To be eligible, programs had to be compatible with FamilySearchs Application Programming Interface (API), which allows developers to make their programs work with the FamilySearch site (including the New Family Search online tree-building tool, now being gradually rolled out to LDS members).
The 2009 FamilySearch Software Award winners, which include desktop programs, online tools and developers tools, were named last night at the FamilySearch Developers Conference in Provo, Utah.
Here’s the list (click a programs name to visit its Web site):
Desktop Use of Media
Charting Companion (Progeny Software): Best for Desktop Printing
Grow Branch (US Family Tree): Best Web Site Feature for Publishing
(LDS Church members can use this service to submit ancestors for temple work.)
See FamilyTreeMagazine.com’s genealogy software guide for information desktop programs for Mac and Windows.