy [French only]
Véritable programme 32 bits sans fichier DLL ou OCX installé dans Windows (Installation propre).
* Nombre de personnes, unions et enfants quasi illimités (100 000).
* Nombre illimité d'événements personnalisables par individu et union
* Nombre illimité de champ au contenu personnalisable par individu
* Définition du niveau de certitude sur les liens ascendants et les événements.
* Tout les champs de saisie (nom, prénom, note,...) sont de taille dynamique et non limités en caractère.
* Arbre actualisé en temps réel et entièrement personnalisable (logiciel visuel).
* Arbre de l'ascendance et/ou de la descendance et/ou de la fratrie et sa descendance et/ou des conjoints de la descendance,
* Saisie assistée.
* Pour les noms, lieux,... : la/les premières lettres suffisent.
* Pour les dates : l'année sur deux chiffres suffit. Le siècle est calculé en fonction des autres dates et des cohérences.
* Pour les lieux : tapez 95 et c'est automatiquement remplacé par FRA,IDF,F95, il reste à indiquer la localité si celle ci n'est pas déjà proposée (date au format Généanet). * Fiche de petite taille pour pouvoir naviguer dans l'arbre ET visualiser/modifier les données.
* Rapports et statistiques précis (exemple : Age au décès des oncles et tantes au 4ème degré de la personne sélectionnée, liste des mariages consanguin sur 30 générations).
* Possibilité de créer ses propres cartes (région, canton, etc...)
* Import et export GEDCOM rapide (40000 personnes en moins de 2 minutes sur P166 32Mo)
* Sauvegarde HTML présente à tout les niveaux du logiciel (globale, fiche, arbre, rapport, carte...).
* Accès rapide aux données. Le moteur de base de donnée est personnalisé à la généalogie. Il ne s'agit pas de lourde base de donnée.

WinFamily (Shareware $50)
Description to be found on the site.

 

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Windows genealogical freeware /shareware utilities:

Ahne2Web [US$ 15]
The program that makes web pages of your ancestors and other persons.
You take a GEDCOM file out of your genealogy program, and with Ahne2Web you make web pages without any knowledge of html or other technicalities.
You publish your pages by uploading them to the site that belongs to your Internet subscription

All in the Family Tree [US$ 11.95]
All in the Family Tree! is a very easy to use tool for genealogists to draw different types of genealogical charts, f.i. pedigree charts , ancestor series ,descendants charts :
What you see is what you get!
easy to use
many preferences available
images can easily be added
printing on large sheets of paper
number of generations adjustable
color and size frames adjustable
printing over different pages 
Gedcom-import
(Note: This program can only be used in combination with a genealogical program that can produce so called gedcom-files.)

Ancestral Author Version 2 (Shareware, $24.95 US)
Ancestral Author is a Windows program that constructs hyperlinked Adobe Acrobat PDF files from GEDCOM files, text files, images, and other user inputs. It is very simple to use, and creates high quality documents that can be printed, emailed, published on the internet, or sent to a service bureau for conversion into a bound book. hspacer.gif (824 bytes)
FAQ
hspacer.gif (824 bytes) Ancestral Author guides you through the process of creating fully hyperlinked documents, with title page, table of contents, name index, source citations, outline view, chapter and section headings. It extracts NEHGS style register reports automatically from GEDCOM files, producing genealogical reports that can be viewed on any computer - MACs, PCs, Linux machines, etc.

Bygones. Genealogical Research Note-Keeping program
Bygones is a freeware software program designed to enter and keep genealogical research notes on a laptop or desktop computer. Bygones is available as freeware for Windows 95+ and Macintosh computers.

CenMatch (shareware, $7.50)
Are you struggling to find families when searching census records on Ancestry.com?
Do you wish there were more options available?
CenMatch is the answer for you!
An easy to use Excel template is all that you need to start matching those hard-to-find families.
CenMatch is designed to match either 2 or 3 people that appear on the same census page together or a page following person # 1. You have the ability to Sort by Name, Birth Year, Census Parish, Census County or Matching records. It is then simply a matter of clicking on the icon to go to the page in question.
Requirements:
1. You must have a subscription with Ancestry.com for some of the Census mentioned above
2. You must have Microsoft Excel (This has been tested on Excel 2000 & 2003)

Charts and records
Free pedigree charts and records

Clooz--The electronic filing cabinet for genealogical records

The Date Calculator [for Mac OSX, Classic and Windows/Shareware $11.99]

Date Calculator (free)

Date Calculator
The date calc program exists to assist Family Historians calculate dates from any two of the three following elements
* Birth Date
* Event Date
* Age at Event

Day's.
The DAYS program has the following functions :
* Display of calendar months. Julian (year 600-2099), Gregorian (year 600-2099) and the Republican calendar (Sep. 22nd 1792 - Dec. 31st 1804). One calendar only at a time.
* Conversion of dates between Gregorian calendar and the two other calendars.
* Information about movable feast days for all years in the Julian and the Gregorian calendar.
* Information about the parameters of the years (Metonic Number, Dominical Letter etc.) for Julian and Gregorian calendar.
* Look-up of close to 5000 names of days with automatic setting of the calendar to the right date or the first day of a period
* Display of all names registered for a given date, fixed as well as movable names.
* Look-up of words connected with the calendar, old names for days, months etc.
* Dates may be adjusted by x years, y months z weeks and s days in both directions from a fixed date. Optional correction for erroneous use of Julian calendar instead of Gregorian when computing age etc.
* The origin and basis of the calendars plus a lot more is explained in the help-file.
* Optional use of the "Danish/Norvegian" calendar which automatically shifts between the Julian calendar before February 19th and the Gregorian after February 29th year 1700.
* The extensive help-file also gives a lot of information about calendars].

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DFTCom2 - Dynamic Family Tree Compiler
The Compiler
* The DftCom2 compiler is a MS Windows program which converts a single Gedcom file to the set of files required to implement a Dynamic Family Tree
* Compiler options allow the user to determine how the Gedcom file is processed. Using the default option settings, the compilation process is entirely automatic, although some of the more complex options involve a run-time dialogue with the user.
Includes comprehensive Help facility covering all aspects of compiling a Gedcom file and implementing a Dynamic Family Tree web page. The Dynamic Family Tree
* Displays fully graphical, interactive family tree on a web browser (see example).
* Implemented as a Java Applet - very fast response to user actions.
* Shows children, spouse and four generations of ancestors of the individual atthe tree focus.
* Individuals colour coded according to relationship to the tree owner
* Display details by positioning mouse pointer over an individual.
* Display Image (where available) of individual at the tree focus.
* Navigate the tree by:
* Clicking on displayed individual.
* Selecting individual from colour-coded drop-down, active index.
* Change the Language in which the Dynamic Family Tree is displayed. Languages currently supported are:
* Czech * Dansk * Deutsch * English * Español * Français
* Føroyskt * Greek * Hrvatski * Italiano * Nederlands * Norsk * Polski
* Português * Russian * Slovenski * Suomi * Svenska * Türkçe
* Move through history list of previous changes of tree focus.
* Change tree owner and re-calculate colour-coded relationships.
* Instant on-line multi-lingual Help facility.

Ebosoft Genealogical Tools (Dutch only. Prices vary, but low)

FamiliaBuilder [US$33]
Publish your family tree on the web. Create a photo album, add picture descriptions and link pictures with individuals. No Web programming skills are required!
- Runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP.
- Reads genealogical data from GEDCOM files. That means that you can use FamiliaBuilder with almost any genealogy program.
- Lets you create a photo album, add picture descriptions and link pictures with individuals.
- Browse you album using customizable picture lists and thumbnail galleries.
- FamiliaBuilder supports group pictures: our rectangle tool lets you show where is each individual in the picture.
- Generates family trees in "outline", "descendant tree" and CollapsiTree™ formats. A choice of colors and backgrounds.
- Optional personal page for each individual.
- Select which personal data items (such as birth, marriage and death date/place; education; occupation; residence etc.) are displayed for each person.
- Privacy protection: Select which of the above data items are hidden for living individuals or you can hide living individuals altogether.
- Contact info: You can put email and personal web page addresses as links on the family tree.
- After you have entered all your data, FamiliaBuilder generates an elegantly looking, fully cross-linked web site, with a customizable first page, index of names, family tree, optional personal pages, pictures and picture lists and thumbnail galleries. You can view the resulting pages directly from FamiliaBuilder (using the embedded web browser)
- You can upload FamiliaBuilder-created web pages as a stand-alone Web site or as a part of a larger site.
- Alternatively, you can put your web pages on a CD.
- The software includes a test family file with cat pictures and their imaginary family tree.

FamiliaOnline [Annual subscription (including 100 megabytes of disk space)
$19.95 USD]
Online genealogy program and photo album. Automatic setup. Just enter your data and upload the pictures, and your family tree site is up and running.
- Zero setup time.
- 50 MB disk space for your data and pictures.
- No banners, pop-up windows or other ads on your site.
- Enter family data (names, dates, relationships, events, notes, etc) interactively or upload a GEDCOM.
- Picture form for uploading your pictures and accompanying information.
- Our rectangle tool lets you link between the individuals and the pictures.
- Customizable title page.
- Family tree in "Outline", "Roots & Offspring" and "CollapsiTree" formats.
- Personal page for each individual.
- Index of names, picture lists, thumbnail galleries.
- All pages are cross-linked.
- Privacy protection for living persons.
- You can restrict access to your site.

Family Tree Resources.[shareware]
Some genealogy-related programs, resources

GCFiler [Shareware $15]
A tility program for genealogists who must store or read genealogies that are kept in the GEDCOM file format. GCFiler will take a file in GEDCOM format and convert it to comma-delimited ASCII for importing into spreadsheets and databases. The program will also convert the ASCII file back into GEDCOM format. There is also a simple editor for viewing and changing any file. NOTE: this program does not check the content of any GEDCOM file beyond looking at the required basic GEDCOM structure. GCFiler does not check to see if the data you may have added or deleted conforms to the rules of grammar for GEDCOM files.

GedClean32 [$ 9.95]
A program which automates the task of "cleaning" the personal information about living individuals from a GEDCOM file containing genealogical data. There are 2 versions of this program: a share- and freeware version.

Gedcom Estimator [freeware]
The GEDCOM Estimator is a program that estimates missing dates in a genealogical database (or family tree if you like). It is not a complete genealogy system and will not replace whichever program you are using to keep your genealogy databases today. However, you can use it as an extra tool to estimate missing dates.

Gedcom Reader [Shareware, GBP 15]
A utilitiy for viewing Gedcom (5.5) files as a spreadsheet like table.

gedcomTOHTML [Freeware]
gedcomToHTML is a free program for converting a GEDCOM genealogical database into HTML files suitable for publishing on your web page. You will need a copy of the perl programming language if you want to use gedcomToHTML.
Features include:
• Mini ancestry and descendants chart for each individual
• support for different languages
• image files of individuals
• the ability to make information on living persons private

Ged2go [fully functional shareware: $8]
GEDCOMS TO GO, or GED2GO for short, is a program that helps you prepare a GEDCOM file for public distribution. GED2GO has two primary functions: (1) living persons are removed from the GEDCOM, and (2) an estimated birth date range is added to all individuals who lack one. GED2GO has these features:
GED2GO completely removes the record of a living person, together with all references to that individual which might occur within another record.
GED2GO automatically determines which individuals are living.
GED2GO adds an estimated birth date range to every individual in the GEDCOM that lacks a birth date.
In most cases, the only user input required is the filename of the input and output GEDCOM.
Missing dates are estimated from relatives' data.
All dates, and family relations as distant as necessary, are used to make estimates.
Standard date modifiers, such as ABT, BEF, AFT, or BET are taken into account.
Most non-standard date formats are also deciphered.

Ged2HTM [Freeware]

GED2HTML [US$20]
Second link for GED2HTML
GED2HTML is a program that inputs genealogical data in GEDCOM format, and outputs a collection of HTML files suitable for presentation on the World Wide Web. The input format it accepts is based on the GEDCOM 5.5 standard. The output produced consists of HTML files containing the individual data, an index suitable for quickly locating an individual by name, an auxiliary surname index with links to the first individual with each surname, and a special index file suitable for use by automatic indexing programs. . The output is highly configurable. Each data file can contain a single individual or multiple individuals. Either a hierarchical or a flat index can be specified. Files can be organized into subdirectories or a flat collection. In addition, the HTML output is programmable, so that the format of the HTML files can be changed by the user.

GED2WEB [Freeware]
Ged2web is program for generating a set of web pages from a GEDCOM file.
The program produces a view for each person consisting of an information summary including:
• Links to parents.
• Birth date and location.
• Christening date and location
• Baptism date and location
• Occupation.
• Address
• Residence
• Death date and location.
• All standard Gedcom event types (individual and marriage).
• Marriage details with links to spouses and children
• Links to optional Notes
• An optional Ancestor Chart spanning a user set number of generations. This chart can be created on the main page or a separate page as desired.
• An optional Descendent List spanning a user set number of generations. This list can be created on the main page or a separate page if desired.

The number of individuals per file can be set by the user to allow a balance to be set between the number of files generated and the size of each file.
An index of individuals is produced with a user set number of individuals per index file (again to allow a file sizes to be traded off against number of files. Each viewable block within a file is followed with links to the previous and next blocks as well as a set of alphabetic links into the index.
A list of surnames is produced to link to the index of individuals.
Ged2Web has been used to create my own Family Tree Web Pages. These can be viewed to give an idea of the output.
No attempt is made to import source information.
Although the program will import more than one GEDCOM file no attempt is made to perform a merge operation. As a result any people duplicated across two or more GEDCOM files will result in duplicates in the generated web pages.

Ged4Web [Multilingual program. US$ 19.95]
GED4WEB is a Windows® 32bit program (Win95, Win98, NT, XP, ME, and 2000) that exports GEDCOMs, pre-existing genealogy files, to HTML files (web source format using HyperText Markup Language codes) for publication on the Internet. GED4WEB was developed when I found while researching my own family tree, that low cost programs having features such as multiple output formats, security options, color-coded generations for easy viewing and more, were not available.
See their website for all the features Ged4Web offers: too much to list here

GED2WWW
Second link for GED2WWW
A free GEDCOM to HTML converter; it takes a genealogy database stored in GEDCOM format and produces a bunch of web pages from it. I originally wrote GED2WWW for my own use, but it has since grown to be a fairly powerful program. Some of GED2WWW's features include:
* Produces very little HTML (can be less than 300 bytes/individual depending on options selected). Much less HTML than most similar packages.
* Can produce a gendex.txt file suitable for indexing with Gendex
* Supports accented/international characters (ANSEL set)
* Produce portable, standard HTML that is browser independent. The output of GED2WWW is tested for adherence to standards with weblint before every release,
* Dates can be hidden for individuals that are (or may be) alive.
* Summary page, index pages, surname page, and data pages produced.
* Dates can be listed with individuals on the index pages.
* User selectable text/background/link colors
* User selectable background images
* Can customize common words and phrases in database and index pages. This is particularly useful for support of non-English languages.
* Very fast! Benchmarks:
* 6,400 person GEDCOM in 70 seconds on 33MHz 486 w / 20 MB RAM
* 22,000 person GEDCOM in 15 seconds on 150MHz Cyrix 686 w/ 64 MB RAM * 45,000 person GEDCOM in 20 seconds on 450MHz Celeron (overclocked from 300MHz) w/ 128 MB RAM

GEDCOMpare (Dutch only. Freeware)
Tool to work on Gedcom files: compare, combine, remove, split and various other functions available.

GedHTree
GedHTree is a program for Windows 95 / 98 / ME / XP / NT4.0 / 2000 users that processes GEDCOM files to generate output pages in HTML format. Share your family genealogy with others on the Web, by CD-ROM, etc. GedHTree is only available in English.
The FREE unregistered version is fully functional and generates all family group and index pages and a four generation direct ancestor tree page.

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GedPage [Win 3.1/95/98/2000/NT. US$10]
The premiere gedcom to html webpage builder, has been used to create thousands of web sites, and millions of pages from all corners of the globe. The output is formatted as Family Group Sheets which are very easy to read, and familiar to genealogists. Gedpage has many options to give your pages a custom look. It is currently available for Windows, and Macintosh.
Gedpage will create your family tree webpage right from your GEDCOM file.
Now you can display your genealogy data online for all to see...maybe a distant relative will find you!
Uses Family Group Sheet format (familiar and easy to read).
Optional Pedigree Charts, for selected individuals, or for everyone, fully linked into Family Group Sheet pages!
Optionally includes photos if they are supported in your gedcom file.
Uses less of your limited internet account disk space than most other converters. Almost half as much as GED2HTML!
Fully linked, easy to traverse tree.
User definable colors, and background.
Allows link to your homepage.
Supports Gendex.
Optional notes, sources, and soundex codes.
Allows you to modify text, even to another language.
Automatically attach headers and footers.
Registration is only $10 (US), and is good for all future versions

GeDStrip [Freeware]
The GeDStrip program creates formatted and indexed HTML web pages from a standard GeDCom (available as an output file from most genealogy database programs).  It excludes all data about living individuals from those pages, as well as all links for the remaining individuals.  It further permits you to choose whether to sort prefixed names (such as van Dyke) by the prefix (van) or by the surname (Dyke).
Example GeDStrip output.

GedView
A Windows program to navigate through GEDCOM files. Note that this program only reads GEDCOM files.  It does not edit them or create new ones, even though at times it might look like it does.

GEDvisual (Freeware)
GEDvisual is a program that converts any GEDCOM file into a complete website with just one push of a button. It can be used as a (publishing) back-end for any genealogical database program with GEDCOM export capabilities.

GenBrowser ( html2ged or www2ged) [?]
Program written to convert HTML web page Descendancy to Gedcom, ie from Ged2www, Ged2html type descendacy reports.

GenDesigner [Shareware. This is a Beta-release: no costs]
Go for a description and review to Ancestry.com

Geneaal (Dutch only. Freeware)

GenealogyJ (free)
GenealogyJ (in short GenJ) is a full-featured standalone Java application that can handle all of your genealogic information (GEDCOM compliant). It provides different graphical components for working on your Family Tree.

GenTools (German. Free)
GenTools ist ein Windows-Programm, das unter den gängigen MS Windows-Betriebssystemen (Win98, NT 4.0, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP) läuft.
GenTools soll dem Genealogen helfen, Fragestellungen zu klären, die zumindest teilweise algorithmisch erfassbar und damit dem Computer zugänglich sind: Kalender, Zeitberechnungen, Mondphasen, Soundex-Code, Römische Zahlen, Herrschertabellen, Lateinlexikon, etc.. GenTools ist kostenlos, aber beachten Sie bitte die Nutzungsbedingungen.

HuMo-gen (Freeware)
Dutch program. Can be switched to English, French and German
HuMo-gen can make a "HTML Database" for your website using a gedcom file. The gedcom file can be made with your genealogical program.

IGI Html Reader [freeware]
A utility designed to convert all those HTML "Individual Records" downloaded from the LDS IGI on your hard drive, to a spreadsheet like table.

The J&L Genealogy Reference [US$ 9.95]
Easy to add and edit genealogy resource data.
Print out sorted resource data for you next research trip
Import tab-delimited data from other programs.
Export tab-delimited data to other programs
Data saved as easy to transport and send files.

KinQuest [$79]
This is a database program for holding the names you collect, the relationships to other people and references to the documentary evidence you keep. In the language of genealogists, this is a lineage linked database. KinQuest will hold up to 2 billion names. There is no limit to the number of marriages per person or the number of children per union. Searches are possible by first, middle, or last name, or by a number of vital statistics (e.g. birth place or date). Movement around the database allows jumps to names of relatives and navigation through an on line ancestor chart. Printed reports include blank forms for family histories, printed family reports, ancestor charts and last name master lists. KinQuest runs on MS-DOS (version 3.2 or later) and requires 640K of basic RAM. Printing is Epson compatible only.

Kinship Archivist (Shareware $10)
 Display your family tree on the internet with Kinship Archivist. The program attempts to provide a user-friendly method for entering and changing complex genealogical relationships and information. Additionally, the program allows for importing/exporting of the GEDCOM standard v.5.5 files and allows for exporting of webpages (HTML files) that are used on the internet. Each family member has their own web page, and genealogical information is linked between pages. When these pages are placed on the World Wide Web, information can be shared with other family members or genealogists. Web surfers or family members can provide feed-back by selecting the E-Mail link found at the bottom of each web page and submitting their information. The program user can then easily update his/her records with the web surfer's new information.

KStableau
Program to publish a graphical family tree and analyse kinship Make an ancestor or descendants chart for web publishing and analyse inbreeding and kinship in your family. Produce an elegant web-style genealogical text in your own language. Link charts and text and publish it on the web. Superb results and easy to produce from your existing genealogical data.

Misbach GED Browser
GEDCOM to HTML Genealogy publishing tool. The ultimate tool for converting your genealogy to HTML.
 
Misbach downloadable Genealogy Charts
Misbach Enterprises houses one of the largest collection of downloadable genealogy charts in Adobe PDF format.  All of our charts have been designed with over 40 years of genelaogy chart making practice.

 

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The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding© ("TNG") ($25)
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding© ("TNG") is a powerful new way to manage and display your genealogy data on the Internet, all without generating a single page of HTML. Instead, your information is stored in MySQL database tables and dynamically displayed in attractive fashion with PHP (a scripting language).

Parents (Shareware $10)
PARENTS is an application that was designed to help make collecting and organizing your genealogy easier. With the help of PARENTS, you will be able to more easily gather, store, and view information about all of your ancestors as well as your children and your children's children. PARENTS allows you to enter and store vital information such as names, birth, marriage, death dates, places and more. All of this information can then be easily organized and related together to form your family tree. You will also be able to print detailed information about any of your ancestors as well as print an Immediate Family Tree, an entire Ancestral Tree, Descendants Chart, Family Group Sheet and more...

Oxy-gen [donation ware]
Tool of conversion of genealogical files (GED GedCom) in file HTML, CSV (Access, Excel), PHP ( MySQL) and XML to put its genealogy on internet.
. Grouping GEDCOM files.
. Convert to HTML, CSV and PHP (MySQL) format.
. Search and optimized classification of places.
. Statistics on country maps.
. Ascendancy tree

RamCal, the perpetual and universal calendar [Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP]
(RamCal is a universal calendar that makes it possible to convert dates to the following calendars : Gregorian, Julian, Julian with Roman style (kalends, nones, ides), French republican (as well as a simulation of the continuation of this calendar), Jewish and Muslim.RamCal calculates the movable Christian holy days (Easter, Ash Wednesday, Ascension, Pentecost).RamCal gives the saints' days as well as the French republican feasts and finds a date for the associated saint.) English version

RamVille[[Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP. Shareware, about $12]
(RamVille is a parish dictionary which makes it possible to find, even with a phonetical spelling, a parish in the whole France, a department, a region or a former province. Like this you can find very quickly a misspelt parish name or a not very legible one) French: not yet translated into English.

Relatives [US$34]
The software includes tools to compose either vertical or horizontal family trees and a Java™ applet to show the trees on Web-pages.
Click here to view an example of a genealogical tree, as it appears in Relatives Java™ applet.
The better view in Netscape Navigatot ver 4.06 or later rather than Internet Explorer because of  the greater reliability of the former in graphics capabilities (probably due to a bug in the IE code).
How it works:
Using Relatives tools you create family trees and save them in files. Upload the files on your Internet Provider's server. Upload there Relatives Java™ applet as well as a special html page that will manage the applet. Tell everybody the link to that page. That's all! Now everybody can see your family tree!...

ReplaceEm (free)
Premiere-quality, freeware string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, ReplaceEm is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a standard text editor, ReplaceEm is designed to operate on multiple files at once. And you need not only perform one search-replace operation per file -- you can setup a list of operations to perform. If different groups of files need to have different operations performed on them, this is no problem either. You can also specify a backup file for each file processed just incase the replace operation didn’t do exactly what you wanted.

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Res Privata (free)
Do you share your genealogy data files with others?
Do you publish your family tree on the Internet?
Do you wish to control the information you share or publish?
If you do then you need Res Privata, an easy to use application for filtering private data from your genealogy data (GEDCOM) files.
Using Res Privata, you can filter the details of your original GEDCOM file and create a new file ready for sharing with other genealogists or publishing on the Internet.
FEATURES
* Automatic removal of birth details for living persons. Includes an option to replace names of living persons.
* Provides options to remove death details, marriage details, adoption details, notes, source citations and multimedia links.
* Provides comprehensive choices to control exactly what birth, death, marriage and adoption details are removed, including the start year for data removal.
* Removes all references to sensitive information, including unused GEDCOM tags - which provides greater compatibility with dynamic GEDCOM to HTML generators and also helps reduce the size of your GEDCOM files.
* Keeps GEDCOM files GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5 compliant with an option to remove user-defined and non-standard tags and data.
* Saves your options so that you don't have to set them more than once. If you have several GEDCOM files, you can save options for each GEDCOM file. Alternatively, you can save different options for either sharing with close family members or publishing on the Internet.
* Filters an unlimited number of records in each GEDCOM file.
* Keeps your original GEDCOM file intact by creating a new filtered copy.
* Automatically detects GEDCOM files created in UNIX and converts them to DOS/Windows format.
* Includes a GEDCOM file viewer.
* Is available in versions for both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP. Long files names are supported in the Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP version.
* Works with GEDCOM files complying with GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5, and has been tested with GEDCOM files created by Brother's Keeper, EasyTree, Family Tree Maker and Personal Ancestral File.
* Output GEDCOM files can be used with popular genealogy database applications, and GEDCOM to HTML generators for publishing on the Internet. Output has been tested with Brother's Keeper, Family Tree Maker, Gedpage, GED2HTML, GED2WWW and Personal Ancestral File.

The Suffolk System of Recording Family History [Not an application, but wordprocessor templates. US$ 10]
There are some extremely good genealogy programmes available today, but they all have one flaw - you must be at your computer to fully utilise their features.
 The Suffolk System of Recording Family History uses a word-processor to store your data, and, as a result of some "lateral thinking" by its author, allows you to take ALL your relevant information with you in an A4 ring binder. Your records are easily edited and updated and utilise a brilliantly simple, yet incredibly effective, cross-referencing method.
The Suffolk System of Recording Family History  is taken from "Family History the Suffolk Way”, a collection of writings by my late father, Bill Suffolk, on elementary family history research and the use of a word processor in recording and indexing the results.  
Written 10 years ago, the system he devised and the advice he has to offer is simply unbeatable, and, although he would have been absolutely amazed at today’s technology, lends itself perfectly to distribution via the Internet.  
Originally written for the Amstrad PCW series and published in booklet form, I have updated his work to fit the electronic age and have re-created his templates for use with MSWord (with an option for other word- processors).  
You may already have gathered a large amount of information and could simply use a better way to store it - I doubt if you will find a better method than “the Suffolk way”. Not only will all your data be easily accessible and easily “updateable” within your computer, you also have – and this is the real power of our way - an extremely portable system which you can take wherever your research takes you!
(Another minor detail is that our system is also considerably cheaper than any Family History application! OK, so we don't supply 20 CD-Roms, but we are simply showing you an excellent, useful - and usable - way to record the information you have now and will subsequently gather in your future research.)  
Quite simply, our system takes the conventional way of drawing out lines of descent and turns it on its side! You can display up to 15 generations – quite legibly! - across a sheet of A4 paper.

TMGUtility (Free)
The essnetial TMG companion tool.

Treeview
TreeView is a simple program for displaying phylogenies on Apple Macintosh and Windows PCs. It has the following features:
* runs on both the Apple Macintosh and Windows Pcs, using almost identical interfaces
* reads many different tree file formats (including NEXUS, PHYLIP, Hennig86, NONA, MEGA, and ClustalW/X)
* supports standard the TrueType and Postscript fonts available on Macs and PCs
* supports native graphics file format (PICT on Macintosh, Windows metafile on Windows) for copying pictures into other applications, and for saving graphics files
* print preview
* can print multiple trees per page, and one tree over more than one page
* has drag-and-drop facility for easy opeing of files
* Web-based online help
* tree editor

Wholly Genes Software
Powertools for the family historian

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Not specifically genealogy related but yet nice programs which might come in handy:

The Centennia Atlas.  A great program for both Macintosh- and Window users. But, it has a price-tag: $89. To what the program offers the price seems really acceptable and friendly to me.

Salut et fraternite [freeware]
Conversion-tool for the French Republican Calendar (in French but self-explanatory)

Scribe' a wonderfull note-taking tool for historians. Great, professional freeware application for both Windows and Mac-users!

SmartDraw (Free)
Quickly and easily draw time lines, schedules, timetables, Gantt charts and much more—even if you have no drawing skill at all!
SmartDraw gives you hundreds of ready-made templates and symbols for all kinds of timelines and charts:
Work Schedules
Project Gantt Charts
Historical Time Lines
Timetables
PERT Charts
Chronology Time Lines
Science Time Lines
Planning Charts
And Much More!

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Transcript (Free for private use: donations are welcome)
The author:
" Transcript is a program I made to simplify the transcription of old genealogical and historical documents but it can be used to transcribe all digital documents which cannot be transcribed using OCR.
You could for example use it to transcribe the text from an old newspaper, your diary, handwritten notes or any other documents you have.
I found it very inconvenient that I always needed to switch between my editor and image viewer to move the digital photograph of my document to the part I needed to transcribe. Therefore I made Transcript which shows the image in the upper window and the editor in the lower window.
From within the editor you can move the image window and even skip to a previous or the next image.
Besides this, there are many other options to manipulate text and image. It also remembers the position where you were working the last time and will go back there when starting up the next time.
The editor uses the standard "rich text" format which is supported by most editors so exchanging documents will be easy.
For more information about the usage of Transcript press F1 when the program is running or open the file Help.rtf which resides in the program directory".

TreeDraw (Shareware, $41)
TreeDraw is a graphics utility for producing high quality genealogy charts. Family trees are imported into TreeDraw from "Kith and Kin Pro" (and "Of that Ilk Pro") databases or from GEDCOM files produced by other genealogy programs. After importing the tree data, you can re-arrange the tree and add extra text and graphics before storing, printing or creating a PDF file

WebbedGed [freeware]
The free Gedcom to HTML Converter
WebbedGed is a Perl program that creates HTML files from a GEDCOM file. WebbedGed originated from Dan Pidcock's excellent gedcomToHTML program, v1.45.
WebbedGed is free software licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Copyright © Paul Rawlins, 1999. Basically you can modify, distribute, or even sell it -- provided the source code is made freely available.
You can see what the output looks like here . Features:
* Pedigree view showing up to 5 generations.
* Family Group Sheet view showing grandparents, parents, all spouses, and all children.
* All person-links show vital information when the mouse is over the link.
* Notes that contain an http:// reference are displayed as hot-links.

World Place Finder [Only available on CD. $6 shipping&handling]
Use World Place Finder to:
Look-up over 3.3-million towns and cities from around the world plus US churches and cemeteries.
Locate these places on a map with longitude and latitude references provided with each place name.
World Place Finder is especially helpful when trying to research ancestors from a state or country other than your own!
Progeny Software has developed an extensive gazetteer (place-name database) of over 3.3-million towns and cities from around the world plus names of US churches and cemeteries so you can find your ancestors’ hometowns. Too large to download from the Internet, this gazetteer is available only on CD.

Yapbib [free]
Yapbib Annotated Personal Bibliography. This program allows you to manage your body of literature research, include annotations per author and per literature-entry, organize and categorize the entries for your specific projects, perform queries on the entries, and export contents on the bibliograpy database in BibTex form. Yapbib uses no external database to keep the software small and manageable. It's database is in ASCII form that is easily read into other programs or modified by hand. It also stores a cached copy of each article in PDF format making YapBib your "one-stop-shop to your bibliography!

Willy's Freeware
•  Agenda
• Belgian postal codes
• Calculator
• Htmlpad
• Links2Tray
• Startup manager

For more free- and shareware programs, visit:
GEDCOM utilities page
Louis Kessler's Genelogy Program Links

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Macintosh genealogical freeware programs:
(go here for old mac operation systems)

GenerationX (Free, Mac OS X only)
Nice OpenSource genealogical program for Mac OSX only.

GeneWeb (free)
GeneWeb is a genealogy software program with a Web interface. It can be used off-line or in a Web environment. It uses very efficient techniques of relationship and consanguinity computing, developed in collaboration with Didier Rémy, research Director at INRIA.
GeneWeb, free software with a GNU license, is available for Unix, Windows and Mac (OS X).

ohmiGene (Freeware, English and French version)
ohmiGene is a software for the creation and the management of genealogical data. The structure of the base was defined to be in maximal agreement with the gedcom format. If any context concerning the submission of a file to the church LDS is absent, are correctly handled (import, manipulation and export) most of the other contexts: - identities with their various name pieces (particle, nickname ...), - multiple identities (main identity and AKA), - events or attributes defined AND personalized, - All the models of dates, - The relations which admit, besides, reciprocity, - Possible double (tag ALIA), - etc.. ... IMPORT: GmC format and GEDCOM format OhmiGene is one of the rare programs which don't massacre a gedcom in the import. EXPORT: GmC format and GEDCOM format for the totalite or a part of the genealogy. A genealogy can be published as a WEB SITE. SOME CHARACTERISTICS - Most of the contexts support an unlimited number of illustrations, notes or texts and a source. - Every individual can be marked by means of 24 criteria and found due to this mark. -A history (30 persons) allows to find quickly a person. - It is possible to create working lists, according to a multitude of criteria, with ease or to list ancestors, descendants or close parent of a person. These lists can allow modifications in series (marks, sources ...), be printed or exported in various format : gedcom, GMC, tabulated or normal text... WORKING EASE: - Method 'Drag N drop' to order lists (children, unions, events ...), - Dynamic tree 4 Generations printable or useful to navigate in the genealogy... - Quick lists ... MANAGEMENT of the genealogy. Modules allow to administer - Names and their root, particles, - Names of event (any localizable), - The mess of places, - Sources...

OnceRemoved [free. Not an application but a web-service]
OnceRemoved offers a means to graphically record a genealogy and to share that information (and the task of recording it) with others. Now admittedly, some typing is still required, but the bulk of describing who is related to whom is accomplished visually by the so-called "drag 'n drop" mechanism. The other advantage of OnceRemoved is the sharing of information which is intrinsic to the World Wide Web. This aspect permits other members of a family (or families, depending on their interest) to add information and new relationships to branches of a genealogy in which they are most knowledgeable.
It is still a work-in-progress.

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Macintosh genealogical shareware programs:

Heredis (Shareware $29,95 Mac OS9 -OSX) Soon to be released
+ family trees to show your data at its best:
• Ascendancy Family wheel
• The ascendant tree by family surname
• The cascading descendant tree
• The descendant tree by family surname
• The descendant wheel
• The tree of siblings
— Share your passion
You can produce a CD-ROM of your genealogy :HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition allows you to edit an interactive CD-ROM containing your complete genealogy file which can then be read by any computer ! You just insert the CD-ROM and your entire genealogy appears on the screen !
— Find a link
You have a blood relation search/find tool which will cover your entire file. Thus you may easily find all the different common ancestors and the links which two or more individuals saved in the file may have with them in the same genealogy file.
— Opt for results
+ lists / + files
• By males and females ascendancy lists
• By surname descendancy list
• Event list
• Personalized lists
• Union list
—Exploit your data better
+ statistics : exploit even better your genealogical data with the most advanced demographic statistics.
—Make exchange of data so much more simple
HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition gives you far wider possibilities for the import and export of genealogical data
• Import of HEREDIS files with direct merging of files
• Export any particular branch of your file
• Choice of the number of collaterals to be exported
—Become a HEREDIS customer
By adopting HEREDIS 7.2 Premium Edition, you become a registered user of HEREDIS:
• you will benefit from special privileged rates for future updates and new versions
• you will be the first to be directly informed of all program developments — Make the most of our very special offer

MacFamilyTree/MacStammbaum [$25][Mac OS8.6 and later and Mac OSX]
MacFamilyTree helps you to document, store, and display information about your family. You can draw and print family trees, lists, cards, heritage charts, descendant charts and genograms! GEDCOM 5.5 is the native file format! Mac FamilyTree is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Swedish, Italian, Danish and Norwegian language! The unregistered version can be used as a Gedcom file browser! Notice: There is no need to export or import Gedcom files because Gedcom is the NATIVE file format!

Gene [$15] [All OS systems running on a PPC]
Gene is a shareware genealogy database for the Macintosh. Use Gene to store family data and notes, draw and print family trees and pedigree charts, create webpages from your database, and exchange GEDCOM data with users of other genealogy programs. Gene is capable of handling complicated databases withthousands of names, multiple marriages and divorces, adoptions, illegitimate children, and intermarriage between relatives.

SeeGEDCOMX [Shareware $20. Mac OS 7.1 - OS X]
SeeGEDCOMX is a minimalist genealogy program for the Macintosh, started before MacOS X made minimalism fashionable. Originally a browser application for GEDCOM files, it has become a much more general application. You can now use it to create a family history from scratch, to maintain an existing family history stored as a GEDCOM document, or simply to browse your GEDCOM documents and downloads. And I believe it's the only genealogy application with AppleScript support.

Macintosh commercial programs:

Reunion ($99)(Mac OS X and OS 8.5 and newer))
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Macintosh genealogical freeware utilities:

Bygones. Genealogical Research Note-Keeping program
Bygones is a freeware software program designed to enter and keep genealogical research notes on a laptop or desktop computer. Bygones is available as freeware for Windows 95+ and Macintosh computers.

Calendar Application
The Calendar application is a free Cocoa application for MacOS X. It acts as a graphical user interface for the Unix cal command. In brief, this command can generate a Gregorian calendar for any year or for any single month in a year. The calendar can be for any year from 1 AD to 9999 AD.
The Calendar application lets you customize the appearance of the calendar output and lets you print it. The source code is available for those interested in MacOS X programming using the Cocoa environment and Project Builder.

CenMatch (shareware, $7.50)
Are you struggling to find families when searching census records on Ancestry.com?
Do you wish there were more options available?
CenMatch is the answer for you!
An easy to use Excel template is all that you need to start matching those hard-to-find families.
CenMatch is designed to match either 2 or 3 people that appear on the same census page together or a page following person # 1. You have the ability to Sort by Name, Birth Year, Census Parish, Census County or Matching records. It is then simply a matter of clicking on the icon to go to the page in question.
Requirements:
1. You must have a subscription with Ancestry.com for some of the Census mentioned above
2. You must have Microsoft Excel (This has been tested on Excel 2000 & 2003)

Charts and records
Free pedigree charts and records

Date Calculator (All Mac Operation Systems)

The Date Calculator [for Mac OSX, Classic and Windows/Shareware $11.99]

GED2WWW
A free GEDCOM to HTML converter; it takes a genealogy database stored in GEDCOM format and produces a bunch of web pages from it. I originally wrote GED2WWW for my own use, but it has since grown to be a fairly powerful program. Some of GED2WWW's features include:
* Produces very little HTML (can be less than 300 bytes/individual depending on options selected). Much less HTML than most similar packages.
* Can produce a gendex.txt file suitable for indexing with Gendex
* Supports accented/international characters (ANSEL set)
* Produce portable, standard HTML that is browser independent. The output of GED2WWW is tested for adherence to standards with weblint before every release,
* Dates can be hidden for individuals that are (or may be) alive.
* Summary page, index pages, surname page, and data pages produced.
* Dates can be listed with individuals on the index pages.
* User selectable text/background/link colors
* User selectable background images
* Can customize common words and phrases in database and index pages. This is particularly useful for support of non-English languages.
* Very fast! Benchmarks:
* 6,400 person GEDCOM in 70 seconds on 33MHz 486 w/ 20 MB RAM
* 22,000 person GEDCOM in 15 seconds on 150MHz Cyrix 686 w/ 64 MB RAM
* 45,000 person GEDCOM in 20 seconds on 450MHz Celeron (overclocked from 300MHz) w/ 128 MB RAM

Gedcom2GeneWeb [OSX]
This application allows you to convert a GEDCOM File and produce a new file suitable for any Geneweb application. It has been tested on GEDCOM files issued from Reunion 8.x for MacOS X, GEditCOM 3.x and Heredis X.
The purpose of this application is not to provide a way to fully convert your data to Geneweb but rather to help you in publishing them over the Internet, especially the Geneanet web site.

GedPage [Win 3.1/95/98/2000/NT. US$10]
The premiere gedcom to html webpage builder, has been used to create thousands of web sites, and millions of pages from all corners of the globe. The output is formatted as Family Group Sheets which are very easy to read, and familiar to genealogists. Gedpage has many options to give your pages a custom look. It is currently available for Windows, and Macintosh.
Gedpage will create your family tree webpage right from your GEDCOM file.
Now you can display your genealogy data online for all to see...maybe a distant relative will find you!
Uses Family Group Sheet format (familiar and easy to read).
Optional Pedigree Charts, for selected individuals, or for everyone, fully linked into Family Group Sheet pages!
Optionally includes photos if they are supported in your gedcom file.
Uses less of your limited internet account disk space than most other converters. Almost half as much as GED2HTML!
Fully linked, easy to traverse tree.
User definable colors, and background.
Allows link to your homepage.
Supports Gendex.
Optional notes, sources, and soundex codes.
Allows you to modify text, even to another language.
Automatically attach headers and footers.
Registration is only $10 (US), and is good for all future versions

Misbach downloadable Genealogy Charts
Misbach Enterprises houses one of the largest collection of downloadable genealogy charts in Adobe PDF format.  All of our charts have been designed with over 40 years of genelaogy chart making practice.

Sparrowhawk [Freeware. Mac OS 7.0 and higher. OSX not supported]
Sparrowhawk is a GEDCOM-to-HTML conversion program for the Macintosh. It is based on version 2.5a of Gene Stark's GED2HTML program for Windows and UN*X. Given a file in GEDCOM format, Sparrowhawk will create a set of linked HTML documents containing the genealogical information contained in the file. Within the constraints mentioned in the Known problems and limitations section (below), the output from Sparrowhawk is essentially identical to the output of GED2HTML 2.5. 

Treeview
TreeView is a simple program for displaying phylogenies on Apple Macintosh and Windows PCs. It has the following features:
* runs on both the Apple Macintosh and Windows Pcs, using almost identical interfaces
* reads many different tree file formats (including NEXUS, PHYLIP, Hennig86, NONA, MEGA, and ClustalW/X)
* supports standard the TrueType and Postscript fonts available on Macs and PCs
* supports native graphics file format (PICT on Macintosh, Windows metafile on Windows) for copying pictures into other applications, and for saving graphics files
* print preview
* can print multiple trees per page, and one tree over more than one page
* has drag-and-drop facility for easy opeing of files
* Web-based online help
* tree editor

WebbedGed [freeware]
The free Gedcom to HTML Converter
WebbedGed is a Perl program that creates HTML files from a GEDCOM file. WebbedGed originated from Dan Pidcock's excellent gedcomToHTML program, v1.45.
WebbedGed is free software licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Copyright © Paul Rawlins, 1999. Basically you can modify, distribute, or even sell it -- provided the source code is made freely available.
You can see what the output looks like here . Features:
* Pedigree view showing up to 5 generations.
* Family Group Sheet view showing grandparents, parents, all spouses, and all children.
* All person-links show vital information when the mouse is over the link.
* Notes that contain an http:// reference are displayed as hot-links.

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Macintosh genealogical shareware utilities:

Gedcom Estimator [freeware]
The GEDCOM Estimator is a program that estimates missing dates in a genealogical database (or family tree if you like). It is not a complete genealogy system and will not replace whichever program you are using to keep your genealogy databases today. However, you can use it as an extra tool to estimate missing dates.

GEDitCOM (Shareware $49,99)
Customizable genealogy application for the Macintosh (including MacOS X) for editing and viewing GEDCOM genealogy files. Using the GEDitCOM customization features, you can design your own genealogy user interface. Or, if you prefer, you can use the Default
Format that comes with GEDitCOM and provides a powerful, user-friendly interface with 100% access to all features of the GEDCOM standard

GenScribe [$12] [Mac OS 8/9 and OSX 1.1 and later]
GenScribe is a family history research tracking and record keeping program, designed to help you plan and manage your genealogy research.
Here are some of the things you can do using GenScribe:
* Create research "to do" lists for any given venue.
* Record the actual research data that you find (GenScribe includes standard text entry fields as well as templates for the 1790-1880 and 1900-1920 U.S. censuses).
* Manage genealogy projects, including linked subprojects.
* Review research that you've done in any given source, or on any given project.
* Review research that you may wish to incorporate into a lineage-linked database.
* Keep track of your genealogy correspondence, including dates of correspondence and money that you've paid for research or to cover costs.
* Keep track of page-by-page searches for specific references in unindexed materials.
* Assign file numbers to specific research items and print cover sheets that can help you quickly locate hard copies.
GenScribe is designed to support the process of evaluating research by giving you easy access to the evidence you have gathered, as well as to help you plan where and what to look for next. GenScribe is specifically not a lineage-linked database.

My Roots (Shareware $19.95)
My Roots is the most powerful genealogy application available for Palm OS® handhelds. It lets you take your genealogy data with you wherever you go. Since handheld computers can fit in your shirt pocket or purse, they are much more convenient than a laptop or a 3-ring binder. With My Roots, you can stay organized and work more efficiently whether you're at a courthouse, library, or family reunion.
My Roots will run on any handheld running Palm OS® 3.0 or later. The PC conversion utility will run on Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP. There is a Macintosh conversion utility for Mac OS 8/9 and a native OS X version as well.

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The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding© ("TNG") ($27)
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding© ("TNG") is a powerful new way to manage and display your genealogy data on the Internet, all without generating a single page of HTML. Instead, your information is stored in MySQL database tables and dynamically displayed in attractive fashion with PHP (a scripting language)

Pedigree/Draw 5.1 (Free/$25. Mac System ?)
Pedigree/Draw is a Macintosh application that provides for creation, editing and drawing of pedigrees of human or nonhuman families. The package consists of application, example files, and a User's Guide.
Version 5.1 is configured for a maximum of 2000 records, and requires 3 MB for basic pedigrees, more if pictures are included.
Pedigree images larger than screen size are viewed through a scrolling screen display. The entire pedigree may be reduced to screen size or viewed at intermediate sizes.
An interactive editor is provided for the entry and updating of pedigree records. Records may also be imported from population databases able to generate tab-delimited text (ASCII) files containing the basic individual and parental identifiers, along with an optional amount of biographical information.
Up to 120 characters of text may be stored for each individual, and displayed in formats of 5 x 24, 10 x 12, 15 x 8, 20 x 6, or 30 x 4 (lines x characters per line). Text lines may be displayed as two columns separated by a vertical divider line. Three typefaces and several type sizes are available.
Birth and death dates may be stored for each individual and displayed in one of four formats.
Four attribute symbol palettes are provided, containing over 50 iconographic and textual symbols for the representation of genetic traits, demographic information, etc. Symbol descriptions and codes may be edited and stored; a legend may be printed. Symbols may be assigned differing patterns and colors.
A single symbol may represent more than one individual, and childless couples may be depicted. Marital status may be specified for human data. Gender order of parental symbols may be kept absolute.
A picture may be assigned to an individual to be displayed within the symbol.
Multiple births (twins, triplets etc.) may be identified and represented by special symbols. Sibship birth order may be maintained to a point.
Standard European and North American diagraming conventions, and a mating node graph style are supported. Multiple matings are represented, up to a maximum of 50 for a single individual.
Consanguineous matings are identified and marked; inbreeding coefficients may be displayed.
Pedigree/Draw is designed to work with any printer using the standard Macintosh printing interface. Publication-quality typefaces, and 25% to 400% image size scaling are available. With a fan-fold paper printer such as the HP DesignJet 500, continuous sideways printing of multi-page pedigrees is possible.
Segments of large pedigrees are printed on separate sheets that join precisely to form a display larger than standard paper size.
Output of 20 pages or less may be saved as a PICT file for editing in programs such as MacDraw, or exported using the Clipboard.
PEDSYS , our Pedigree Data Management System, has a number of functions designed to accommodate Pedigree/Draw data, including transfer of files between applications and automated assignment of pedigree symbols on the basis of stored data values. PEDSYS is also available for downloading from the same site.

premiere Date Calculator (Shareware $11.90)
You can enter dates a wide variety of ways and convert the dates between four different calendars. The Date Calculator supports the Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, and French Republic calendars.
* You can customize the format for display of dates. By default, dates are formatted as in GEDCOM genealogy files.
* You can calculate the day of the week for any precise date.
* You can enter two dates and calculate the time span between those two dates. Time spans can be displayed as days, years and days, months and days, or years, months and days.
* You can enter any time span and add or subtract it to or from the date.
* You can add or subtract time spans.
* Most date applications expect you to enter precise dates with a day, a month, and a year before they will do conversions or calculations. All features of the Date Calculator can be done on "fuzzy" dates. "Fuzzy" dates are dates with just a month and year or just a year.
* When time spans are calculated between fuzzy dates, the Date Calculator will calculate the maximum and minimum times that could possibly span the information given in the "fuzzy dates" and give the results as a time range.
* When times or time ranges are added or subtracted to or from fuzzy dates, the Date Calculator will calculate the range of dates that could possibly differ from the original date by the entered time span.
* Fuzzy date calculations are often useful to genealogists. For example, if you know someone was born in 1824 and died in NOV 1901, how old were they at death? Using the Date Calculator, you can calculate that the time span between these two dates is "BET 76y, 10m, 2d AND 77y, 10m, 30d". Thus, they were 76 or 77 years old with a greater chance of being 77.
* Adding or subtracting time spans to or from fuzzy dates can also be useful. For example, if you know someone died in NOV 1901 at age 77, when where they born? Using the Date Calculator, you can subtract "BET 77y AND 77y, 364d" from "NOV 1901" and find the possible birth dates as "BET 3 NOV 1823 AND 30 NOV 1824". If you later find out they were born in 1824, then the birth date is narrowed down to NOV 1824 or DEC 1824.
* Many keys (or buttons) are available to help in entry of dates and date ranges.
* Nine memory locations can be used for storing and recalling previous date or time entries.
* Extensive help information with details about each of the four supported calendars is included.
* All date and time calculations can be scripted using AppleScript
* Macintosh genealogy program GEDitCOM has menu commands that open the Date Calculator and insert a date for doing date calculations.

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Relatives [US$34]
The software includes tools to compose either vertical or horizontal family trees and a Java™ applet to show the trees on Web-pages.
Click here to view an example of a genealogical tree, as it appears in Relatives Java™ applet.
The better view in Netscape Navigatot ver 4.06 or later rather than Internet Explorer because of  the greater reliability of the former in graphics capabilities (probably due to a bug in the IE code).
How it works:
Using Relatives tools you create family trees and save them in files. Upload the files on your Internet Provider's server. Upload there Relatives Java™ applet as well as a special html page that will manage the applet. Tell everybody the link to that page. That's all! Now everybody can see your family tree!...

SeeGEDCOMX [$10] [Mac OS8.6 and later and Mac OSX]
SeeGEDCOMX is a Macintosh GEDCOM browser and editor. You can browse your way around a document in a WWW-like way, without having to export your information to HTML, and you can fix errors while browsing, just by clicking and editing. There's a fuller description in the README file.
SeeGEDCOMX can be used to display people in GEDCOM documents, organised by surname, by first name, by their parent's own given names, by place of birth or place or marriage, and by birth date.
SeeGEDCOMX can draw ancestor, descendant and family trees, and these trees are 'live' - they can be clicked to show biographies of any person in the them. You can drag a tree to the desktop or to make a picture file, or you export the people in a tree to a new GEDCOM document.
SeeGEDCOMX can also extract people from the GEDCOM according to year of birth, place of birth, name, or other criteria.
It's fast. It's gradually evolving into a full-featured genealogy application.
And it's quite pretty on MacOS 9 and more pretty on MacOS X - there are screenshots on the developer site.

Sparrowhawk (Shareware $20. System 7.0 and higher)
Sparrowhawk is a GEDCOM-to-HTML conversion program for the Macintosh. It is based on version 2.5a of Gene Stark's GED2HTML program for Windows and UN*X. Given a file in GEDCOM format, Sparrowhawk will create a set of linked HTML documents containing the genealogical information contained in the file.

The Suffolk System of Recording Family History [Not an application, but wordprocessor templates. US$ 10]
There are some extremely good genealogy programmes available today, but they all have one flaw - you must be at your computer to fully utilise their features.
 The Suffolk System of Recording Family History uses a word-processor to store your data, and, as a result of some "lateral thinking" by its author, allows you to take ALL your relevant information with you in an A4 ring binder. Your records are easily edited and updated and utilise a brilliantly simple, yet incredibly effective, cross-referencing method.
The Suffolk System of Recording Family History  is taken from "Family History the Suffolk Way”, a collection of writings by my late father, Bill Suffolk, on elementary family history research and the use of a word processor in recording and indexing the results.  
Written 10 years ago, the system he devised and the advice he has to offer is simply unbeatable, and, although he would have been absolutely amazed at today’s technology, lends itself perfectly to distribution via the Internet.  
Originally written for the Amstrad PCW series and published in booklet form, I have updated his work to fit the electronic age and have re-created his templates for use with MSWord (with an option for other word- processors).  
You may already have gathered a large amount of information and could simply use a better way to store it - I doubt if you will find a better method than “the Suffolk way”. Not only will all your data be easily accessible and easily “updateable” within your computer, you also have – and this is the real power of our way - an extremely portable system which you can take wherever your research takes you!
(Another minor detail is that our system is also considerably cheaper than any Family History application! OK, so we don't supply 20 CD-Roms, but we are simply showing you an excellent, useful - and usable - way to record the information you have now and will subsequently gather in your future research.)  
Quite simply, our system takes the conventional way of drawing out lines of descent and turns it on its side! You can display up to 15 generations – quite legibly! - across a sheet of A4 paper.

General Tools
Not directly genealogy related but yet nice programs which might come in handy:

Books [free. Mac OS X]
Books is a native Cocoa application for Mac OS X that stores, sorts, and searches book collection information. Books is intended to assist book collectors with managing personal collections.

Yapbib [free]
Yapbib Annotated Personal Bibliography. This program allows you to manage your body of literature research, include annotations per author and per literature-entry, organize and categorize the entries for your specific projects, perform queries on the entries, and export contents on the bibliograpy database in BibTex form. Yapbib uses no external database to keep the software small and manageable. It's database is in ASCII form that is easily read into other programs or modified by hand. It also stores a cached copy of each article in PDF format making YapBib your "one-stop-shop to your bibliography!

The Centennia Atlas.  A great program for both Macintosh- and Window users. But, it has a price-tag: $89. To what the program offers the price seems really acceptable and friendly to me.

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iMAP. This is an absolute great and easy-to-use tool to find any place on earth within seconds! It's a shareware-program and the price is $15. But for the purpose of searching hamlets, villages and towns all over the world you can still use the unregistered version.

Another good piece of software to quickly locate places on earth, for the Mac is anAtlas. This program is free to use. It is 'donation-shareware': paying $10 would be appreciated.

Library. [MacOSX. $10]
Library is an application that lets you catalog all of your books in a database. It has many features to make cataloging easy. Library's greatest feature, autofill, lets you type in a book's ISBN and with the click of a button, Library will query Amazon behind the scenes and after retrieval, automatically fill in all of the book's information, and even download the cover image for you. <br><br> Library features an intuitive interface to browse and manage your books in. The main book table shows the book's current status, cover, title, author, genre, and rating. Library's "Mark Status" lets you specify whether a book is available to you, lent out, or overdue. And "Bookmark" lets you enter which page you are currently on in a book, removing the need of real bookmarks or "doggy ears." There's also a live filter to find the book you need fast. And, of course, there's a whole wealth of preference options for you to fool with.

Scribe'
A wonderfull note-taking tool for historians. Great, professional freeware application for both Windows and Mac-users!

Salut et fraternite [freeware]
Conversion-tool for the French Republican Calendar (in French but self-explanatory)

Sente [MacOSX. $79,95/$49.95 (students)]
Sente is a tool for scientists, physicians, and others involved in scientific or other academic research who regularly need to explore, and stay current with, the published literature in their field. Sente (pronounced SEN-tay) provides an intuitive, iTunes-like interface to make academic literature searches easier and more productive than ever before.
 
Sente is able to search hundreds of data sources, including PubMed, Agricola, various Ovid databases (e.g., Books in Print, CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, Dissertation Abstracts, EMBASE, and PsychINFO, by subscription) and hundreds of libraries around the world.
 
Search results typically include abstracts, and they are easily explored and organized within Sente using filters, keywords and an iTunes-like browser interface.
 
Sente also updates the results of every search each day so that you can easily stay current with new results. This means that you will learn about important new papers as soon as they appear in any of the databases you search. And they will stay there until you find the time to review them, even if that happens at a time when you do not have an Internet connection

WebPage Translator 1.2 [$10. Can be used unregistered with just some inconveniences]
Available in a number of languages (including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian), this helpful program allows users to translate entire Web pages from one language to another in real time.
WebPage Translator also includes an embedded help guide that will assist users in effectively using the program. Compatible with all computers running Mac OS X, the program does not require installation and takes up a small amount of memory.

For more free- and shareware programs, visit:
'Louis Kessler's Genealogy Program Links'
SimTel.Net  (for all platforms including DOS)
Genealogy Software-Freeware/Shareware
Macintosh Genealogy Software FAQ. Tips, information and programs
The Genealogy Anonymous FTP Site
A good place for genealogy software running on older Mac's

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