Tree building is simpler than ever, with My Family Tree 5's new Relationships view making it easy to browse and edit an individual’s relationships from one place.
Shared events such as marriages may be viewed and updated from the Facts view.
Smarter merging means you’re now able to confirm or reject possible item matches.
The Multimedia view brings improved management of photos, attachments and videos, including the ability to tag items to citations, facts and sources.
There’s a new Kinship report to show how everyone in a tree is related to a chosen person.
Multipage charts may now be printed to a single PDF (at last).
There are a range of smaller but significant improvements scattered around, like the ability to add a variety of witnesses to events, while a new mini map viewer means even the largest of charts can be navigated with ease.
Put it all together and My Family Tree 5 is a great package for Windows XP and later, especially as it’s still free for personal use (don’t ask us why).
If you’re not happy with something else – or you’re currently making do with Ancestry’s website – then go download it immediately, see what you’ve been missing.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk