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Genealogy software based on open database format?

I don't quite understand why your main requirement is the format in which the program stores its genealogy records. I can see the format being a requirement if you want direct access to the data and ...
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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

In addition to GenSmarts, there are other programs that will help you track your research progress. GenDetective by Rumblesoft, Inc., like GenSmarts, reads files from genealogy software (see ...
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Choosing non-cloud software to transition to from Family Tree Maker 2012?

We don't really know yet, but we may know soon. Two technical genealogists are currently doing exactly that comparison and will be discussing all the little nuances of the transition. Eileen Sousa ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

Splatter, mentioned earlier by Jan Murphy, is now located at http://gigatrees.com/toolbox/splatter. It creates a distribution heatmap of all event locations for all persons found in your GEDCOM. It ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

The lineage-linked program Family Historian uses GEDCOM as its native storage format. It allows the user to create queries, and is extensible via the use of plugins, which can be downloaded from the ...
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Making it easier to read scans of records when other side of page bleeds through?

Yes! This is probably possible in any image manipulation program, but I have found that the Wolfram Mathematica software is a very powerful tool for this sort of work. A home use licence costs $A295 ...
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Methods to organize medical genealogy information?

You are correct. Most genealogy programs are not designed specifically for medical data. However there are at least a few programs that you can try that specifically say they are designed for health ...
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Fractal display of a family tree on a computer screen

I've wondered about this before, so I had another look and found ZoomPast, a (newish?) project from Imperial College, London. I've only had a brief play with it so far, but may be the sort of thing ...
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Printing (or pdf) of FULL report including all jpg files

My main software is Calico Pie's Family Historian 6, which contains among its many features the capability to print booklets. You can see some screenshots on the tour page. See the FHUG's Knowledge ...
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What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?

There really are not too many programs of the type that will suggest what to research. But one possibility is Find-A-Record, which was designed to be a research assistant that works specifically ...
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Software to record polygamous family with sequence but not birth dates of children?

With regards to your statement: Looking at GRAMPS and GEDCOM they do not appear to handle the concept of a sequence of children - they seem to rely on knowing their birth dates to sequence them. I ...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

If it's an open source genealogy program you want, you might consider gramps. See https://gramps-project.org/. It's written in python, has an active community, and has a reasonable set of features. ...
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

There are two ways of doing this that I can think of: Use the free version of Ancestral Quest Basics available from here. It is written by the authors of PAF and allows PAF import and Gedcom export. ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

There has been some work on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for family history and genealogy but it is crying out for more so I wish to encourage your efforts. For example, I just googled ...
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How to index your own digitalized records?

I am one of the cofounders of ENISoftware, which just released ENIndexer. I don't believe our software would be right for your needs, as it is primarily a solution for creating "back of the book" ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

There is a new feature in Family Historian 6, the Map Window, that may give you a display similar to what you want: Use the new Map Window to map the locations of all the places and events in ...
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Website software that will display 'stories' as well as traditional lineage-linkage

This to me sounds like an ideal use for a blog type of site in addition to your lineage based site. You can install something like Wordpress in your hosting space and create posts (stories) in it ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

The free utility Family Tree Analyzer https://ftanalyzer.codeplex.com/ offers various views and analysis reports for any GEDCOM file. Its Facts Tab allows Events & Attributes to be sorted by ...
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Personal family history website with rich media support?

Since the main purpose is to "allow the family to feel more connected", I would suggest first forming a family history group on Facebook. I started one a few years ago which has about 130 members aged ...
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Open Source & Online tool for managing family trees?

Werelate.org is an open source, open content, collaborative family tree. It sounds like it might be what you are looking for.
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Template or Tool for Comparing Y-DNA Results

There are a number of free downloadable Y-DNA Tools available at Genetic Genealogy Tools by Felix Immanuel, including: Y-STR Kit Y-Tree Creator ISOGG Y-Tree AddOn for Google Chrome 23andMe To YSNPs ...
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Is there a space to collaborate to create a single family tree (for a surname)?

Several collaborative family tree websites do exist, such as: WikiTree WeRelate OneGreatFamily Geni Family Pursuit FamilySearch Family Tree The problem with collaborative trees in my view is that ...
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Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program?

The queries that you are asking for can be easily performed by Family Historian, it has several queries that cover most of what you want and you can create your own. There is a 30 day free trial of ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

If you have Microsoft Powerpoint, you can open a new presentation and then search for "family tree" and they give you 8 different templates that you can choose from: These use "Smart Art" so the ...
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Seeking software which displays (yet) unrelated persons and family trees for overview

You could use Genelines by Progeny Software. It can produce almost exactly the chart you're asking for in its full descendant chart: You would create your input data in another genealogy program and ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

Calico Pie's Family Historian software allows the user to add photos and link faces in the photos to their entries in FH. The feature list says: In Family Historian, not only can you add as many ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

PhotoIdent, a product from Germany, has the requested features. As it features a English website, I assume there is an English language version of the software too. I haven't tried it personally.
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Seeking free/open software or method to view/edit PAF file in Windows 10

Ancestral Quest is built on the same codebase as PAF and is probably the easiest upgrade path for a PAF user. See their FAQ on Database File Formats. Ancestral Quest is a commercial product. The ...
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Website software that will display 'stories' as well as traditional lineage-linkage

I have never seen anyone make a review of "story" recording software for collaboration, so you are forging new frontier here. But there are a good number of websites that are designed for story ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

You're right that the hard part is finding the geographic locations of historical place names (and, working out incomplete and misspelled names). Places Do you have a link the LoC geonames api? The ...
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