Family Ties – Familienbande

Name: Family Bonds or Ties (Familienbande)
Current Version/Last Updated: January 8, 2012
Developer/Publisher: Stefan Mette brink
Type: Genealogy Software
iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch Support? No
Price (Upgrade): $0

Download Options:
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Developer’s Description:
…a software package for the administration of genealogical personal data

Software Requirements: Mac OS X
Hardware Requirements: PowerPC and Intel
GEDCOM Support: Yes (5.5)
Web Page/HTML Creation and Support: Yes
Supported Languages: German

Notes and Features:
– Linux, Windows versions available
– Can be installed and run off of a USB flash drive or a CD-ROM
– Maximum of 31 generations
– Up to 2 billion entries and documents
– Contact information for researchers is stored
– Detailed references
– Several ways of display statistics, family trees, etc.
– Plausability checking
– Double wedding data
– Links from within images (such as to person displayed)

Other useful links:
Help Page at official site

Current: 8 January 2012
Older versions of Family Bonds
Older Family Bonds/Familienbande page at
Latest Changes: (translated from German, there maybe errors present)
– Fixed a problem with a search/reference module
– Fixed a dialog message with export/print dialogs if the template does not require it.
– New text export template
– Document manager can view HTML documents
– Source window can also display HTML documents
– If “All” is selected in the export functions, it will be selected in the next export, even if new records added.
– GEDCOM export copies images into a folder with the same name as the GEDCOM data.
– Manual improved
– HTML Help improved
– Font and size of the “Butler” can be set
– “Passenger List” have buttons for “Fast” and “St” (Stop?)
– Several Bugs fixed

(These are from the official website)

This page last updated: February 20, 2012