What are the best Ancestry alternatives?

    Ancestry is described as 'Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records' and is a Genealogy App in the Home & Family category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ancestry for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Gramps, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ancestry are WikiTree.com (Free), FamilySearch.org (Free Personal), MyHeritage (Freemium) and webtrees (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 17, 2021

    1. 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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      • 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. It strictly respects the GedCom 5.5 and accepts 5.5.1 standard as it directly writes all information into the Gedcom file.
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    2. Legacy is a full-featured genealogy program that assists family historians in tracking, organizing, printing, and sharing family history.
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    3. Family Tree Maker makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage.
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      • 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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      • Windows
      GenoPro is easy to use genealogy software to create family trees and genograms.
    4. Family Historian is a family tree program offering great diagram facilities. It was praised in particular for its ability to enter data directly from diagrams and for its multi-media capabilities.
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    5. Pedigreeable enables anyone to create beautiful family tree art -- show the generations of your family in fun and modern ways. These printable family trees make ideal gifts for births, weddings, Father's Day, Mother's Day, and many more special occasions.
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    6. Unique Excel tool to create Family Tree with Photos from your own data with no hassle. Printable with export to PDF feature, easy-to-use and very quick.
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      • 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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