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Version 9.3.3
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What's new in MacFamilyTree 9.0

Colorize and Enhance Images in MacFamilyTree 9.1

What's new in MacFamilyTree 9

MacFamilyTree 9 is the largest update we've ever released for our popular genealogy software. Version 9 comes with a huge number of new features and improvements.

New User Interface

  • Modern look
  • More logical structure
  • Easier and more comfortable to use
  • Customizable color scheme
  • Collapsable functions bar to gain even more space, especially handy when using smaller screens

New FamilySearch Integration

  • Completely redeveloped hint-based system
  • Cards showing possible actions for persons or historical records
  • Upload and download pictures from FamilySearch
  • Greatly enhanced background scans for further information
  • Improved manual search on FamilySearch with new filters
  • Much faster (auto) download of persons

Completely New Charts

  • Greatly enhanced performance
  • Multicore processors found in modern Macs are fully utilized
  • Rendering charts is completely handled by the graphics hardware/GPU
  • Nearly unlimited options configuring charts
  • Many included themes and templates
  • Text-only themes
  • Themes optimised for monochrome printing
  • Much improved and more efficient PDF export
  • Bitmap export as a PNG or JPEG file, optionally as individual pages
  • Several options to colorize generations added
  • Improved display of step and adoptive relationships
  • Age of the person at time of an event can be included optionally
  • Improved search for specific persons in a chart
  • New coloring options: By age and by birth year
  • Customize the name format to be used in a chart
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
  • New Tree Chart
    • Much improved layout
    • Greatly enhanced performance
    • Persons are grouped for easier navigation
    • Many new options to configure the Tree Chart
  • New Fan Chart
    • Optionally include person images
    • Many new themes and templates
    • New configuration options added
    • Optionally displays all events and facts for persons
    • Greatly enhanced text display
  • New Descendancy Chart
    • Improved layout
    • Can display up to 100 generations
  • Improved Statistics Chart
    • Much improved configuration options
    • Fully customise the appearance of the diagram grid
    • Optionally display numbers at each data point
    • Much improved performance
    • New statistic type: Month of divorce
    • New statistic type: First names
    • New statistic type: Titles
    • New statistic type: Age at christening
    • New statistic type: Age at retirement
    • New statistic type: Place of marriage, country of marriage
    • New statistic type: Place of burial, country of burial
    • New statistic type: Year of christening, year of burial
    • New statistic type: Genders
    • Option to exclude events and facts marked as private
  • New Distribution Chart
    • Visualize the distribution of names, birth place, birth country and genders over time
    • Also displays all person facts, like eye color, over time
    • Additionally shows the distribution of illnesses and occupations over time
    • Improved configuration options
    • Much improved graphics
    • Enhanced performance
  • New Double Ancestor Chart
    • New layout options added
    • Much improved layout and space usage
    • Optionally include brothers and sisters of ancestors
  • Improved Ancestor Chart
    • New compact view
    • Improved display of branches (when two distinct branches are colliding, they are separated by a greater distance)
    • Start person and partners are displayed in separate groups optionally
    • Now supports up to 100 generations
    • Optionally include brothers and sisters of the ancestors
  • Improved Hourglass Chart
    • Better space usage and layout
    • Optionally display the persons age at the time of event
    • New coloring option: By age
  • Improved Timeline
    • Better space usage and layout
    • Optionally display the persons age at the time of event
    • New coloring option: By age
  • Improved Genogram
    • Configurable Layout
    • Much improved display of events
    • Improved connection lines
  • Improved Saved Charts Section
    • Better user interface
    • Improved Thumbnails

Completely New Reports

  • Many themes and styles included ranging from plain text to coloful and complex designs
  • Each report and report theme is completely configurable to the last detail
  • Export all lists as CSV files compatible to Numbers and Excel
  • All reports can be exported as plain text or RTF files
  • On larger screens, several report pages can be shown side-by-side for better space usage
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
  • Source citations are now completely configurable. All information from a source can also be included in the source citation.
  • Choose between three on-screen display modes: Normal page, endless page without page breaks or scalable full-screen view
  • Click on persons, events, places, sources or media in a report to directly access the entry in the edit section
  • New Status Report
    • A summary of your Family Tree – for example, how many Persons or Families have been added
  • New Timeline Report
    • Shows the chronology of a Person and Close Relatives
  • New Change Log Report
    • Displays all changes to persons, families, sources and media
  • New Today Report
    • Lists all events that have occurred on Today’s Date in your Family Tree
  • New Fact List
    • Displays all entered Facts grouped by Fact Type
  • New LDS Ordinances Report
    • Lists all ordinances that have been reserved or printed (For LDS members)
  • New Person List
    • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
    • Many options to customize sorting and grouping
  • Improved Person Report
    • Overview section at the beginning of the person report
    • Much improved ancestors and descendants section
    • Specify how large images of persons are displayed
    • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
  • Improved Family Report
    • Much improved layout of events and facts
    • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
    • Optionally, the family report shows an overview of the selected family at the start of the report
  • Improved Descendancy Report
    • Much improved layout, especially when displaying parents
    • Optionally display marriage dates or further information about parents
  • Improved Map Report
    • Configure which person events should be used to display the map report
    • Optionally consolidate events at the same place
  • Improved Marriage List / Family List
    • New grouping options: By last name of husband, last name of wife or marriage place
    • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
  • Improved Events List
    • Optionally deactivate the grouping of events by year
    • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
  • Improved Places List
    • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
    • Improved grouping options
    • Enhanced display of events at a place
  • Improved Anniversary Report
    • Optionally displays the anniversary year of an event
    • Much improved configuration options
  • Improved Person Analysis
    • Improved user interface for selecting the analysis mode
    • Enhanced display of persons in the report
  • Improved Sources List
    • Specify how large images of the source should be displayed
    • New grouping option: By source archive
  • Improved To Do Report
    • Optionally display an overview at the beginning of the report showing the count of unresolved and resolved to dos in the family tree

Colorize Vintage Photos

  • Magically create color images from your precious black & white photographs in a single click — with the help of Artificial Intelligence
  • MacFamilyTree’s Artificial Intelligence automatically recognizes grass, sky, and faces and then chooses the appropriate colors
  • Works especially well with Portraits, Landscape Photographs, and Group Pictures of up to 10 Persons

Image Enhancement & Image-Editing Features

  • Enhances pictures with the help of Machine Learning
  • Scales Pictures up to quadruple the size of the original to reveal details not present in the Original Picture
  • Removes noise and Compression Artifacts — especially useful for older scanned documents and low-resolution images
  • Stepless rotation and easy to use crop function for photographs and scanned documents
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation of images
  • Non-Destructive: Every Operation can be reverted and Original Images are never altered

DNA Test Results

  • Add DNA test results to each person in your family tree – every major genealogy test vendor is supported
  • Support for Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA tests
  • Additionally add media (PDFs, images), notes and to dos for each test
  • Option to add raw DNA data for each test
  • Multiple tests of different vendors can be added to a single person if required

CloudTree Sync & Share 2.0

  • Share databases of any size with friends, family or between your own devices
  • No more limitation to 5000 entries
  • Considerably faster and more efficient sync
  • Much faster invitations to other people

New Chart Editor

  • Edit events or facts to be shown for specific persons
  • Improved options for text added to the chart
  • Improved arrows and lines: More options and line/arrow labels
  • Enhanced options to distribute the chart to multiple pages
  • Improved user interface layout
  • Undo/redo

New Report Editor

  • Undo/redo
  • Customize each word, color or font of a report
  • Remove unwanted sections in a report
  • Add annotations, pictures, PDFs and Text as well as additional rows in tables
  • Copy & paste text from or to the new reports editor

Enhanced Family Tree Books

  • Exactly specify which fonts should be used in your book
  • Also, all colors can be freely configured for the whole book
  • Choose what should be shown on the title page of your book
  • Specify an image for the title page or a family crest
  • Options to configure the page margins for odd and even pages

Database enhancements

  • If no birth dates for children are known, the birth order can be manually specified
  • Much improved handling of step and adoptive relationships
  • Enter alternate place names for every place. Especially handy of a place name changed over time.
  • Title can be optionally entered as an additional name
  • Specify which images should be displayed in the family tree icon in the welcome window
  • Ages and date spans are now displayed as components (days, months, years) instead of fractional numbers throughout the app
  • Hide specific images of persons or families from showing up in charts or reports

Improved Welcome Window

  • Much better space usage, especially when managing a large number of family trees
  • Specify the sort order of the family trees displayed
  • Optionally hide family trees from older versions

Author information & Family Crests

  • Store Family Crests of your family tree
  • Display your Family Crests Charts and Reports
  • Store information about the author of your family tree like your postal address and contact information

New Help Function & User Manual

  • Completely rewritten user manual
  • Every view in MacFamilyTree has a small question mark icon – click on it and you’ll be directly taken to the relevant section of the user manual
  • Integrated reader for the user manual including search and a handy table of contents bar


  • Performance enhancements across the board
  • Improved GEDCOM import & export