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    Family Tree Maker Alternatives

    Family Tree Maker is described as 'makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage' and is a Genealogy Tool in the Home & Family category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Family Tree Maker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Android, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is Gramps, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Family Tree Maker are WikiTree.com (Free), MyHeritage (Freemium), FamilySearch.org (Free Personal) and Ancestry (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 17, 2021

    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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    2. 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.


      • 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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      • 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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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    3. RootsMagic Family Tree Software - Smart Computing Magazine calls RootsMagic 'the best genealogy program we've seen'. Free trial version.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Offline family tree software for Windows and Mac.
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    4. Brother's Keeper is a Windows genealogy program that will help you input and organize your family history information and let you print a large variety of charts and reports.
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    5. Simple Family Tree enables you to create and/or view a family tree. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual (it reads and writes files in Gedcom format). You can enter notes, events, marriage details, and an alternate name for each individual.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Treemily is an online family tree builder that helps users create diverse visualizations of their families. The platform is free for all basic functionality and family tree designs, with paid membership options available for access to more robust customization options.
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