Monday, October 27, 2008 Releases Free Family Tree Software

Hamburg, October 27, 2008 – Users have to pay up to 84 USD for family tree software at However, today the family social network has released its desktop software called “Home Edition.” The software to build a family tree can be downloaded for free at

The software enables users to edit and create a family tree on their own PC. If desired, they can then upload it to and share it with relatives and friends. The Home Edition offers state-of-the-art usability and technology at no cost. Besides operating in the standard GEDCOM format the software also allows the printing of various familial lists in an appropriate genealogical standard. co-founder Sven Schmidt states: “Like Google’s strategy of turning the expensive Keyhole software into the free Google Earth, we decided to offer a software that is usually pricy for free.” Co-founder Daniel Groezinger adds: “This is a ‘thank you’ for all the support we have got from our users. This also extends our internet strategy of offering top quality at no cost.”, the fastest-growing family network worldwide, is a strong complementary to other genealogical resources. So far, more than 5 million families use the platform to combine genealogy with the fun of family communications.

Apart from the English site, the services are available in Germany (, in Poland (, Spain and South America (, Portugal (, Brazil (, the Netherlands (, Italy ( and France ( The platform will continue expanding to other European countries as well as worldwide. is supported by leading Business Angels, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Neuhaus Partners, a well-known venture capitalist.


Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Greetings Miriam,
Have you tried this new family tree software? After uploading to the website, does it allow people to add/delete information on the same family tree, not just share info? Thanks.

Miriam Robbins said...


I have not tried this out...this is a press release from Since the program offers GEDCOM format, I'm assuming you can change your information. Please e-mail me (see my profile for the address) and I will send you the e-mail address of my contact so that you can submit your questions to him.

Thanks for dropping by!