Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Top Rated Genealogy Software for 2012

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friend Louis Kessler at GenSoftReviews  Please address all inquiries to him directly.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 1, 2013

The 4th annual Users Choice Awards have been tabulated at the GenSoftReviews website, and 19 programs have been awarded the "Top Rated Genealogy Software" designation for 2012. To qualify for the award, a program much have achieved a user-assigned average score of at least 4.00 out of 5, based on a minimum of 10 total ratings with at least 1 rating or review in 2012.

The programs winning a "Top Rated Genealogy Software" designation include:

Ancestral Quest - 4.94 out of 5
Ahnenblatt - 4.83 out of 5
Family Historian - 4.82 out of 5
Personal Ancestral File - 4.80 out of 5
XY Family Tree - 4.70 out of 5
The Next Generation - 4.67 out of 5
GenSmarts - 4.62 out of 5
Clooz - 4.49 out of 5
iFamily for Leopard - 4.47 out of 5
Brother's Keeper - 4.46 out ot 5
Family Tree Maker - Up to Version 16 - 4.36 out of 5
Heredis for iOS - 4.33 out of 5
Heredis for Mac - 4.33 out of 5
Reunion - 4.19 out of 5
My Great Big Family - 4.18 out of 5
RootsMagic - 4.18 out of 5
Genbox Family History - 4.18 out of 5
Legacy - 4.17 out of 5
Family Echo - 4.09 out of 5


Congratulations go to all the 2012 winners. They have developed programs that their users rate highly.
For more information and a complete listing of current and past winners, see the Users Choice Awards page.

About Louis Kessler
Louis Kessler has been a genealogist and a programmer for over 35 years. He developed and maintains the GenSoftReviews site. He is also the author of his own genealogy program known as Behold that can be found at www.beholdgenealogy.com

1 comment:

  1. Everyone knows vendors are astroturfing the GenSoftReviews numbers...
    The only genealogy industry awards that mean anything are the annual genealogy industry awards created by industry analyst Tamura Jones.
    The 2012 awards and analysis are spot on as usual!

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