Discover 4 free family history software programs

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27 March 2019
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Choose from these four free family history programs and see how you too can get your research more organised and store your family history findings in style
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Learn how free family history software can help you with your genealogy – without you needing to part with a penny.

Family history software is really useful for helping you to store your research, and there are a number of options to choose from which offer completely free versions. You can use them as long as you wish and they can become your familiar ‘work horse’ tool for keeping track of your research.
While these free versions will have limitations (when compared to the paid-for ones) they can nevertheless be really handy aids to your family history record keeping, that you can use on an on-going basis (TreeView Lite is a 30-day trial; the others don't have a time limit).

Check out our handy table below, where we provide key useful details for:

Legacy Family Tree

TreeView Lite

Family Tree Builder

and RootsMagic Essentials

TreeView and Family Tree Builder both come as 'online tree builder' options too. TreeView from TheGenealogist, and Family Tree Builder from MyHeritage. If you're solely seeking an online tree builder (without the desktop family history software aspect), check out FamilySearch, Ancestry and Findmypast too.