MacFamilyTree 5.5 Available as a Public Beta

MacFamilyTree LogoSynium Software announced the availability of version 5.5 of their Macintosh genealogy software, MacFamilyTree. Their press release notes that this is a public beta test release. Some of the new features may be worth checking out, or you can wait for my video walk-through. If do you download it, be careful with your precious data and leave a comment to let us know what you think!

Here’s the list of changes:

  • A new, customizable history database that gives historical context to dates (like perspective events in Reunion 9)
  • A rewritten database engine which they claim is “much faster” for large family trees
  • A new search feature
  • Customizable Auto-Save
  • Additional Charts available for Statistics View
  • Auto-Save
  • Improved GEDCOM-Importer
  • Enhanced user interface
  • Improved editing
  • Other unspecified fixes and improvements

There’s plenty to see there, so I’ll publish a video walk-through—probably this weekend.


  1. doug says

    The database is definitely fast. I have 2,200 names and the datafile opens and saves much, much faster than previously.

    Enhanced search function is great, too. History database shows much promise.

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