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Generations Family Tree Software

Latest Generations Family Tree

p>The last version of Generations v8.5a was released at the beginning of the century.

The program also know as Generations Family Tree or just Generations was originally published by Broderbund Genealogy.com and then Sierra.

Generations Family Tree v8.5a

We have now (2011) sold our last copy of Generations as the publishers of this software have decided that they no longer want this to be available for sale. The good news is, existing owners of the program may continue using Generations even on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Click below for instructions.

If you were planning to use Generations for the first time I would definitely recommend that you look at Family Historian rather than starting with such an old program as Generations

Frequently Asked Questions about Generations

Installing the latest version of Generations onto Windows 7

Generations Disappearing Data & Trusteer Raport

More Generations Support

Generations has been a brilliant piece of software for genealogists and in all probability may have been the best program available for a number of years. Other programs in the past have never quite been able to match it, in all of its functions. However the program has become increasing more difficult to support and has suffered interference from many other programs over the last five years. In addition to this the authors of a much newer program 'Family Historian have made a great effort to build into their program many of the best features from Generations and in our opinion have now come up with a product that is much better than Generations. We are confident in recommending Family Historian as a replacement for Generations and it has received several awards for being the best software available for Family History and professional genealogists.

Please take a look at Family Historian. It handles images in a much better way than any other family tree program and almost has the complete functionality of your old program.The later versions look very much like the Generations program including images on the family screen. If you are ready to add photographs to your Generations database then changing to Family Historian is highly recommended as it is able to handle images in an extremely clever way.

You may download a 30 day trial version of the new Family Historian and import a copy of the Gedcom file that Generations is able to produce from the file menu in your old program. If you have an old Generations file and you are not able to open it or produce a gedcom file then we can do this for you for you.

Have a play with your own data in Family Historian and see what you think. Family Historian 6 trial download

Testing with the trial will give you the opportunity to check how your source data transfers over.

Generations Download

Ref: GEN85

We don't recommend use of Generations for continuing work on your tree but if you need access to your data and have lost the old program CD then you may download this version.


Price: 6.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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