Current Version: 8.1.1

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The demo version of MacFamilyTree 8 is fully functional except for saving, printing and CloudTree sync.

In order to uninstall the demo version, simply drag it to the trash.
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Version 8.1.1
MacFamilyTree 8 is exclusively available at the Mac App Store.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS Sierra is required to use MacFamilyTree.
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MacFamilyTree 8 - Genealogy for your Mac

Explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. MacFamilyTree 8 offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. No matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships – MacFamilyTree 8 is the right genealogy application for you.

Share your tree with friends or family and use our brand new service „CloudTree - Sync & Share“ to collaborate with them researching your family history. „CloudTree - Sync & Share“ is a revolution in digital genealogy. No other service provides such speedy synchronization across any number of devices - directly from within the app, at no additional cost, and in line with the highest data protection standards.

Conduct your research with the help of a free online genealogy archive with billions of records, create websites or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. MacFamilyTree also lets you create family books in a flash - share them as a PDF or print them and give them away as presents.




The Interactive Family Tree

Taking a quick look at your research results, navigating through your family tree, editing or adding persons directly - it's all possible with the perfect starting point for your research, the Interactive Family Tree. The Interactive Family Tree has been completely redesigned for MacFamilyTree 8, providing you with a better overview and greater comfort than ever. You can view up to eight generations including siblings at once, choose between different angles to look at your family tree, optionally view and download persons directly from FamilySearch or add information about the persons currently displayed. The MacFamilyTree 8 Interactive Tree will become your indispensable companion for exploring your family history.

CloudTree - Sync & Share

MacFamilyTree has been available for almost 20 years now. During this time, we kept receiving one frequent request from our customers: How can I work on my family tree and genealogical research with other family members? We have great news for you, because MacFamilyTree 8.1 and MobileFamilyTree 8.1 open up a new era in digital genealogy.

MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree 8.1 for iPhone and iPad come with the brand new CloudTree feature - it is now possible for the first time to work on the same family tree with any number of MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree users in real time, without any additional cost. All changes to your tree will be transferred and are available to all other users invited by you within a few seconds. Apple is known for its highest-level data protection standards. CloudTree operates in compliance with these very standards. Learn more…

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Exclusively Developed for Mac

Fast, reliable, smooth - and truly a feast for the eyes: You'll notice right away that MacFamilyTree is a native Mac application, exclusively and perfectly tailored to Mac. Developed specifically for macOS, MacFamilyTree harnesses the advanced and powerful core technologies of Apple's latest operating systems. Thanks to CoreAnimation, the interface works incredibly smooth while providing a plethora of animations and interactive elements. CoreData guarantees maximum processing speed, and SceneKit is the technology behind the visually striking Interactive Tree. As MacFamilyTree runs as a 64-bit application, it uses every bit of processing power. This is the type of genealogy that generations of chroniclers could only have dreamed of!

18 Years of MacFamilyTree

MacFamilyTree will be celebrating its 18th birthday this summer! We've released eight full versions and an almost infinite amount of smaller updates since then.
Take a look with us at the interesting history of MacFamilyTree since the release of the very first version in 1998. There's an image of each version so you can see how the user interface has evolved over the past 18 years.

Languages & System Requirements

MacFamilyTree is available in 14 languages. The user interface, including all buttons, labels and menu entries, automatically adapts to the language settings in your Mac's System Preferences. Currently, the following languages are available:
MacFamilyTree 8 requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher. For the sync between different devices an iCloud account is required. CloudTree Sync & Share for sync and collaboration requires a Mac running macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.

MacFamilyTree is available exclusively from the Mac App Store.

What customers say

I’ve owned most of the popular Mac genealogy programs and am blown away by MFT. It’s by far the best, most flexible and easy to use app I’ve had. Great product and outstanding support. I wrote this morning with a question and received an answer in less than 5 minutes. Amazing.
John Lilly at the Mac App Store
Finally, a user friendly genealogy app that is enjoyable for me to work with on my iMac. The price is right. And, you own it - without having to rent it. There are so many options for making reports, and website building, and working with photos within this new version. This is my favorite genealogy app, now.
iSteem at the Mac App Store
I have been using MacFamily Tree since the beginning and have watched as it has improved over time. It is exceptionally easy to use, a delight to view (many applications can get a job done but to do it with visual appeal takes more than just writing good “code.”). I love this app and especially appreciate the ability to use it on my iPhone and iPad. These folks do a terrific job! Thank you to the developers for writing an exceptionally useful app! I use it exclusively and will continue to do so with great pleasure!
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