How to do your family tree for free


How to research your family tree without paying a dime

With the advent of DNA testing and various web-based companies using this technology to delve into ancestry, more and more people are researching their genealogical backgrounds.

But some companies that use DNA to trace family trees have been found to be not so reliable when it comes to protecting your data. In fact, one of the most well-known ancestry companies was sold to a private equity firm. Tap or click here to find out how to remove your data from this shady site.

In addition to questionable data storage and usage, these genealogy research sites charge money for their services, requiring one-time fees or ongoing memberships to gain access to all features. But there are a number of free resources available that the average person can use to dig into the roots of their family tree without signing up for complicated plans or risking compromising their data. Here are a few sites that can help.

FamilySearch.

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One such website is FamilySearch.org, where you can create a free account and begin researching your family’s history by entering basic data including an ancestor’s name and dates of birth and death (if applicable.)

There is a lot of information available on the FamilySearch site, but there are two main ways to start researching your family’s history and current connections. One tool is the Family Tree database, and the other is the Search function.

The Family Tree is a good place to start to build your family’s chart and record information about relatives and ancestors. These databases are created and maintained by volunteer end users and can link to one another, so that you may potentially gather more information about your own family by browsing other trees. To use:

  • Go to FamilySearch.org and create a free online account.
  • Click the Family Tree icon.
  • Enter the information you have gathered about your own family history.
  • Add photographs, dates, and other pertinent information.
  • Search other family trees to expand your own pedigree chart.
  • Use the Search option to look up information about family members and add to your tree.

FamilySearch also uses indexing to create a searchable online database of historical records. You can search these records once they are entered into the database, and you can also volunteer to enter data from records provided. Because these records are in picture format they must be entered as text, which requires a small army of volunteers.

National Archives

Another free online resource to learn about your ancestry is the genealogy section of National Archives. This site offers a wealth of information and search tools gathered from public records such as census data, military service records, immigration information and land records.

Go to the link marked Start Your Genealogy Search and you can begin searching through the vast array of available national records.

Genealogy Resources from the National Archives

Geni

Similar to FamilySearch, Geni uses an open-source model to create and maintain family tree databases. According to its website, Geni connects nearly 150 million profiles through its database called World Family Tree. It’s just what it sounds like — it aims to be a family tree connecting the entire world. You can be part of it by joining for free!

Geni World Family Tree

USA.gov

The genealogy section of USA.gov uses similar databases as the National Archives, which you can also access from this site. Additionally, users can search State Archives which offer records of Native American resources and Pioneer certificates. If your family history extends back that far this search tool is a great way to find out some interesting information!

State Archives also offers a list of agencies you can contact organized by state. You can also use the national Gravesite Locator and access Census records from the USA.gov site.

You can link to the Statue Of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation website from USA.gov as well. If your relatives came in through Ellis Island you can enter their names to search for information about their entry into the U.S. You can even find out the name of the ship they arrived on. These kinds of details are part of what makes genealogical research fun and rewarding!

Legacy Family Tree

If you are looking for a software program to download, look no further. Legacy Family Tree is a genealogical research tool that you can download to search for and store your family’s history.

There are two versions you can download, Standard and Deluxe. The Standard model is totally free and offers a variety of features. The Deluxe version requires a fee and offers extra tools such as hinting (minimally available on the Standard version as well), tagging, online backup and color-coding among others. Tap or click here for a more detailed look at the site.

Library

Finally, if you want even more help, ask a librarian. Librarians know everything! Check the online version of your local library. There may be free resources available to you to search right on the web.

If you still need some extra help consider hiring a trained and respected genealogist, such as Rich Venezia at Rich Roots Genealogy. Having an expert walk you through the process may not be free, but your privacy and data are guaranteed to be kept safe.

Researching your family tree should be a fun and enriching experience. There are a wealth of free online resources available — and none of them require you to send DNA through the mail. Have fun and happy researching!

26 Totally Free Genealogy Websites to Search Your Family History

Free access to genealogy information is just a few clicks away – no membership required!  You might find anything from copies of your grandparents’ death certificates to a newspaper article about your great-grandfather’s business. Your free ancestry search starts here!

Pro tip: a great way to get your feet wet in this hobby is with a free trial at one of the big genealogy sites. MyHeritage has a free 14-day trial which gets you instant access to 16.9 billion records and over 3.5 billion family trees. Click here to learn more about this offer.

Check out these 26 totally free genealogy websites to help you explore your family history and grow your family tree.

Totally free genealogy websites

Trace your family tree for free online with these totally free genealogy websites:

  • MyHeritage – Search over 10 billion global historical records, birth, marriage and death records from 32 countries, 25 million pages of historical newspapers dating back to 1803, and more than 6.3 billion names – all with a 14-day free trial. Use it free for two weeks and cancel if it’s not for you. Read our complete MyHeritage Review.
  • Ancestry Free Trial – You can get access to all of Ancestry.com records for a 14-day free trial.
  • Family Search – The largest free genealogy website in the world.
  • National Archives – Federal military, census, immigration, land, naturalization records and more.
  • Library of Congress – Access free digitized images of newspapers, books, films, maps, personal narratives, photos, prints, and drawings.
  • Chronicling America – Part of the Library of Congress website, Chronicling America has searchable images of US newspapers from 1792-1963.
  • Allen County Public Library – Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States.
  • Ancestry Free Indexes – Want to do a free Ancestry search with no subscription? Ancestry.com has a number of free collections which include census records, immigration records, military records, prison records, wills, biographies, and a large number of Jewish records from eastern Europe. See our complete Ancestry.com review.
  • FindAGrave – Over 170 million burial and cemetery records have been submitted to Find-A-Grave.
  • Ellis Island – Through this website, you can explore the history of Ellis Island, get tips on genealogy research, and search the 65 million Ellis Island database entries for your immigrant ancestors.
  • Castle Garden – Records for 11 million immigrants to New York from 1820-1892 can be searched online.
  • USGenWeb – County and state resources, compiled and maintained by volunteers, the USGenWeb sites can provide historical information about places, local cemeteries, local birth, and death records, obituaries, and links to other genealogy resources related to the area and its people.
  • Fulton History – A searchable repository of old newspapers published in the United States and Canada, Fulton History has historical photos and newspapers from 1795 to 2007, with new data added weekly.
  • MyHeritage Family Tree Builder – This free software gets high ratings in its features, ease of use, and customer support.
  • David Rumsey’s Historical Maps – With over 90,000 maps and related images viewable online, this map collection can help you see where your ancestors lived and how boundaries and place names changed over time.
  • Sanborn Maps – A map collection within the Library of Congress, this collection of fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company can be used to see how cities evolved over time. See What are Sanborn Maps?
  • Google Maps – Google Maps can help you find places, look at the distance between places, and see topographical or satellite images of geographical areas.
  • Free BMD – If you have ancestors from England or Wales, Free BMD may help you find birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Google Books – Many out of print books have been scanned and can be read for free on the Google Books page.
  • Internet Archive – This is a good place to look for a family genealogy book or local history book.
  • Reclaim the Records – An activist group of historians, genealogists, researchers, and open government advocates, Reclaim the Records identifies information that should be in the public domain but has been restricted by the government, archive or library that holds it.
  • Jewish Gen – If your ancestors were Jewish, this website has more than 20 million records from all over the world to help you trace your Jewish heritage.
  • AfriGeneas – This site is dedicated to genealogy research for African Americans.
  • DeadFred – A free genealogy photo archive, Dead Fred lets you search for photos of your ancestors, and provides a forum to post photographs for other researchers to find.
  • Cyndi’s List – Cyndi’s list doesn’t have genealogy records. It tells you where to go to find records and other genealogy-related information on the internet.
  • DAR – The Daughter of the American Revolution website has a genealogy section with information on starting a family tree.

The best free genealogy websites reviewed

Ancestry Free Indexes

Not everything on Ancestry.com is behind a paywall.  Free genealogy records include census records, immigration records, military records, prison records, wills, biographies, and a large number of Jewish records from eastern Europe.  There’s a good representation of international records, as well as those from the United States. These free collections are a great way to get started in genealogy.

Ancestry Free Trial  

You can get access to all of Ancestry.com records for a 14-day free trial. This requires a credit card, and you have to cancel before the 14 days are up to avoid getting charged.  It’s a great way to try before you buy, and have access to Ancestry’s billions of genealogical records.

Family Search

An arm of the LDS Family History Library, this site has genealogy records from all over the world that you can search or browse, and the collection grows daily as more records are digitized.  You can print or save records, or add them as sources to your online tree that you build within their site.

Look for genealogies and family trees that others have added to the site, find books on your ancestors, and search the FHL holdings, and find a library near you where you can access more information.  

National Archives

The United States National Archives holds many genealogy records of genealogical importance.  Most of the records are not available online, but you can use their website to identify records you are interested in and educate yourself on the records that are available.  

When you identify a record of interest, you can view it by ordering a copy of the microfilm, accessing it at a regional National Archives research room.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress website lets you access digitized images of newspapers (mostly from the 1800’s and 1900’s), books, films, maps, personal narratives (mostly from the Veterans History Project),  photos, prints and drawings from a variety of sources. Go to the library catalogs for archival finding aids and search engines to find out what is available.

Chronicling America

Were your ancestors in the news?  You may be able to find out on this site. Part of the Library of Congress website, Chronicling America has searchable images of US newspapers from 1792-1963.  

You can search for a newspaper and browse the available images or use the advanced search function and search by state or newspaper, keywords, and dates.

But what makes this one of my favorite free websites is the newspaper directory which shows you what papers were published where your ancestors lived, and where you can access their archives.

Allen County Public Library

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States.  Their website has good information on starting your family history research. Online, you can access their free searchable database, links to digitized copies of books, and search their catalog for items you may be able to access at the library.

FindAGrave.com

One of my favorite free genealogy websites, Find A Grave has over 170 million burial records.  In addition to birth, death, and burial information, many submissions include names and vital information for spouses, parents, and children.  Some even include an obituary or biographical information.

Ellis Island

Passenger lists can be a great resource for your research – especially the ones from Ellis Island. Between the 1890s and the 1920s, many immigrants to the United States were processed through Ellis Island.  Through this website, you can explore the history of Ellis Island, get genealogy tips for your research, and search the 65 million Ellis Island database entries for your immigrant ancestors.  

Castle Garden

Before Ellis Island, Castle Garden was the main immigration processing center in New York.  Records and passenger lists for 11 million immigrants to New York from 1820-1892 can be searched online. The results may include information such as the ship they arrived on, the person’s age, birthplace, origin, destination, and who paid for their passage.  

USGenWeb

County and state resources, compiled and maintained by volunteers, the USGenWeb sites can provide historical information about places, local cemeteries, local birth, and death records, obituaries, and links to other genealogy resources related to the area and its people.

Fulton History

A searchable repository of old newspapers published in the United States and Canada, Fulton History has historical photos and newspapers from 1795 to 2007, with new data added weekly.  You can browse the folders of digitized documents or search for specific words and phrases on the search page.

MyHeritage Family Tree Builder Software

This free software gets high ratings in its features, ease of use, and customer support.  You can download and use the program for free. This software provides you a template for building a family tree and lets you sync the tree with your MyHeritage online tree.  

You can publish charts, view maps, and get hints using this software. Advanced features are available for purchase, but the basic software is useable without the upgrades. See our guide to genealogy software.

David Rumsey’s Historical Maps

Family history is linked to world history.  With over 90,000 maps and related images viewable online, this map collection can help you see where your ancestors lived and how boundaries and place names changed over time.  

Explore timeline maps, or look at aerial photos of places. This collection is searchable or can be browsed by what, where, who and when. The maps date from 1223 to current day.

Sanborn Maps

A map collection within the Library of Congress, this collection of fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company can be used to see how cities evolved over time.  

There are over 25,000 sheets from more than 3,000 cities in the USA. The maps show types of construction for buildings in the city, whether buildings are residential or commercial, as well as listing the main buildings within the city and their use.

Google Maps

For current day geographical research, Google Maps can help you find places, look at the distance between places, and see topographical or satellite images of geographical areas.  

When you’re traveling to do genealogy research, you can use its navigation functions to find businesses, cemeteries, historical museums, and libraries in the area. Sign in with your Google account and you can make personal maps with dropped pins for areas of interest.

Free BMD

If you have ancestors from England or Wales, Free BMD may help you find birth, marriage, or death records.  Its goal is to transcribe and the Civil Registration Indexes from 1837-1992. The project is ongoing, and not all records have been transcribed, but there are more than 270 million records currently available online.  

The indexes can be searched, and the original index can be viewed, when available. Indexes give volume and page of the actual record held by the Registry office. The site has links to help you order a certificate. Once you pinpoint a date and place using this site, you can then go search the parish registers for church records on sites like FindmyPast, Ancestry, and FamilySearch.

Google Books

Books are a great source of information in genealogy research, especially if your family was a pioneer or early settler of an area.  Many genealogies, family or area history books, and biographies will give sketches of ancestors and more information than you might find in a birth or death certificate.  

It’s also very important to understand the local histories for the places your ancestors lived. Many out of print books have been scanned and can be read for free on the Google Books page.  For more recent books, you can find links to booksellers or to locate a library near you that may have the book.

Internet Archive

A non-profit online library, Internet Archive contains books that can be read for free or borrowed online for up to two weeks.  This is a good place to look for a family genealogy book or local history book. Even school yearbooks and government documents can be found on this site.  

Reclaim the Records

An activist group of historians, genealogists, researchers, and open government advocates, Reclaim the Records identifies information that should be in the public domain but has been restricted by the government, archive or library that holds it.  

They file a freedom of information (FOI) requests for documents and take the matter to court if the records are not released. All the records they gain access to are digitized and placed online and are available at no cost. Links on their page take you to the records that can be viewed and downloaded.

Jewish Gen

If your ancestors were Jewish, this website has more than 20 million records from all over the world to help you trace your Jewish heritage.  In addition to a beginner’s page that provides information on how to get started, there is an online genealogy course, discussion groups, and family finder registration to allow communication between people who are searching for the same family.  

Their searchable databases include Jewish family trees, community data, burial registries, holocaust data, and country-specific information such as birth, marriage, death, military, and census records.

AfriGeneas

This site is dedicated to genealogy research for African Americans.  There is an online interactive guide for beginners, searchable online records, forums, chats, and links to additional resources.  

A unique approach this site takes is collecting slave data from descendants of slaveholders to help break through the lack of public records for African Americans prior to the Civil War.

DeadFred

Seeing the faces of your ancestors gives genealogy research a little extra excitement.  A free genealogy photo archive, Dead Fred lets you search for photos of your ancestors, and provides a forum to post photographs for other researchers to find.  

If the original photo is owned by the Dead Fred archive, and you can show you are a direct descendant, they will send you the original for free, all you pay is postage.

Cyndi’s List

Cyndi’s list doesn’t have records.  It tells you where to go to find records and other genealogy-related information on the internet – many of which are free websites. Categorized and cross-referenced, this comprehensive database is a great starting point when doing research.  

You can search for links by location (such as Minnesota birth records) or search by topic (such as Organizing your Research).  

DAR

The Daughter of the American Revolution website has a genealogy section with information on starting a family tree.  There is also a Genealogical Research System (GRS) to search ancestors, members, or descendants. The results will give you basic information found in the records, and a link to purchase associated records.  

FAQ

What is the best free genealogy website?

The best genealogy website will depend on what you’re researching in terms of time and place. The biggest free site by far though is FamilySearch.org.

Is FamilySearch a free site?

Yes, FamilySearch is completely free to use and tops my list of free genealogy websites. It is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints. Note that some record collections have special licensing terms that require you to view the collection at a local Family History Center or affiliate library.

Can you view census records for free?

Yes, U.S. census records can be viewed for free on FamilySearch.org.

Are there any free genealogy websites like Ancestry?

The only free website like Ancestry for research and record access is FamilySearch.

What is the most accurate genealogy website?

The most accurate genealogy website depends on what you’re looking for. No one website is the best for every situation. It is important to use multiple sources to get the most accurate information possible.

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How to make a family tree program

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The genealogical tree is a scheme that is built on family ties. Usually the idea to make a family tree of a family arises when you accidentally see many pictures of your relatives, many of which you did not even know. So in order to create a family tree, you need to collect as much information as possible about your relatives. All paper confirmations must be photographed and placed on a computer in a folder specially created by you. Also put all the photos of your relatives and even video files that you have collected in the folder. Then, for each family member, you need to create a separate folder and name the name of this family member, that is, the last name, first name and patronymic. In each folder, create a text document in which you will record a biography such as the date of birth, where he worked, when he died, awards, if there is a title, who his mother and father are, how many times he was married and to whom, whether there are children, and so on. When you have prepared everything, then one of the programs will help you build a family tree.

Gramps software

Download the Gramps software, install and run it. The program will immediately open a window with which you can launch a previously created family tree or create a new family family tree. Previously created trees are stored in a folder at C:\Users or Users\username\AppData\Roaming\gramps\grampsdb\5c5aede9.

How to make a genealogical tree of a family Gramps program will help you for free

So to create a new tree, just click on the Create button, the name of the new tree will appear and you can change it. Click on the name of your tree, and then click on the Upload Family Tree button.

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After that, you can start working with the program by loading all the data you have into it. To do this, go to the People tab in the program. Click on + or Add - Face.

How to make a family tree of a family with your own hands using the Gramps program

A window will open in which enter the data of one person, at least the name, surname and gender of male or female. To confirm, click the OK button.

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After that, select the added name and go to the Relationships tab. On this tab, we will register the parents of the selected person. To do this, in the window that opens, click on +, which is located next to the word Parents.

Free Gramps family tree program

A window will open in which you will need to specify the parents by first clicking on the + located at the point Father / partner No. 1, and then on the + located at the point Mother / partner No. 2. In the windows that open, you will need to specify at least the first name, last name and gender. This way you can build a tree. To see what the family tree diagram turned out to be, click on the Graphs tab.

RootsMagic Basics

Download RootsMagic Basics, install and run it.

RootsMagic Basics is a program for compiling a family tree

To start working in the program, you need to click on the first item Create a new file in the first window. If you have already created a tree and want to add something to it, then click on the second item Open an existing file. Then select your tree file in the opened window. Typically, this file is saved at C:\Users or Users\Username\Documents\My Family. So, to make a family tree, click on the first item, and then in the window that opens, in the first item New file name, enter what your tree will be called. As a result, the scheme of the family tree of the family will open, empty for filling.

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Click on the first item.

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Then enter in the first line of the window that opens the name, surname and gender. Click on the OK button and an additional window will open in which you can enter additional data.

The free program RootsMagic Basics will help you compile a family tree

Having entered all the data that you have on this person, click on the next item, this will be the mother (mother) or father (father), respectively. Complete all other items in the same way.

MYheritage Family tree builder

Download MYheritage Family tree builder, install and run it. You can find your created family tree in the folder at My Family.

The program MYheritage Family tree builder is very easy to compile a family tree

When you first start this program, a window will open in which you will be required to register on the MYheritage. com website. Just click on the button labeled Register.

How to make a family tree of a family

A form window will open that you need to fill out, and then click the Next button. As a result, the program will start.

The best program for creating a family tree

To start creating a tree in the first window, select the first item Create a new genealogical project and click on the Next button.

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Then write the name of your tree in English and click on the Next button.

MYheritage Family tree builder is a family tree program

As a result, the program window will open in which click on the Add family item.

How to make a family tree with your own hands free program MYheritage Family tree builder will help

In the window that opens, enter the name and surname of the husband and wife.

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Now you can add father, mother and children of husband and wife to the program window. To do this, just click on the appropriate item.

Family History Program

Download the Family History program, install and run it.

How to make a family tree with the Family Chronicle program

After the first launch of the program, click on the first item Create a Family Chronicle database.

To create a family tree, you need to name it

In the window that opens, enter the name of your tree and specify the folder where your tree will be stored. To confirm, click on the button labeled Create Database.

How to create a genealogical family tree Program Family Chronicle

Now click on the top bar on the second item list of people. In the window that opens, click on the button labeled Add. A window will open in which enter all the available data about any member of your family. Be sure to enter your last name, first name, and gender. When all the data has been entered, click the Save button.

How to make a family tree of a family with your own hands using the program

After that, click on the created person, and then on the left side of the window in the Parents item, click on one of the items father, mother, wife, children. A window will open in which, like the first one, you need to enter all the data. This way you can make a tree.

Tree of Life Program

Download Tree of Life program, install and run it.

The program for creating a family tree is called Tree of Life

At the first start, a window will open in which select the Create a new file item and click the OK button.

How to create a family tree

As a result, the program window will open on the Persons tab. Click on + Create and select Man or Woman from the context menu.

The program will create a genealogical tree of the family for free

A window will open in which you enter all the data you have about one person. Be sure to enter your first and last name. When you have entered all the data, click the OK button.

How to make a genealogy tree of life program

After that, select the created person and click the + Create button. Now, from the list that opens, select one of the items son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, wife, adopted son, adopted daughter, foster father, foster mother. In this way, you can gradually build a family tree.

GenoPro software

Download the GenoPro software, install and run it.

How to create a family tree free program GenoPro will help

On first launch, a window called Registration will open. In this window, put a dot at the third item I want to evaluate GenoPro without a registration key. Click the Next button and the program window will open. Without registration, you can create a tree with only 25 persons.

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3 unformed persons will be displayed in the program window. Hover over any of them and double-click with the right mouse button.

How to create a family tree for free

A window will open in which write down all the data you know about the person. Be sure to include your last name, first name, and gender. After entering all the data known to you, click the OK button. Now hover over the person you want and press the P key to add their parents, or the S or D key to add their boy (S) or girl (D) children respectively.

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The best programs for creating a family tree

1. Tree of Life

Tree of Life is a multifunctional software that automatically determines the degree of relationship and arranges family members according to their status. You can change the background image, add photos and save the result as PNG or SVG format. Calculate statistics for a whole genus in a couple of minutes: life expectancy, male/female ratio, number of children, etc.

Tree of Life

2. Family Tree Builder

One of the most popular family tree programs. Find new relatives using Smart Matches technology: when branches are crossed, their creators are notified. Family Tree Builder also provides access to a map where you can mark the places where your ancestors come from. The project turns out to be colorful: the study of the tree of life will be an exciting activity even for small family members.

Family Tree Builder

3. PHOTO COLLAGE

If you want to create a family tree that is not so much informative as colorful, then use PHOTO COLLAGE. That program has nice templates that can be used to build a tree up to the third generation. The scheme is easy to edit: insert your photos, write a name, change the background color, font, frames, etc.

PhotoCollage

If you need to show more branches, you can create a design from scratch. When you're done, print the project on a printer or post it on social networks.

Learn how to make a family tree with PhotoCollage:


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Family Record

This software is suitable for inexperienced users. The interface of the Family Record is very simple, but allows you to collect complete information about previous generations. When designing a family tree, you can attach a detailed biography about each relative, list memorable events, and add a few photos or videos.

Family History

5. Generation Tree

Rebuilds the pedigree scheme automatically when you add a new relative or move a node to another location. You can insert 65 types of events, images, videos and documents into the object card. Not only direct ancestors are placed in the base of your family, but even non-blood relatives and spouses, if a person has been married more than once. The finished layout of the Generation Tree can be displayed in the form of a classic tree, graph, diagram.

Generation tree

6. Gramps

If you decide to study the history of your family, this free software will be an excellent choice. An interesting feature of Gramps is the function of creating interactive maps highlighting memorable places (for example, former places of residence or educational institutions). Supports 8 output formats including PDF, HTML and plain text.

Gramps

7. RootsMagic Essentials

A pedigree visualization application that will run even on a weak PC. You will be able to draw an accurate diagram and indicate basic information about family members, up to sporting achievements. RootsMagic also allows you to establish relationships regardless of the degree of relationship (you can specify adoptive parents, etc.). Share your research results on social media or save them as PDF or JPG.

RootsMagic Essentials

8. Family Historian

Family Historian allows you to draw a project of any duration. Developers often please users with updates. The latest version has added a note-taking feature, many text styles, a new chart type that allows you to specify direct and indirect relationships, and other useful tools. Any type of media can be attached to each profile, from videos to audio recordings.

Family Historian

9. GenoPro

A genealogical program where you can draw an accurate diagram of relationships. What distinguishes GenoPro from other analogues is the way of designating ties between relatives: love, friendship, conflicts, etc. To search for errors, you can switch to a tabular data format. It is also possible to enter information that was not originally provided - for example, data on diseases or laboratory tests.

GenoPro

10. SimTree

SimTree is the simplest editor where you can easily design a family tree of any size. Weighs little, works without installation. An individual card includes personal data (name, gender, date of birth / death) and basic facts from the biography. You can attach a photo and a comment to them. Works on all versions of Windows.

SimTree

11. Legacy Family Tree

If you don't have enough information, try the Legacy Family Tree family tree program. It will search for information about your relatives on key sites: FindMyPast, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, and MyHeritage. Save the result in the form of a dictionary or Bingo cards - this will help diversify a boring family evening.

Legacy Family Tree

12. Ancestris

Completely free family tree application. A great option if you know English well. Publish genealogy online and find common ancestors with other users. It can be chronological or geographical, depending on the parameters you set. For more convenient work in Ancestris, you can customize the layout of the windows for yourself.

Ancestris

Summing up

We hope you were able to decide on the choice of software. Each of the above options contains tools for accurately drawing relationships. The Tree of Life or Family Tree Builder will be the best solution - the pedigree will turn out to be more visual. Collage design programs or a regular editor are also suitable: download a family tree template for free and embed pictures in it.


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