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Family Historian 4 Deluxe Genealogy Software (PC CD)

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
3.7 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Superb charts, including the Everyone chart and Family Historians unique All Relatives chart
  • Unrivalled support for pictures: link individuals to their face within each photo they appear in
  • Explore and work with your family tree data visually using dynamic diagrams and smart trees
  • 100% support for GEDCOM, the global standard genealogy format
  • Create great-looking websites & family tree CDs with powerful, easy-to-use wizards
  • Add video and sound & other multimedia
  • Search the Internet using Family Historians Internet search tool
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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B0028Y4FGG
  • Release Date: 20 Jun. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,830 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Manufacturer's Description

Instantly create Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass and Everyone diagrams, as well as Family Historian's very own All Relatives diagrams. Diagrams are tightly integrated and used for browsing, exploring and editing - as well as for creating superb wall charts. Print diagrams at any scale or orientation. All diagrams are fully configurable and most options can be changed on-the-fly.

Smart Trees

Family Historian's smart trees give you unprecedented control over chart layout. Hide, show, move, resize and re-order boxes and watch as trees automatically adjust themselves to reflect your changes. Click on buttons to expand or close any branch on any diagram, and, again, the diagram will automatically adjust to accommodate the change.

Link People to Faces in Pictures

In Family Historian, not only can you add as many pictures as you like for each person, you can add a picture once and link it to each person in the picture. You can even link each person to their own face in the picture, and show just faces in diagrams without having to 'crop' your pictures. Family Historian is the only Windows family tree application we know to support this - and yet it is really an essential feature if you wish to work with pictures. You can display pictures (and faces from pictures) in diagrams and reports, and family tree CDs and websites.


GEDCOM is the universal standard format for shared genealogical data; but applications vary significantly in how well they support it. Family Historian is, we believe, unique in being 100% GEDCOM compatible, and 100% GEDCOM complete. '100% GEDCOM compatible' means that Family Historian can save all of its data to the GEDCOM format. '100% GEDCOM complete' means that Family Historian can load all records and fields from a GEDCOM file - including other applications' extensions to GEDCOM. You might think that 100% completeness is the least you should expect; but it is not what you usually get. We know of no other application that comes close. Other family tree applications simply discard records and fields that they cannot load. Some will tell you when they do this. Some won't.

Create Websites and Family Tree CDs

Creating superb and stylish websites or Family Tree CDs is easy using Family Historian's powerful wizards. You can omit all details of 'private' individuals, or show only restricted information about others. You have extensive configuration options if you want to use them; or you can just use default settings and still get great-looking results.

Internet Search

Search for your ancestors in websites across the Internet using Family Historian's integrated Internet Search tool.

Highly Configurable Reports

Family Historian comes with 29 fully-featured and highly-configurable reports (not including query-based reports - see below). These reports include narrative reports, outline reports, summary reports, complete-record reports, the Family Group Sheet and more. All reports can be saved as web pages or as word-processor documents. A wide choice of options are provided for the display of pictures (and captions), and sources. You can create custom reports using any existing report as a template.

Excellent Support for Sources

Where did you get your information from? Family Historian makes it easy to record your sources with its automatic source citations. Also invaluable is the ability to copy and paste citations from one event or attribute to another. Family Historian's Property Dialog is designed so that you can see at a glance the sources of each item of data without have to 'drill down' to another level.

A Uniquely Powerful Merge/Compare Facility

Only Family Historian lets you compare any two GEDCOM files side-by-side so that you can see exactly where and how they differ, and how they will end up if you merge them - before you commit yourself to merging anything. You have complete control over the merge process (and can tweak or override any aspect of it). You can see at a glance, exactly which records will be updated, which will be unaffected, and which will be new (i.e. have no match in the current file). This is file merge/compare. Family Historian also supports both record and branch merge/compare.

A Powerful and Sophisticated Query Engine

A 'query' allows you to extract whatever data you want from your family tree file. For example, you could use a query to get any of the following information: what were the ages at death of X's ancestors in the 19th Century? what boys names have been used by the descendants of Y? who are your relatives and what are the 5 closest ways that you are related to each of them (if you are related to them more than once)?

Installable Fact Sets (Events & Attributes)

With Family Historian you can record full details of any events in the lives of the individuals or families in your files. Family Historian comes with a large number of pre-defined events for you to select from (birth, death, baptism, marriage, divorce, etc), but you can easily create any new event types that you wish, and use them exactly like standard events. Attributes are facts about a person - e.g. their religion, where they lived, what they did.

Notes & Documents

You can have as many notes as you like about each individual in your family tree file (this is in addition to notes relating to specific events or attributes). Often, in practice, when an individual marries, you will wish to make notes that apply both to them and to their spouse. Sometimes you will wish to write notes that apply to a number of individuals. Family Historian supports all of these scenarios. It also allows you to see at a glance, and read, all the notes that are relevant to a given individual - and, of course, provide source citations for all of them.

No Limits

Each user can have an unlimited number of spouses, children, sets of parents, pictures, multimedia, notes, source citations, and so on. You can store multiple, possibly conflicting versions of most items of data, such as names, dates, places, etc.; and you can assess the reliability of each version.

Easy and Fun to Use

With its innovative and visually-oriented user-interface, Family Historian is not just very easy to use - exploring and working with your family tree data has never been more fun.

Tutorial, Documentation and Help

Family Historian comes with a Quick Start Guide booklet in the box, to get you started using the program. When you install the program, also installed onto your computer is a complete PDF (electronic document) version of the book: "Getting the Most From Family Historian 4".


“An excellent package ... Everything you need to record your family tree in one box”, Your Family Tree, July 2009. Family Historian was awarded the Your Family Tree ‘Seal of Approval’.

“One headline-grabbing feature is Family Historian’s superb media management tool … No other package comes close in this regard … the charting and reporting options are as impressive as ever”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, July 2009.

Magazine Reviews

"The best ‘just got better still" (Family Tree Magazine, July 2009)

Box Contains

Installation CD
Quick Start Tutorial Guide booklet
Voucher for 30 day subscription to

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