Saturday, July 28, 2007

Genealogy software for Mac Users

An article in the Atlanta Sentinel, "Mac users can trace their roots," poses the question, Family Tree Maker's Web site says it has abandoned efforts to create a Mac version of that genealogy software. What can Mac owners who want to computerize their genealogy do? In reply, the item states, although Family Tree Maker, now on version 16 for Windows, has long been a stalwart in the genealogy software category, it's just one of many options for Macintosh users. In fact, there is a whole site dedicated just to Mac roots-and-relatives software at, and the site also offers news, reviews and user forums.

Some of the Mac-based genealogy programs available include iFamily for Tiger (, which integrates itself with the Mac OS X iPhoto program for organizing family pictures. Other options include MacFamilyTree ( and Reunion (leisterpro .com). All three programs offer trial versions to download from their sites. The Mac Genealogy site has Web links to several other Mac-friendly applications and utilities to help build up your database of personal history.

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