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Genealogy Tools

Curiosity about one’s own lineage is perfectly natural. Therefore, it’s perfectly natural that web services such as Ancestry are as common as they are. These services help you discover the timeline and tree of your ancestors, helping enlighten you as to where you come from and the trials and tribulations that your bloodline had to face in order for you to be living today.

  1. Gramps is a Free Software Project for Genealogy, offering a professional cross-platform genealogy program, and a wiki open to all.
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    The WikiTree community is growing a free worldwide family tree. The site is 100% free. There are no premium memberships. All content is contributed by the users and you can keep copyrights. You can also keep modern profiles private or even hidden altogether.


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    FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.
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    MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website. It allows members to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events,create family trees, and search for ancestors.
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    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SQL Server
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    Webtrees is a free, open source, website based, collaborative genealogy application. It works with standard GEDCOM files and is installed on a web server using PHP and MySQL (or Postgres, SQL Server, or SQLite).
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    Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
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    Explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history.
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    My Family Tree is a genealogy product for all keen family historians. Its modern user interface and wide range of features will help you create your family tree in no time at all.
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    You are made of cells. And the cells in your body have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Your chromosomes are made of DNA, which can tell you a lot about you.
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    Heredis is a full-featured genealogy software.
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    Ahnenblatt is genealogy software for Windows. (Use Portable Version for Linux with Wine)
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    Geni.com is a genealogy-related social networking website. Create your family tree and invite relatives to share. Search 70 million profiles. Discover your ancestors. Share photos, videos and more at Geni.com.
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    RootsMagic Family Tree Software - Smart Computing Magazine calls RootsMagic 'the best genealogy program we've seen'. Free trial version.
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    • FreeOpen Source
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    Ancestris is a free software suitable for all genealogists. It is available on all operating systems.
    • FreeOpen Source
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    HuMo-genealogy is a free, open-source and multilingual server-side program that makes it very easy to publish your genealogical data on the internet as a dynamic and searchable family tree website.