MacFamilyTree 9 4+

The Best in Genealogy

Synium Software GmbH

    • $69.99



ATTENTION: OLD APP VERSION – MacFamilyTree 10 has been released. Only purchase if absolutely required.

Discover your personal family history! Genealogy gets a facelift with MacFamilyTree 9: modern, interactive, convenient, and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way that would have amazed generations of chroniclers before you. Create visually impressive charts, evaluations, reports, and books, navigate through the Interactive Family Tree or Virtual Tree 3D view and experience genealogy in a whole new way.

• Designed specifically for Mac to make full use of Apple’s latest technologies
• Clear and easy-to-use interface
• Show your family tree: charts, reports, views, and lists
• CloudTree Sync&Share: real-time sync and collaboration
• Use MobileFamilyTree for iPhone & iPad to continue your research on the go (sold separately)

• FamilySearch: Billions of genealogical entries
• Web research: search popular genealogy portals directly from within the application
• Create websites
• Family books: a perfect gift
• GEDCOM import and export: exchange information with other applications
• Export charts and reports in a wide range of formats

• Person, family, and kinship reports
• Narrative report
• Places list, events list, anniversary list
• Particularities report
• Map report
• Person analysis
• Lists of persons
• Marriage lists
• Plausibility report
• Sources list
• Descendancy report

• Hourglass chart
• Ahnentafel
• Timeline
• Double Ahnentafel
• Virtual globe & statistic maps
• Name distribution chart
• Fan chart
• Relationship chart
• Genogram chart

• Your data will be stored locally ...
• ... or encrypted and stored on iCloud
• You decide what happens to your data
• Password protection for website
• Persons and entries can be hidden from export

What's new in Version 9:

• Modern look
• More logical structure
• Easier and more comfortable to use

• Can be fully customized to your needs
• Countless display templates to choose from
• Significantly faster rendering, making full use of your graphics board/GPU's performance
• Drastically improved tree charts, showing all persons belonging to a given tree
• Countless layout and display upgrades for all charts
• New chart editor offering a wide range of improvements: support of Undo, better options to distribute content across several pages, insert images and much more

• Many style templates to choose from
• Fully adaptable to your own ideas
• Export as CSV (compatible with Numbers and Excel), plain text, RTF, or PDF
• Updated feature for conversion of reports into books

• Store DNA test results
• Supports yDNA, mtDNA, and atDNA tests

• Share databases of any size with friends, family or between your own devices
• No more limitation to 5000 entries
• Considerably faster and more efficient sync
• Much faster invitations to other people

• Numerous database upgrades: Birth order of children can now be specified without a date of birth, precise mapping of adoptive and step relationships & much more...
• Supports family crests & author information
• Specify and store alternative names for places
• New help guide system: Click the question mark icon to instantly display instructions for the section at hand
• Supports Apple's latest technologies: Dark Mode for the user interface, Handoff between MacFamilyTree & MobileFamilyTree, charts use Core Animation, interactive tree uses Metal

View a complete and impressive list of innovations at

What’s New

Version 9.3.3

- Improved Auto-Download-Feature from FamilySearch
- Stability of CloudTree Sync improved
- Sorting of the ToDo list by Priority or Status is now handled correctly
- Detection of incorrect dates improved
- Other bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Meyers.Family ,

Very Nice Upgrade

I love this application for family history work. I have used since version 6 came out. The only "negative" issue I have with this application is the inability to just print out a family group sheet or pedigree in plain text format. There are those times these are needed, instead of very graphically visualized several page document of a family group sheet for example. Well, and maybe some of the charts are a bit over the top and display nicely on screen, but are not able to be printed to paper.
I love the sourcing part of the application. So many different ways to add a source from whatever source type, like a URL, a media item, sync from FamilySearch, etc.
The Smart Filters feature is also nice to pull different types of groups of people together based on a variety of different criteria.
I love that media files can be kept stored with the application and not be linked to an outside drive. With use of "cloud drives" this probably isn't as important, but for those who don't know how to use cloud drives, it would be an issue.
There are many other great features but this review box is about filled up. :) Support has also been QUITE good over the years.

BukiDave ,

Excellent Genealogy / Family History application.

I've been using MacFamilyTree software for 5 years and recently upgrated to version 9.1.2. I've used other Genealogy / Family History software in the past but they don't compare to the MacFamilyTree 9 application. Even if you're just starting to keep your genealogy and history, this appliation is easy to learn, easy to use, and provides for the capability of recording not only names, events and dates, but history about family members, such as stories, eduation, photos, notes on events and photos, and more. The reporting and charting capabiities are very good and easy to use. You can quickly create reports such as a Person Report that contains the information on the person, all notes in you've put in their MacFamilyTree record, a list of every relative they have in the MacFamilyTree family database, and how the person is related to each relative. I could go on but let me just summarize by saying that I don't think anyone would not be impressed by this software and would know that they made a good decision in obtaining it.

dabrick ,

Absolutely terrific program

I have been using it for about a month now. I had tried to use a geneology program before but it always seemed like so much trouble. But I have recently renewed my interest in documenting my family tree and decided to try again with MacFamilyTree..

This program is absolutely terrific. It is easy to add people,events, or fact to the database. I can add media (pictures,PDFs,etc) to any of those items. I can flag things that are incomplete or important. And there is an extensive list of events and flags that I can use. I can also add more to fit mysituation if I want.

It will do a slideshow for people of the pictures I added. It has an Assistant mode where it will step me through questions to start out if I didn't know where to start; or really at any time. It integrates with FamilySearch for accessing data that others have already put together. I can upload my tree (password protected) to share with other family members to view graphically on the internet (including the added media).

I simply can't imagine anything that I would want to keep track of that this program couldn't handle. It is as close to perfect as you can get in a program.

I have read the few bad reviews and can't help but wonder if these come from competitors. Nothing that they are saying makes any sense. You won't be disappointed with this software.

App Privacy

The developer, Synium Software GmbH, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

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.

More By This Developer

MobileFamilyTree 10
Logoist 5
Graphics & Design
Graphics & Design

iFinance 5
Graphics & Design