Which is the most user-friendly geneaology software that is compatible with GEDCOM (besides Family Historian)?

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in WikiTree Tech by Lenese Marek G2G Rookie (200 points)

6 Answers

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You'll get a variety of answers here, I'm sure, as most people have a personal preference.  I think that RootsMagic is the most user-friendly one out there.  They also have a free version that you can download and try out.


by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
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I've been using Family Tree Maker for several years.  It works good.
by M H G2G6 Mach 1 (19.9k points)
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I would say Gramps, it's free, open source and cross platform. I have used it for over 10 years with no problems.

User friendly usually relies on user ability to some extent but I think every piece of genealogy can use gedcom though most prefer something less limiting for transfers between users.
by R. G. G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
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I use MacFamilyTree 8. When I got a MAC it was quite a struggle at first to find the right software, The only problem I found was I had to split the family into two different databases. I've been researching since the early 1970s so I have a massive family tree.

by Cyndie Greer G2G3 (3.0k points)
I've been using MacFamilyTree for many years but have stuck to 7 as I hate the interface in v8. I tried it today again and it crashed twice whereas 7 is very stable. I've got over 72,000 people in my tree and 7 handles that well.
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Legacy Family Tree - I have been using it since 2001.

There is a standard full version available for free download, and you pay less than $30 to unlock the bells and whistles for the deluxe.

by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (866k points)
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And I have used Reunion on a Mac.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (764k points)

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