Genealogy Software for Mac
5/21/2015
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 Ancestry.com)
Manufacturer: Ancestry.com, (800) 262-3787, FamilyTreeMaker.com
Biggest draws: Lots of bells and whistles; charts, reports and book publishing; integration with Ancestry.com  and web searching; help options and companion guide
Drawbacks: Learning curve; no independent web publishing; buggy merging of online data
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, <www.leisterpro.com>
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
 

 
Share |
BOOKMARK PRINT
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads


Google for Genealogy Premium Collection

In the Google for Genealogy Premium Collection you will receive the new edition of genealogy technology expert Lisa Louise Cooke’s book, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox. In addition, we are including a cheat sheet, an on-demand webinar of video demos and a full independent study course to make sure you can take full advantage of the fantastic functions Google has to offer.

This collection has a retail value of $184.92, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!
©  F+W All rights reserved.