Genbox Family History logo

Genbox Family History

By Thoughtful Creations Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.7.1

Version 3.7.1 adds some minor enhancements and a number of corrections.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added November 23, 2007
Version 3.7.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows (all)


Total Downloads 75,008
Downloads Last Week 2
Report Software

Related Software

My Family Tree (64-bit) logo

My Family Tree (64-bit)

My Family Tree (64-bit)
Family Tree Builder logo

Family Tree Builder

Family Tree Builder

Family Tree Maker 2012

Family Tree Maker 2012
Legacy Family Tree logo

Legacy Family Tree

Legacy Family Tree

User Reviews

20 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

Genbox Family History is a tool for managing family genealogy information and producing charts and reports, with support for multiple names, witnesses, event and source templates, a template preview complete with footnotes, and conflicting-event data. The chart options include source citations, box widths sized to content, multiple key individuals, legend boxes, various styles and content for arbitrary groups, multimedia support, wall, fan, time line, book layout, print preview, editing capabilities, and output to JPEG, PNG, and BMP formats. The reports include ancestor, descendant, family group, outline, pedigree, calendar, and custom layouts with output to RTF and HTML. The tools include advanced querying, a problem spotter, a relationship calculator, a spell checker, and sophisticated list processing. Includes full Unicode support with translations for 11 languages. Version 3.7.1 adds some minor enhancements and a number of corrections.

Promo image for CNET Shopping

Get the best price on everything

Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.