Genbox Family History

Genbox Family History


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 20 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.7.1
File Size:
6.88MB
Date Added:
November 23, 2007
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
73,141
Downloads Last Week:
13
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' review

This program aims to help you assemble genealogical reports about your family history. Genbox Family History gives you a large number of options for compiling detailed charts, so we would have liked a step-by-step wizard to walk us through the complicated and crowded interface.

The application lets you store basic information, such as names, events, and relationships, as well as more in-depth data regarding ancestry and pedigree. Not only does Genbox Family History arrange names and events into a genealogical chart, it helps you conduct research by managing your targets and correspondence.

The program seems to have almost everything a genealogist needs, although more inexperienced users likely will find themselves overwhelmed. We like the fact you can work with several databases at once, and the tools for helping you cope with different spellings of the same surname are a welcome addition. Due to its complexity, we can only really recommend this program to advanced users familiar with this type of software.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "Ridiculously Complex, Ridiculously Designed"

    July 11, 2014   |   By mortalhero

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    This software will create a variety tree charts for you if you try hard. You will be able to move the individual's boxes around somewhat. You will be able to import a GEDCOM file.

    Cons

    Overly complex, anti-userfriendly, and useless help instructions. Editing information requires an act of Congress.

    Summary

    Thoughtful Creations, the creator of this monstrosity, should put more THOUGHT into their CREATION. I'm still trying to decipher their help files. Creating a tree chart really shouldn't be this difficult. These people, apparently, just love to write code just to up space in memory.

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  • 1 stars

    "Too arcane"

    April 24, 2012   |   By pmishler

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    It is Free to try

    Cons

    Not intuitive at all.
    Could not even display an imported database.
    The Help was no help.

    Summary

    I am uninstalling it now.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not that easy to figure out."

    February 07, 2012   |   By shirleystorer

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    You can choose the type of tree view you want.

    Cons

    Still studying the "Help" section.

    Summary

    Plan on spending some time reading the "Help" section.

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  • 2 stars

    "Over dependent on other sites."

    February 08, 2011   |   By penybontfawr

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    Lots of features. Well linked.

    Cons

    As title very much dependent on sources of data. Did not allow much individual initiative.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not what I needed"

    May 11, 2010   |   By GeneBattey

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    It was easy to download and easy to remove.

    Cons

    It didn't give me the flexibility or the detail fields I needed.

    Summary

    It didn't give me the flexibility or the detail fields I needed for tracking people with multiple relationships and children that issued from them. Also a review should NOT "require" that all fields be used. It should allow the user to state what they wish to in the manner they wish to use.

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  • 4 stars

    "Just what I was looking for"

    May 05, 2009   |   By soldetapou

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    A good price for a product that does the job. Reasonably intuitive with a bit of practice. Probably has more to offer than a keen amateur would need so encourages you to do more.

    Cons

    Not a lot. Perhaps the ability to print charts could be a bit easier.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent, but not for the computer novice"

    August 01, 2008   |   By endresj

    Version: Genbox Family History 3.7.1

    Pros

    If you only want to put a bunch of names in and look at a Chart, choose another program. If you want to create a database of your family history, choose this package.

    It has an extremely easy interface that allows anyone to jump right in and create a family tree. The front-end screen for data entry is simple and fairly intuitive. Very powerful database with ability to link multimedia files to your family tree.

    After you go beyond the first screen, things can get a little complicated. This is where some computer savvy will come in handy. Not to say that is impossible to use, but someone with only basic skills may find difficult to use. Well worth the money for anyone interested in creating a really nice family tree dbase.

    Cons

    Print options for large family tree Charts seems to a little limited.

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