* great interface, and good features
* Collaboration is easy.
* Older trees' default privacy was too open.
* Merging trees may change ownership.
* Trial is full featured
* Yearly cost is non-trivial.http://ancestry.com
* Huge amounts of support
* Great archives, horrible indexes
* Extremely limited for non-paid
* Monthly costs
* Manual work for merging trees, connecting references, etc.http://familysearch.org
* Moderately decent searching
* Poor substantiation, references, etc.
* Great for well established trees
* No longer supports GEDCOM
* Shared tree is publichttp://findmypast.co.uk
* UK based ancestry information
* Extensive indexing of scanned resourceshttp://webtrees.net/
* PhpGedView, reworked, using MySQL only
* Runs on your own serverPC Programs:https://ancestorsync.com/download
* Syncs from major websites to many PC apps
* Ancestry.com, geni.com, familysearch.com, etc
* AQ, PAF, FTM, etc.
* Free download - semi-beta
* Copies media files as well as chart data
* Windows and OSX support
* Fast, but had major defects in 1.0. Need to review v2.1
* Minor issues in v4, but had pulled ahead of most everyone else
Personal Ancestry File: https://familysearch.org/products/
* De facto standard for compatibility and function.
* Not updated in over a decade
* Still better than most editors out there
Ancestral Quest: http://www.ancquest.com
* The maker of the last 2 versions of PAF
* Some enhancements over PAF
* Great compatibility
* Still somewhat dated
* Trial/Essential version replaces PAF, still free
* Trial version is annoyware.
Family Tree Maker:
* Horrible compatibility, but some good non-standard features.
* Listed here only because it's popular
* Not going to use this, or any of the others.Good reviews:http://www.tamurajones.net
* Some tools not reviewed in 5 years, and new versions need to be checked.
* Great performance and compatibility tests
* Rambly, so spend some time
* Some of the best reference on Gene tools anywhere.
* Best of: http://www.tamurajones.net/GeneAwards2010.xhtmlGenetics:http://opensnp.org/faq
* Additional processing for SNP dumps
* Freely downloadable python tools for parsing dumps
* MAKES YOUR GENE DATA PUBLICLY AVAILABLE UNDER YOUR PROFILE NAME
* This is for people not worried about genetic privacy
* Lots of open-source genotyping developmenthttps://www.23andme.com/you/download/
* Genotyping with community, reports, updates, etc
* Moderately prices
* Not a complete gene map
* Offers dumps of your data if you like