- Price: free basic version (unlimited offline family file size; 250-person, 250MB online family tree), $75 to $119.40 a year for premium versions
- Manufacturer: MyHeritage
- System requirements: Windows 98 or newer; online tree works on Macs running Safari or Firefox
- Demo/trial version: <www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder>
- Biggest draws: ease of use, photo management, charts, online tree publishing, online searching, multilingual support
- Drawbacks: narrative reports, source documentation
Documentation and publication
Charts and multimedia
You can create attractive ancestor, descendant, fan and close-family charts, all graphically customizable. The all-in-one chart requires a Premium account. Unique bilingual charts show labels in both languages—even if the alphabets are different.
With a premium account, you can publish your tree, pictures, videos and documents to your own family website. It serves as a file backup; version 4 lets you restore everything to your computer. Smart Matches connect people in your family tree to people in other members’ family trees, and Smart Research automatically searches more than 100 genealogy websites for the people in your family tree.