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Genealogy Software Awards for 2013

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Genealogy Software Awards for 2013

Posted: 3 Jan 2014 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2014 9:02AM GMT
GenSoftReviews Announces the Top Genealogy Software Awards for 2013

The Winners include:

9 Windows programs: Ancestral Quest, Ahnenblatt, Personal Ancestral File, Brother's Keeper, Clooz, Family Historian, Family Tree Builder, RootsMagic, and Genbox Family History,
3 Mac programs: iFamily for Leopard, Heredis for Mac, and Reunion
1 Unix program: Gramps
3 Online programs: Famberry, The Next Generation, and Family Echo
1 Handheld program: Heredis for iOS

The top program for 2013 was Ancestral Quest with an almost perfect user rating of 4.98 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. A new online program, Famberry, received many positive reviews late in the year to finish second with a 4.94 rating. Ahnenblatt, a program from Germany, continued receiving excellent ratings during 2013 and was 3rd with 4.91.

New to the list of winners for 2013 were Family Tree Builder who received much better ratings from their users during 2013, and the Unix version of Gramps, which was rated much higher once it was separated on GenSoftReviews from its Mac and Windows versions.

Programs that dropped off the list from 2012 include Legacy Family Tree and Family Tree Maker (Up to Version 18) who had poorer reviews that averaged less than 4.00 in 2013, and also XY Family Tree, My Great Big Family, and GenSmarts, who did not have a single review in 2013 and therefore did not qualify.

See http://www.gensoftreviews.com/awards.php

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