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My Family Tree 7.0 (64-bit)

A free and feature-packed genealogy tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 16 April 2017
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Downloads To Date: 6587
Developer: Chronoplex Software
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My Family Tree
A free and feature-packed genealogy tool

My Family Tree is an excellent tool for recording just about every possible detail on your family history.

The program imports existing trees from GEDCOM files, or you can easily start from scratch, adding individuals and a host of details on them: relationships, photos and stories, video, audio, general attachments, even genetics.

There's plenty of depth to these options, too. An extensive "Details" section allows you to add the name, birth and death dates, nationality, religion, social security number, title, education, description, confirmation date, first communion and more.

Relationships are reasonably flexible: children can be "natural", "adopted" or foster", a spouse can be "current" or "former", an "Unrelated" option allows you to connect friends, witnesses or others you might need to reference later.

Even a basic tool like adding an image manages to impress, with support for scanners, one or two basic editing options ("Rotate", "Sepia"), printing, slideshows and more.

The core family tree view is very configurable. You might choose to show all generations, just immediate family, maybe those born after a particular date; there are options to hide descendants, ancestors, siblings and more; you can show or hide dates, photos, genders and so on; there are even built-in themes to change the background and colour scheme.

A host of other views are just a click away. There's an ancestors tree; an interactive timeline; lists of sources, photos, stories and more, and handy pages of statistics and family details. (If you'd like a count of the surnames in your family tree, say, or a graph showing the distribution of family ages at death then you'll find them here.)

A set of useful reports provides further ways to analyse your tree, most notably highlighting possible errors: people who've lived "too long", have no parents, have duplicate named children, have events after death, and so on.

And the program is rounded off with plenty of small but welcome extras, such as its ability to password-protect your tree and ensure its details remain private.

Version 7.0 brings (Changelog):

New features and enhancements
- Added support for importing older GEDCOM files produced by Family History System and Personal Ancestral File.
- Added support for direct import of Personal Ancestral File files.
- Added detection of pre GEDCOM 5.5 files.
- Added support for importing multivolume GEDCOM files (*.G00, *.G01 etc.).
- Added option to add a contact address for individuals.
- Added option to customise the display of names in lists.
- Added user prompt before deleting name records.
- Added support for .NET 4.7 and Windows 10 Creators Update.
- Added long path support on supported operating systems.
- Added extra name formatting options for capitalisation, given names and middle names.
- Improvements to Facts view (grouping and display text of items).
- Improvements to Date Editors (month names can be typed, tab support for quicker entry).
- Improvements to Reports (grouping and filtering of report types, improved editing UI, batch export).
- Improvements to Multimedia (better file preview for documents, more image editing options).
- Improvements to high contrast themes.
- Improvements to high DPI support.
- Improvements to the file format.

Fixes
- Fixed issue with "people who married very young" discrepancy report.
- Fixed issue with some statistics charts not displaying correctly when the bar was is 1 or 1 BCE.
- Fixed issue importing some GEDCOM files.
- Fixed performance issue in Families, and Citations view.
- Fixed scrolling issue in some grouped lists.
- Fixed issue with CSV export.
- Fixed issue with familyxs files on systems where FIPS is enabled.

Verdict:

A very powerful family tree management tool which comes crammed with essential features and functionality.

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