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Family Tree Builder

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Trace your roots and family history with this innovative genealogy software

By Arez Kahn

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Family Tree Builder allows users to create their own genogram to develop a visual representation of their family roots, relationships and ancestors. Creating your family tree is very easy with this software because users also have the option to use a family tree template. The additional features on this software allow users to add detailed information about family members, use DNA indicators, map geographic locations of relatives and add images to enable face recognition.

Another key feature of the software is that it can also offer the user with valuable statistical data about the family once the genogram has been created to make comparisons and gain insights. The software is also linked to the popular genealogy website Once users upload their genogram on the platform they can be connected to additional family members based on the website’s database and the genograms of other users.

All in all, the software is a comprehensive, detailed and user-friendly platform for individuals who are curious about their family history and wish to have information about their ancestors or who they were.


  • Range of options including Face Recognition, DNA Indicators and link to Google Maps
  • Can share genogram on to search for other family members


  • Some advanced options may be difficult to understand
Ease to access guides and manuals:



Get to know your great grandfathers by using the Family Tree Builder.

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Getting to know ones root is very essential in will help us know our roots and this sometimes can be very tricky especially bearing in mind that most of our grand fathers were illiterate. The limitation of using family people is that most of them have lost contact with people who have relocated to other geographical destinations. However with the introduction of Family Tree Builder, users will be able to trace their generational roots to any generation they wish

With this free genealogy software one is able to even uses maps to geographically locate their relatives and be able to build a family tree. It will give the finest of details including when family members were born. After creating the family tree users will be able to upload them to the web and be able to compare their genogram with other users.

Family tree builder is a simple to use software which comes with an intuitive user interface. Once downloaded users need to start adding members and their information in to the software, and then the users will choose the hierarchy they prefer and even the templates to use.


  • • It is absolutely free to download and use
  • • It comes with a very intuitive user interface which is very easy to use
  • • The ability to include DNA makes it a wonderful software


  • • Only available for devices using window Mac or newer versions
Ease to access guides and manuals:




What do you like most about this program?
  • it's a great way of connecting to people interested in genealogy all around the world. It also helps keep contact with family members anywhere.


Family Tree Builder is free genealogy software that allows building a family tree from scratch or by using a template, featuring every family member no matter how far his/her generation goes back in time. You can even use maps to locate geographically every relative in their home country or city, or get diverse family statistics, with useful information, like how many people of your genogram were born in a specific month.

Once you are done with your creation, you can upload it to MyHeritage webpage ( There, the ‘Smart Matching’ function compares your genogram with the ones from other users, searching for people you might be related to. Also, the ‘Record Matching’ tool will research your family tree and will look for historic registries of your ancestors.

Getting started

One of the strengths of this genealogy software is its simplicity. After the download, you will soon notice it has an intuitive interface, and identifying options won’t be difficult. The first thing you must do is start adding members. Each member will have their own detailed profile with basic information, such as name, birth date, relationship with other members, etc., along with a photo, physical description and important facts of his/her life. Besides, you can add new fields to fill in the profile and choose colors to differentiate women and men, for instance. Family Tree Builder even allows the inclusion of DNA indicators, or you can apply encryption techniques to keep your data safe.

Each member will have their own detailed profile with basic information

Then, you can choose which hierarchy view you prefer, as well as a template. In Family Tree Builder, you can also add images and take advantage of Face Recognition technology, no matter how old the photo is. Also, this software allows you to export your resulting project in a wide variety of formats, most of them compatible with genealogy databases. Similarly, you can import GEDCOM and Excel documents.

You can create warnings for certain unlikely relationships between individuals
You can create warnings for certain unlikely relationships between individuals

Family Tree Builder Features

The unique features of Family Tree Builder are:

  • Face Recognition technology
  • Family statistics, including, for instance, how many people were born during a particular year
  • Maps to indicate relatives in their country or city
  • DNA Indicators
  • Possibility of adding an unlimited number of people
  • GEDCOM and Excel importing capabilities
  • Several hierarchy view modes, from younger people to older or vice-versa
  • Possibility of creating a genogram from a blank page or a template
  • Possibility of using Google Maps to view cemetery locations
  • Supports 40 different languages, and includes automatic name translation
  • Security settings to ensure your projects are protected

If you want to know more information about this genogram maker before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download and install Family Tree Builder are:

  • Operating System: Windows Me or newer
  • Processor: 150 MHz or faster
  • RAM Memory: 32 MB
  • HDD: 320 MB of free space available