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Free Ancestry Alternatives

The best free alternative to Ancestry is Gramps, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Ancestry and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Ancestry are WikiTree.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage and webtrees.

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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

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    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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    WikiTree.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

    Wikid Shareable Family Tree, one of the family tree views.


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    FamilySearch.org

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Kindle Fire

    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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    Most users think FamilySearch.org is a great alternative to Ancestry.

    No automatic search or attachments. You have to enter /confirm everything manually.

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    It is free - has lots of online records to help create family trees - and it uses online volunteers to enter data on existing images that need to be put in the database.

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    Lots of records, from the whole globe

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    MyHeritage

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    Some users think MyHeritage is a great alternative to Ancestry, some don't.
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    webtrees

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • PHP
    • SQLite
    • PostgreSQL

    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).

    Pedigree preview (version 2)


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    Geni

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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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    Ancestris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Haiku

    Ancestris is a free software suitable for all genealogists. It is available on all operating systems.

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    GeneWeb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Legacy Family Tree

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Legacy is a full-featured genealogy program that assists family historians in tracking, organizing, printing, and sharing family history.

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    Genoom

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Genoom is a web application for families. With Genoom you can create your family tree and build your own private family social network and stay in touch with family members all over the world.

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