XY Family Tree is a fully featured, PC based, free family tree maker. It uses sound principles of database structure and does not limit the number of spouses, children or associations. It takes a secular view of family structure and parentage while still allowing freedom to make changes if other rules apply.
XY Family Tree can display all the types of media that your PC can handle. Photographs, videos, sound clips and links to web resources make it easy to show your family tree genealogy and bring your family history to life.
Original genealogy sources are seldom found on a PC but a copy may be held on a PC and an index of the original sources can be recorded in XY Family Tree. Serious researchers will always need to verify an original source and can then use the same index and citations. XY Family Tree uses the knowledge of sources to illustrate your family by:
You can research multiple families, each with their own folder, effectively placing no limit on the amount of information you can hold. You can search across all these family folders for common names and places.
Data can be exchanged with other users via XYXchange. This is more useful than Gedcom because the whole of the data, including media, is encapsulated in a zipped file and can be emailed and imported ready for use at the other end. XYXchange files are also a very useful way of backing up your data.
For safekeeping your data can be kept in a Dropbox or Google Drive folder, where it will be kept securely and available for you to use from another PC or to share it with others if you wish.Tweet
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