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Questions tagged [software-recommendations]

Use this tag for questions seeking software/website recommendations to carry out specific tasks. Ensure your question has a specific bounded problem to solve and specific constraints and/or criteria for a good solution.

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Seeking computer-based family-tree software for Mac/PC?

I am looking for a software program that works cross platform Mac/PC and isn’t exclusively cloud-based. Also I want to have access to my own data, so Ancestry software, though nice, doesn’t tick any ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

I am searching for a photo management software to help organize and tag all the photos gathered for my genealogical research. I know that there is a lot of software that allows me to edit the Meta-...
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Are there any tools that will display a complete tree [duplicate]

My tree currently contains around 1500 people and I would like to be able to browse the WHOLE tree; I like the way the tree displays on Ancestry.co.uk but find it a little limiting (especially when ...
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Seeking tools to analyse 23andme raw data?

I recently got my ancestry genetic test done from 23andme. I am interested in finding out more about my raw data. Does anybody know of some good tools that come for a good price and give me the ...
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Is there an application that searches for common ancestors of three or more individuals

I've been mapping my DNA for about two years now. Part of the process is finding the common ancestors between three or more DNA donors that match a segment of shared DNA. I spend an enormous amount ...
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Seeking software which displays (yet) unrelated persons and family trees for overview

I am searching for a software, which displays several (yet) unconnected family trees and unrelated persons. Right now I have 200 people found in old church books with all the same last name over 200-...
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Is there any genealogy software that will assemble lists of cousins from a gedcom?

Are there software programs that will compile lists of cousins at each degree (2nd, 3rd, 4th etc) of a target (or "home") person from a gedcom? Viz: Among the 6000 persons in my gedcom, what are the ...
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Photo Comparision or Facial comparison [duplicate]

There are many times I come across an old photograph and cannot determine who it is. If I could take an old photograph and have an application, compare the face of the older photo to a newer ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

During my research, I often want to 'rough out' simple multi-generation family trees (based on birth/bap/mar/death/bur) to explore, for example, how a bunch of entries in the parish registers on a ...
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Layout tools to print big GEDCOM plus pictures to posters?

Background: I have created a family tree containing over 1100 relatives. Therefore I used Webtrees (based on PHP+MySql, hosted on my own web server). (This is how it can look like: Demo family tree) ...
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Photo matching software [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest a free face matching app for use on a Windows 10 computer? I have a photo of my grandmother at the age of 20 and another photo that may be her at the age of perhaps 50. ...
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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

I've been wishing that a program/website existed that would look at my tree and tell me what I should research next. Should I try to find the birthdate of my great-grandfather, or should I try to find ...
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I have a ged file with 44k entries - what is a good program which will handle it? [closed]

I began using the free software, Simple Family Tree, to enter my information. Three years later, I have over 44,000 people entered. The program crashes all the time. Can anyone recommend a good ...
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How to upload a “stripped” GEDCOM to DNA sites

I want to find a simple little app/software that would strip my GEDCOM of any non-blood relatives (plus spouses) and eliminate any non-vital data (only include birthdates, birthplaces, deathdates, ...
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

I know someone who has a PAF file he wants to use but can no longer access because Personal Ancestral File is gone from his computer. It's been discontinued, so he needs to move to something else and ...
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Software/service for informal genealogy book?

Can anyone recommend a means of informally publishing a short family history that includes text, charts, and photos, for a non-family-researching audience? This would be intended for an 80th ...
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Seeking website/service that allows unauthenticated access to published trees?

Is there a genealogical service/website that allowd access to published trees without forcing guests to create an account? I've used Ancestry and MyHeritage in the past, and as best I can tell they ...
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Seeking genealogy software that will support multiple languages and RTL writing? [closed]

I am home user that would like to maintain his family records and tree for 3-4-5+ generations back. I am looking for Software, not necessary free, that will support multiple languages and RTL writing ...
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Printing (or pdf) of FULL report including all jpg files

I have My Heritage on my laptop and have done a lot of research over the years. Have stored a lot of jpg files of census reports, draft registrations, new paper articles etc. under the appropriate ...
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Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program?

I wish to find a program which will allow me to pose certain specific questions and have my genealogy program answer them such as: What is the average age of a named person's direct male ancestors? ...
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How to generate a report of ancestors by generation?

Somehow years ago I generated a report (a text file) that listed every person in a Personal Ancestral File (PAF v5) or GEDCOM file by their generation. I only had PAF to work with (and was also ...
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Seeking tools to create tree of specific individuals in gedcom

I am trying to help an adoptee determine his birth parents based on DNA matches at different sites. I became involved because he is a 1st-3rd cousin DNA match to many people in my extensive family ...
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How to split up the disconnected trees in a GEDCOM forest into separate files?

I have a increasingly growing GEDCOM file and know I have many islands in it, some intentional and some not intentional. So I basically view the GEDCOM as a whole as a forest and I know I have many ...
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Fractal display of a family tree on a computer screen

Is there a computer program that allows you to see a whole family tree, on screen, and expand, compact and shift, vertically and horizontally, just as you can in Google Earth?
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

A relative has hundreds of photographs and other documents which he would like to make available to our fairly large number of known relatives. Presumably a web site would be the best way to do this (...
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Is there a Python/Django GEDCOM Parser that would parse gedcom for django app?

I am wondering what type of database would be best for this even. I want to create an app for uploading a gedcom file, having it parsed and saved in a database/triple store. Then the Django ...
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Is there a space to collaborate to create a single family tree (for a surname)?

There seems to be many sites whereby you can search for records or even share each others family tree. But what I would like is a site that contains family trees (perhaps broken down by surname) where ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

There are lots of programs that can import new persons from the shared tree on FamilySearch. I know most of the FamilySearch features of Ancestral Quest, Legacy, and RootsMagic, but they all lack one ...
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Choosing non-cloud software to transition to from Family Tree Maker 2012? [duplicate]

I am a newbie and just learned here that Family Tree Maker has been discontinued What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?. What non-cloud software is the least painful ...
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DNA Features of Genealogy Software

Have any traditional genealogy software programs that people use for recording their genealogy research added any features to support DNA research? I know there are a lot of DNA utility programs out ...
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Methods to organize medical genealogy information?

An aspect of genealogy that I have recently become very interested in is medical genealogy. Numerous sources give me information about my medical family history, such as: anecdotal evidence (for ...
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Template or Tool for Comparing Y-DNA Results

I am looking for a tool, preferably an excel template, I can run on my computer that I can use for comparing Y-DNA results across multiple types of Y-DNA tests. I realize some version of this exists ...
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Genealogy software based on open database format?

What open format-based genealogy software do exist? I am making a research about available genealogy programs and I am a bit disappointed with the results. I am seeking tools which are feature-rich, ...
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How do I create a list of my most distant ancestors online or with a Mac?

I want to create a list of my most distant ancestors (= ancestors without known parents) of each family branch from a Gedcom file. We call them Spitzenahnen in German and some applications can create ...
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Personal family history website with rich media support?

I have some family members who have been asking for a family website wherewith they can assemble both family history information and upload pictures (sometimes with stories) and so forth in a friendly ...
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Making it easier to read scans of records when other side of page bleeds through?

Sometimes the scans of parish registers and other old records show “bleed-through” from the other side of the page. Is there something I can do to make these images easier to read? Here are some ...
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Organizing ancestors' “circle of cousins”

Background: I would like to focus on the set of people who are first cousins of (my) ancestors at each available level of the hierarchy. This helps me check contemporary family activities, vetting ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

Is there a way to generate a list of events in a GEDCOM file without a source, maybe sorted by person or surname?
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Is there software to display who lived at a certain time and place?

Is there genealogy software (as always, preferably for Mac OS X), that reads a GEDCOM file and shows me who lived at a certain point in time at a certain place (and how old this person was)? I am a ...
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Website software that will display 'stories' as well as traditional lineage-linkage

I've a need to set up a website for a bunch of cousins who (maybe) share a common ancestry but who all definitely descend from people with the same surname in the same small village around 1800 and ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

I had the idea some time back of working on an app that would take a GEDCOM and identify the geo-coordinates of each person's birthplace, then map these on a Google map. Do you know of any app that ...
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How to index your own digitalized records?

I recently started to digitalize some church records. A photo of each double page, each double page between 5 and 15 entries. I got over 1000 photos which I renamed (church - running number - year - ...
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What tools are available to support transcription on Mac OS X?

I am looking for software that helps me to transcribe scanned documents. I am aware of two solutions, GenScriber (Windows, Linux) and Transcript (Windows). Is there something like that for Mac OS X? ...
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Which genealogical software supports location-based events?

While writing down family history excerpts or stories, I often find myself in need of finding out how my family events relate to the history of the place they happened at. For example, several of my ...
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Software options to display whole tree from imported GEDCOM?

I am not content with the limited options that I have been able to find for viewing a tree. Many of the software packages I have located limit the tree to direct descendants and ancestors of one ...
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Creating and improving family tree online with help from relatives?

I know of Publishing family tree online? but my requirements are different. I would like to have my family tree online to create and improve it with relatives. I'm looking for a tool to share my work ...
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How could I automaticaly analyse relationships in large set of vital records?

My family research right now is based on digitalized 19th century vital records. These, of course, are scans of the original, not text. There is, though, a third party project where people have ...
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How can I find loops in GEDCOM files?

I have a Gramps database that probably has an ancestral loop, i.e. a person who is his or her own ancestor. I say that, because the program freezes when I try to find a path between that person and me....
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How can I archive emails and web pages in an easy fashion?

In about every genealogy program I can enter sources with an author, title, date, and text, but no matter where I look, this always means that I have to fill out some big form, and that's something I ...
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What factors should I consider when moving away from obsolete family tree software?

For many years I've been using a program called "Family Tree 2.0", which came on a CD with PC Format magazine of July 2001. This software is pretty much obsolete... it won't work on operating systems ...