Selected Software

The following programs have been recommended by members of the UVTAGG to help you with your Family History work. These programs require the Windows 95/98 or later Operating Systems, unless otherwise indicated. A section with helps for PAF is also included. 

        A more complete listing of software is located at CyndisList’s Software page.

 

Groupings on this page Software noted on this page

Commercial Programs
Ancestral Quest (Incline Software) 
    http://www.ancquest.com/ 
AniMap Plus 
    http://www.goldbug.com/AniMap.html 
FamilyHistory CD
    http://www.familyhistorycd.com/
Family Tree Maker (MyFamily.com) (Windows/Mac) 
    http://www.familytreemaker.com/ 
 
Legacy Family Tree Deluxe Edition (Millenia) 
    http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Index.asp 
 
The Master Genealogist (Wholly Genes) 
    http://www.whollygenes.com/ 
 
PAF-Personal Ancestral File (LDS Church) (Windows/Mac) 
    http://www.familysearch.org/ 
 
RootsMagic
    http://www.rootsmagic.com/ 
 
 
Evaluating The Genealogical Programs above 
 
Genealogy Software Review.http://genealogy-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
 
Genealogical Software Report Card 
    http://www.mumford.ca/reportcard/
 

Genealogy Programs
AniMap Plus (demo available) 
    County Boundary Historical Atlas for Windows 
    http://www.goldbug.com/AniMap.html 
 
BYGONES (Freeware) 
    A program designed to enter and keep genealogical research notes. For Win9x and MAC. 
    http://home.utah-inter.net/bygones/index.htm 
 
Clooz (Version 1.23) (For Windows and MAC) 
    A database program for systematically organizing and storing all of your genealogical notes. 
    http://www.clooz.com/ 
 
IGI255 (Version 4.9a) (Freeware) (This is a direct download link.) 
    A DOS database program that accepts files from the IGI/OI, SDI and MI of FamilySearch, that allows for reindexing. 
    http://www.uvpafug.org/software/igi25549.exe (279K) 
 
Legacy Family Tree (Millenia) (Version 5.0) (Freeware) 
    http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Index.asp 
 
PAF-Personal Ancestral File (LDS Church) (Windows 9x and later) 
    http://www.familysearch.org/ 
 
Parish Locator (Freeware) 
    Identifies parishes in England, Scotland and Wales within a specified distance of a particular parish. 
    http://web.onetel.net.uk/~gdlawson/parfind.htm  
 

PAF3/4/5 Utilities

 

GenSmarts (Commercial)

http://www.gensmarts.com

GenSmarts is a genealogy software utility that uses artificial intelligence to analyze your existing genealogy file and produce research recommendations. It helps you generate and track to do lists, print worksheets to record your genealogy research results, and plan trips to libraries, court houses, etc. For online research, GenSmarts produces links that already have your ancestors name and specifics embedded -making it much easier to perform online record lookups.

GENViewer 
    http://www.mudcreek.ca/ 
    Reads the content of PAF 3 4 and 5 databases, Legacy databases and also reads GEDCOM Version 5.5 files. There are free versions for Family History Centers, for use on CDs, and a minimally featured version for personal use, as well as a fully featured commercial version. 
 
PAF PAL (Version 2.0 for PAF3/4, Version 5 for PAF5) (Commercial) 
    Useful utilities not available in PAF Version 3, 4 or 5. 
    Pal Software 
    1065 West 10210 South 
    South Jordan, UT 84095 
    USA 
 
PAF Insight (Commercial) 
    http://www.ohanasoftware.com/ 
    PAF Insight is a new suite of tools for PAF 5 users. PAF Insight’s Sync feature allows you to compare and synchronize two PAF databases. Sync also lets you do an intelligent import. View/Trim reveals data you didn’t realize was hiding in your database. Merge gives you advanced merging capabilities not found in PAF.
 
PDF995 (free – adware) 
    http://www.pdf995.com/ 
    Allows ANY windows application to print its output to a .pdf file 
 

GEDCOM Utilities
GED2HTML 
    Converts GEDCOM files into webpages 
    http://www.gendex.com/ged2html/ 
 
GEDBrowse 
    Converts GEDCOM files into webpages 
    http://www.misbach.org/gedbrowser/ 
 
GEDClean 
    Removes information on living individuals 
    http://www.raynorshyn.com/gedclean/ 
 
Gedcom Explorer 
    View contents of a GEDCOM file 
    http://www.gedx.com/gedx/ 
 
GENViewer 
    http://www.mudcreek.ca/ 
    View contents of a GEDCOM file. 
    Reads the content of PAF 3 and PAF 4 databases, also reads GEDCOM Version 5.5 files. 
    There are free versions for Family History Centers, for use on CDs, and a minimally featured version. 
 

Helpful PC Utilities
Prn2file (Freeware) (This is a direct download link.) 
    A DOS program to redirect prints destined for the printer port to a designated file. 
    http://www.uvpafug.org/software/prn2file.exe (40K) 
 
WinZip 
    Compresses and uncompresses programs, files and folders 
    http://www.winzip.com/ 
 
Yankee Clipper III 
    Save multiple clipboard (cut/paste) entries 
    http://www.yankee-clipper.net/ 
 
PAF Helps

Basic context sensitive help screens through normal help functions from the Help pull down menu within PAF 4 and 5. 
 
Three Help areas are included in PAF 5 under the help pull down menu. 
    Getting Started (requires a word processor that will read .RTF files. 
    User’s Guide (requires Acrobat Reader – a free download) 
    Lesson (7 lessons viewed in your default Internet browser program) 
 
PAF Mailing Lists at RootsWeb and Yahoo!(include searchable archives) 
    http://www.yahoo.com/groups/PAF5-USERS/ 
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PAF-5-USERS.html 
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PAF-4-USERS.html 
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PAF-3-USERS.html 
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PAF-2.31-USERS.html 
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PAF-TEMPLES.html 
 
PAF5 Mailing List (over 500 participants) 
    (click on “Messages” to search the archive) 
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PAF5-USERS/ 
Help is available from the LDS Church 
    via email at help@productsupport.familysearch.org 
    via phone at (801)240-1000 or (800)346-6044 (toll free in the USA).