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The About Genealogy 2013 Readers' Choice Awards

What Windows genealogy software do you use on a regular basis? Which one best meets your needs, from data entry and user interface, to source citations and reports? These five windows genealogy software programs were voted finalists in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Vote now for your favorite!

  1. You may vote once per award category per day (each 24-hour period) between February 19 and March 19, 2013.
  2. Be sure to return to the main poll page and vote in each of the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice categories.
  3. Winners will be announced on March 27, 2013.
  4. Users must provide an email address or log in via their Facebook or About.com accounts to vote. This helps to ensure fairness during the voting process.
About.com 2013 Readers' Choice Awards

The following five finalists for the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards represent the Windows genealogy software programs most nominated by readers of About Genealogy. In alphabetical order:

  • Family Historian
    Family Historian by Calico Pie is most lauded for its outstanding multimedia management and fantastic charts, but also its flexibility, ease of use, and "unbeatable support."
  • Family Tree Maker
    Praised for its ability to pull in records directly from Ancestry.com and sync with online Ancestry Member Trees, Family Tree Maker for Windows was also mentioned by users for its chart and book creation tools, and very intuitive layout.
  • Legacy Family Tree
    Legacy Family Tree offers a fully-functional free version, as well as a deluxe paid version with additional features. Users praise this software for the quality of its reports, wide variety of features, and great user support. Also mentioned quite often was the accompanying Legacy Family Tree Webinars Series.
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  • RootsMagic
    Readers absolutely love the source citation templates based on Evidence Explained, plus the option to create their own template styles. Intuitive, easy-to-use, and great reports were also mentioned frequently, along with the personal feel of the user support and the free how-to webinars. This program also comes in a free version (RootsMagic Essentials) with many core features, and offers a free iPhone/iPad app as well.
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  • The Master Genealogist
    This powerful genealogy software was most praised for its ability to handle large volumes of research data and multimedia, as well as its excellent customizability. Some readers also mentioned the great genealogy cruise that Wholly Genes puts on each year!

Thank you for voting in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards! Be sure to come back to this page and use the "Current Results" link to see how your choices are doing, and visit my About Genealogy blog on March 27th to see the winners.

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