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Family Tree Builder

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 106 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.0.7143
  • Total Downloads:
    147,030
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    35.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    475
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Genealogy comprises one of the largest categories of Internet resources, and it's a popular pastime with millions of people around the world, and more every day. MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder is a free genealogical tool that makes it super-easy to get started mapping out your family history using a variety of resources. It includes many up-to-date features, such as Face Recognition Technology for identifying ancestors in old photographs and the ability to publish your family tree online so others can compare their research to yours. It can import GEDCOM data, too.

We've seen many genealogy tools, but Family Tree Builder is one of the most complete freeware tools we've seen. The program's setup wizard requires registering for the free online database and publishing services, but it's quick and unobtrusive, and much of the information is optional. A Greetings message, Quick Start Wizard, and other assistance made getting started with Family Tree Builder a cinch, and we had no trouble accessing our new account, though we opted not to publish our test account online at MyHeritage's site. Family Tree Builder is centered on Projects, each of which can have a primary and secondary language. Its Immersive 3D Trees give it an up-to-date look and feel. Like many such tools, it uses wizards for adding family members and other data. We barely scratched the surface of this free tool's capabilities, but there's also a premium version that offers more features for users who outgrow it, including improved map support and advanced searches. We recommend starting with the freeware to see how you like Family Tree Builder, since you can save and export your data for use in other programs. We agree with Family Tree Builder's publisher that many users will like their tools.

Part of the fun of genealogy is the way your research and contacts tend to multiply, such as when you find a distant cousin who has researched your family from another starting point. It can bring families closer even as it makes them much, much bigger. With Family Tree Builder, small acorns can grow into mighty oaks more quickly than you'd think.

 
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  • Current Version

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    out of 106 votes

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    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 16
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5 stars

"Family Tree Builder great Genealogy program, I love it"

August 12, 2015  |  By dannyisr

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder 7.0.0.7143

Pros

MyHeritage made my search more easy then others programs I used before.
Easy to input date, easy to manager, easy to correct information. I love FTB, even I suggest to my family start to use this great heritage program. Great to find matches family online by link, can share with parent's family's, excellent and fast support if have some issue Helpful and care no matter the issue. Powerful program to everyone make great and large tree family. export and import gencom easily. etc....

Cons

don't have

Summary

MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder offers to me most of the features I need.
I would recommend this program to everyone.

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5 stars

"I love this program . . ."

August 11, 2015  |  By klassman

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder 7.0.0.7143

Pros

It is easy to use - you just start inputting data and pretty soon you've got a "tree". I love getting the Record Matches and have gotten lots of information by using them. The IT help is great, although I've only had one problem so far. I've got two different trees going right now and can easily move from one to the other as I find new information. You can also contact other tree managers and I've emailed several of them to see if they have any additional information on a particular person. I've got a new email friend who is working on some of the same family members as I am. I prefer the view of the data I get when opening the program by clicking on the desktop icon. (See more info on this in the con section.) There are lots of different reports you can get, including ones showing Ancestors, Descendents, one that shows discrepancies, and one that shows relationships between all the people on your tree and any particular person.

Cons

The biggest downside I have found is a recent development, which was the reason for contacting IT. I began having problems making edits to previously entered information. IT said I should log into the program by going through My Heritage, rather than entering the program using the desktop icon. I can now make corrections, but I cannot get the same view of my data. I prefer the view I get when clicking on the icon instead of logging into My Heritage, but at least now I can make corrections. Thanks IT!

I cannot find any report that will include all the biographical information (which in most cases is the most interesting!). I have tried creating a Custom Report and didn't get the info I wanted, but I will keep working on that. I will continue to work on that.

Summary

Overall, I would recommend this program. I have become a genealogy research addict!

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5 stars

"An excellent way to improve your Family Tree"

June 05, 2015  |  By RogerioBreier

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder 7.0.0.7143

Pros

I posted my family tree at FTB and discovered many different links with other families. It was very nice. You receive e-mails with smart matches and record matches with a lot of new information about your ancestors.

Cons

You need to pay to have record matches, but smart matches are free and you have a lot of data with it.

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5 stars

"It is a great tool for managing my family trees"

April 05, 2015  |  By ivanajulija

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder 7.0.0.7143

Pros

I think no software can't replace my own research, but it can be a very useful tool.
Every time ( 4 or 5 occasions ) I contacted the support team the response was quick and helpful.

Cons

My complain is accessing my Record Matches is rarely free ( annual data subscription is 7,49 EUR per month ), but there is a couple of another ways I use to research with other search engines for free.

Summary

MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder offers to me most of the features I need.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher MyHeritage
Publisher web site http://www.myheritage.com
Release Date March 20, 2015
Date Added March 20, 2015
Version 7.0.0.7143
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Genealogy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 35.14MB
File Name family_tree_builder_7143.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 147,030
Downloads Last Week 475
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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