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“the best ‘just got better still’”
Family Tree magazine, July 2009

To learn about version 4 of Family Historian, see the Tour of Version 4, read What the Reviewers Have Said... or look at What's New in Version 4.0.

Both Family Historian 4 (boxed) and Family Historian 4 (download) will, when installed, automatically detect and upgrade any previous versions of Family Historian you may have installed. Family Historian 4 Upgrade (download) and Family Historian 4 Upgrade (on CD) are available for version 3.x users only. See Buy Family Historian for more details.

“Getting The Most From Family Historian 4” -
now available in print

The book Getting the Most From Family Historian has been extensively updated and revised, and is included as an online book (now named "Getting the Most From Family Historian 4") with each copy of Family Historian version 4.0 - download, box or upgrade. Now you can also purchase a printed copy.

Free Trial

A free 30-day trial of Family Historian version 4 is now available for download.

Each boxed copy of Family Historian 4 comes with a 30-day subscription to

Other Family Historian News...


Family Historian wins
Family History Software of the Year
Award for 2008

Family Historian 3 won the coveted award for Family History Software of the Year for 2008 from Your Family Tree magazine (Dec 2008 edition).

Sept 2009: For the second year running, the UK's largest consumer organisation tests top genealogy programs (9 this year, 8 last year) and for the second year running, Family Historian comes out top with the highest overall score and gets a Best Buy award. This year the award went to Family Historian version 4. Last year the award went to version 3.

Version 3 has also won awards from Computer Active, Personal Computer World, and Windows XP: The Official Magazine. Reviewers said "the best genealogy package just got better", Family Tree Magazine, "The best just got better", Norfolk Roots, "Superb picture handling and the best set of charts around", Your Family Tree (see Reviews).

To learn more about Family Historian see Features or take the Tour of Family Historian and read What the Reviewers Have Said... To learn about the ideas behind the design of Family Historian see Design Goals & Philosophy.

Family Historian runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME & 98.

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