Familienbande, aka Family Ties or Family Bonds (depending on translation) is a free German-based genealogy application for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems that dates back to at least 2005, and can be run off of a USB flash drive or optical media. Translations for other languages are included (see details below).
It supports the FOKO Research/contact database, up to 31 generations, and includes utilities to check plausibility, date/age calculations, as well as support for image mapping.
|Current Version:||January 14, 2015|
|Platforms:||Mac, Windows, Linux|
|OS X 10.10 Yosemite Support:|
|Supported Languages:||English, German, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Swedish|
|GEDCOM Support:||GEDCOM 5.5 (and 5.5.1)|
Supports ANSI, ASCII, UNICIDE, UTF-8, ANSEL
After import, detailed log of errors is generated.
|Unicode GEDCOM (Explanation):||Yes|
|iPhoto / Photos Support:||Yes|
|Web Page/HTML Creation:||Yes|
|Online Services Support:||Supports FOKO - Forscher Kontakte (Researcher Contacts) which is a database of names. See FoKo.genealogy.net for details.|
|LDS Ordinance Support (Information):||Not sure.|
Built-in software upgrade.
Can be run off of a USB flash drive or CD/DVD
Handles up to 2 billion records
Kekulé number system
Can export research contact information
Several statistics options
Comprehensive family, address, location, and document management
Handles civil and religious marriages
Templates can be edited
Calendar, age, date calculations
|Articles & Reviews:||Computer Genealogy Issue #4 2010 (Review)|
|Other Useful Links:||GEKo - GEDCOM Encoding Converter by the Familienbande author. Converts encoding GEDCOM files to a proper format without changing the genealogy data. Handles ASCII, ANSEL, UNICODE, UTF-8.|
GenLex - Genealogical Dictionary by the Familienbande author.
Mailing List Archive for Familienbande
|Series History:||Dates back to at least 2005.|
|Release History:||Older page (2010 and earlier) at MacGenealogy.org|
Version history at MacGenealogy.org for details between 2005 - 2010.
This page last updated: February 21, 2015
(These are from the official website, and represent an older version)