Branches Pro 4+

Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.

    • 2.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $29.99



Branches is a full featured record manager for your family tree information.

Branches also provides support for interaction with the FamilySearch™ web site, including download of trees, Memories, facts, events, ordinances etc.

Branches is unlike other genealogy software. It is simple yet very powerful. We use patented methods so you can focus on the pure data in your genealogy database. Branches helps you visualize modern complex relationships, including multiple marriages and adoptions. It also shows you where you have data and where you are missing data.

As you zoom into the detail of your tree, there is a map of your entire tree in the upper left hand corner of your screen so you know exactly where you are, at all times. You never get lost.

We added powerful search capabilities for names, places and text so you can pinpoint where the search results are located in your tree.

No other genealogy record manager can do what Branches does. It is like Apple Maps™ for your family history and genealogy. You can see your entire family tree in a global view, then zoom in to see all the “street level” details like relationships, events, photos, sources, notes and documents.

Branches lets you do all of these things:
See a global view of your family tree
Understand and simplify complex relationships
Never get lost by using the Mini-Map of your tree
Easily see events, sources, notes, documents and photos
Bookmark a view so you can come back to it at anytime
View your tree from other perspectives using different root persons
Discover lines coming forward using descendent views
Show intermarriages between family lines
Find people, places and text very quickly anywhere in your data
And much more...

Branches accepts any standard GEDCOM file (a file created by genealogy programs to transfer data between programs).

We know you will be amazed at how fun and useful Branches can be.

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What’s New

Version 1.9.2

Branches Pro version 1.9.2 corrects a problem when importing a blank _MARNM line (Married Name custom GEDCOM tag) during GEDCOM import. Now, blank _MARNM lines are ignored, while _MARNM lines containing a person's married name are shown.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Missinglynx ,

Unable to use

Branches Pro Worked for a few hours, but when I reopened it the App would not respond to my Mac keyboard (I have the current generation MacBook Pro). I could enter First and Last names by using the tab, but could not select the gender from the dropdown box. I could also not exit the”Add Person” Screen nor Quit the application without using the Mac Force Quit utility.

Tome Loc ,

Has too many flaws to recommend

I have not figured out a way to make it remember the last database I was using so it always opens up a generic databae and tree which I then have to close then go searching through my open file dialog box to restore the last database I was working on. It also won't print a chart for me. It is hard to edit or input data easily. Also, a two finger scroll on the track pad changes zoom levels rather than scrolling in the chart.

I regret buying this application. There are better apps out there including free and open source ones that work better.

GinRummyPlayer ,

Waste of Money

This tree data is even harder to manage and see than cheap family trees-1)hard to locate individuals even with rin# 2)Hard to see data as it overlays everything and abreviates names 3) Bad buy for large databases

App Privacy

The developer, Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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