Family Tree Legends

Family Tree Legends


Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 33 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.31
File Size:
16.85MB
Date Added:
January 25, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
64,659
Downloads Last Week:
36
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' Note: Use 1A752-42184-B74A3-AD752 serial number to register your free version.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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    Results 1-10 of 11

  • 1 stars

    "Too simplistic: choose something else"

    November 17, 2013   |   By blackrog

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    Really has nothing going for it

    Cons

    Horrible GUI. Very awkward navigation. Very little information can be entered compared with more fully featured products. And you WILL want more features after only a few hours of use. So this is a pointless product even for beginners. Eg: small details like partners. Assumes "wife". Cannot enter partner. Can it handle same sex partnerships? Research seems to be very USA-centric. For all its simplicity it is actually not very easy or intuitive to use.

    Summary

    Not easy. Little information. It is not a fraction of My Heritage Family Tree Builder. Basically un-usable.

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not work."

    April 14, 2013   |   By bassgrl69

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    None. see below.

    Cons

    This did not load onto my computer. I have Windows 8. After installation, I tried to open the program and it said that it can't open and it is probably a bad sector on my hard drive. Not on a new computer guys....
    Also, upon downloading and installing this, it loaded some extra software, changed my homepage settings, loaded a toolbar from Whitesmoke, whatever that is, tried installing add-ons to firefox, etc.

    Summary

    This loads extra software and changes settings on your computer. Do not download.

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  • 5 stars

    "Again -- Please Read -- serial number"

    February 09, 2011   |   By gcarterm

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    The serial number is 1A752-42184-B74A3-AD752.

    Cons

    Have to get the serial number.

    Summary

    This is a free 17 meg, excellent program. I ran into the CD jewel case number without reading the comments about that issue here. I went to the home site and saw "When you are asked to enter a serial number, enter the following: 1A752-42184-B74A3-AD752 .

    Topic Closed?

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent and free!"

    January 24, 2011   |   By Alvin1955

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    For my needs, its every bit as good as Family Tree Maker without the price.

    Cons

    Not real crazy about the way it saves a file.

    Summary

    Family Tree Legends is a must for every amateur genealogist.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good program"

    December 11, 2010   |   By balish57

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    Enter this serial number when prompted 1A752-42184-B74A3-AD752 Imported family tree data from another fam tree builder very easily,only took a couple mins.
    If you have a lot of members in your fam. tree, split it to make 2 or more trees.

    Cons

    None yet....

    Summary

    A good program,easy and free to use.Has online back-up,smart search,etc. Recommend this one,especially for those just starting their Family Trees.

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  • 5 stars

    "I like it, especially for free"

    November 20, 2010   |   By lindalouk

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    None that I've found.

    Summary

    For those who say they need a serial number, CNET provides one, it's just not very visible. Use 1A752-42184-B74A3-AD752.

    This software allows you to do all the basic in a very organized fashion. Don't ever use My Heritage, which tries to pass itself off as Family Tree Legends. A toolbar will install that is nearly impossible to remove.

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  • 1 stars

    "DONT WASTE YOUR TIME"

    July 03, 2010   |   By binker500

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    NONE CANT GET IT GOING ITS USELESS

    Cons

    ONCE DOWNLOADED ASKS FOR SERIAL NUMBER ON CD ????? WHATS THAT ALL ABOUT

    Summary

    DONT BE TAKEN IN BY THE REVEIWS SAYING ITS THE BEST IT CANT BE AS IT DONT WORK AT ALL.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not so fast..."

    March 27, 2010   |   By hamiltzp

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    Don't know. Couldn't try it.

    Cons

    You need a serial number just to get into the program. This is not free as advertised.

    Summary

    No restrictions? I downloaded this based on the other reviews. The first thing it does is ask you what type of Internet connection you have. The second thing it demands is the serial number off of the CD case. Since I downloaded this, I obviously didn't have a CD case or serial number. If you click "Cancel", the program ends. There's no way around it. I wish CNET would vet some of these classifications better.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good for starters"

    December 05, 2009   |   By kunfushuss

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    Simple to use, uses standard formats, and has a lot of niceties like automatically filling in last names, comparing facts to search for duplicates, etc. It also makes charts and reports that are nice to pass along.

    Cons

    It starts to get slow as you add more people - my 6500-person family tree has now bogged it down to a crawl. And trying to make those nice charts becomes time-consuming. It won't output charts for me anymore because my family tree is too big.

    Summary

    It's good for starters - if you're sure your family tree isn't big, or you don't intend to go too far (but believe me, it gets addicting). As you get farther along, you'll want to find something else to upgrade, which shouldn't be too hard because a GEDCOM format they can output to is standard.

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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing program, freedom of use, no resitrctions,great!"

    October 16, 2009   |   By rocketfett

    Version: Family Tree Legends 5.31

    Pros

    This is the 1st & only family tree program my wife & I ever used,but we've used PCs collectively for 40 years & this program is REALLY impressive.We recently found out my family goes back to 1749 & have been able to trace all we find,no restrictions.

    Cons

    There's absolutely NOTHING we don't like about Family Tree Legends. Fantastic program with NO restrictions.The 1 restriction I was expecting was that birth,death,& marriage date fields would be limited to just that,but it's not,so you can make notes!

    Summary

    We recently found that my family in the United States dates back to 1749, before the United States, and found hundreds and hundreds of relatives I and my parents never knew about, so it's been a huge but fun task of cataloging them all for our records for our kids. the simplicity of the program is great, but the fact that it's so thorough and flexible and reliable makes its simplicity that much more amazing. Totally idiot proof, which is great for me in my less mistake free years no :) and I love that you can make notes to follow up in any field you want, even fields that are meant for dates, so you can say what you need to follow up on at some point, or what you think it might be, so you have a range to go by. It's just a great program. Also great is the auto backup feature when on the net, backing up your family tree remotely so it can't be lost and the ability to make a backup save file in the same directory as the original, and I especially love that the file you save your family tree to is one simple file, no others, so you can easily give the entire content of the family tree to anyone else that has the program, in an email, or flash drive or floppy disk, because the file is so small, but still contains everything. Just amazing. Brilliant program. There's nothing I dislike about it, and I love everything about it. Couldn't think of ANYTHING I'd change, not anything. I'm amazed such an awesome program is shareware. Love it.

    Updated on Oct 16, 2009

    I forgot to mention also that the program is 100% stable. Using it heavily for 2 weeks now, sometimes when the computer has been on with the program running for many hours in one long session, and the program has NEVER had an error or needed to be shut down. Installation was dirt easy like I said, no errors, not once, and date has NEVER been lost.

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