Family Tree Builder

Family Tree Builder

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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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5 stars

"An excellent way to improve your Family Tree"

June 05, 2015  |  By RogerioBreier

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder


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.


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

April 05, 2015  |  By ivanajulija

 |  Version: Family Tree Builder


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.


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.


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

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Full Specifications

Publisher MyHeritage
Publisher web site
Release Date March 20, 2015
Date Added March 20, 2015
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Genealogy Software
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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
Total Downloads 144,715
Downloads Last Week 396
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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