Family Historian

Family Historian
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Publisher: Calico Pie Limited (UK)
Type: Windows Genealogy Application
Latest Version: Version 3.1.2 (May 2007)
License/Cost: Commercial; Boxed and Download Versions ($56 USD) (for information on upgrades or multi-user licenses, please see this page
System Requirements: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. CD-ROM Drive. 20MB of hard drive space. (more information at
Forums: Family Historian User Group (FHUG), also see – email lists/user groups

Generate Websites: Yes
Generate/Write CDs and/or DVDs: Yes

* “Diagrams are tightly integrated and used for browsing, exploring and editing – as well as for creating superb wall charts. Print diagrams at any scale or orientation. All diagrams are fully configurable and most options can be changed on-the-fly”.
* “Smart trees” to control chart layouts.
* Extensive support for pictures and multimedia
* “Powerful” merge/compare function
* “Installable Fact Sets” – Events/Attributes
* Unlimited notes and documents attached to individuals

Availability: UK, Australia, New Zealand, possibly US (through download)
Purchase at:

Version History:
* Version 3.1.2 May 2007
* Version 3.0 April 2006
* Version 2.3 March 2005


Contact Information:
Calico Pie Limited
7 Effingham Road
SE12 8NZ
United Kingdom
Support Page (

Developer’s Description:

Family Historian is, we believe, unique in being 100% GEDCOM compatible, and 100% GEDCOM complete. ‘100% GEDCOM compatible’ means that Family Historian can save all of its data to the GEDCOM format. ‘100% GEDCOM complete’ means that Family Historian can load all records and fields from a GEDCOM file — including other applications’ extensions to GEDCOM.

* Review: The Test Bed (Personal Computer World) – May 2006
* IT Week (UK) – May 2006

For additional screenshots, visit The following screenshots are based on an older version (2.1)

Family Historian - Records View

Family Historian - Records View