Genealogy Software for Mac
Learn about the most popular genealogy software for Mac, including price, manufacturer, pros and cons, as well as reviews and links to download.

Price: $69.95 (includes six-month subscription to
Manufacturer:, (800) 262-3787,
Biggest draws: Lots of bells and whistles; charts, reports and book publishing; integration with  and web searching; help options and companion guide
Drawbacks: Learning curve; no independent web publishing; buggy merging of online data
* NOTE: has announced that Family Tree Maker will no longer be available after 2015, and support will end Jan. 1, 2017. 
Price: $49.95
Manufacturer: John A. Nairn
Biggest draws: Ability to customize interface to your liking, native GEDCOM format
Drawbacks: A bit pricey for shareware
Price: $29.95
Manufacturer: Keith Wilson
Biggest draws: Source documentation, numerous viewing options, gadgets
Drawbacks: Limited help section; lacks features to privatize data, create Web pages and record conflicting information
Price: $69 download
Manufacturer: BSD Concept
Biggest draws: Nifty graphics, 3-D family tree
Drawbacks: Slow GEDCOM importing
Price: $49
Manufacturer: Synium Software
Biggest draws: Easy setup, attractive interface, fast GEDCOM imports
Drawbacks: No family group sheet
Price: $99 or $54.95 upgrade
Manufacturer: Leister Productions, (717) 697-1378, <>
Biggest draws: improved interface; intuitive ease of use, navigation and data entry; extensive and contextual help files; drop-and-drag multimedia, places and sources; souped-up web publishing; full iOS integration
Drawbacks: new web searching isn’t integrated into program itself, relying on your browser; some features are hard to find; no PDF output
Price: Free trial, $29.95, $19.95 upgrade
ManufacturerRootsMagic, (800) 766-8762
Biggest draws: ease of use, data entry, documenting sources, reports, publishing your tree online
Drawbacks: nothing major

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