MacFamilyTree 4

[wpfmb type=’error’ theme=2]MacFamilyTree 4 was discontinued. MacFamilyTree 7 is the current version. MacFamilyTree 5.7 is the oldest version still available from Synium Software. [/wpfmb]

MacFamilyTree 4.5: Product Page
Publisher: OnlyMac Software (Now Synium Software)
Type: Genealogy Application
License: Commercial/Download ($49, $20 Upgrade from version 3)
Last Updated:27 July 2007
GEDCOM Support: Yes Software Auto-Update: Yes
Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Italien, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Nederlands, Japanese
Universal Binary? (For both Intel & PPC-based Macs): Yes
Hardware Requirements: Apple PowerMac with G3 or higher, 1024×768 resolution
MacOS Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 (version 4.4) Mac OS X 10.3 (as of version 4.2.1) – Mac OS X 10.2.x or earlier – use version 4.2.0 or below (see older version listing below for Classic)
Download: MacFamilyTree Demo (From OnlyMac Software, 5.9 MB)
Demo Limitations: Fully functional, however no entries can be saved.
Forums: Unofficial Forum at

Official Description: MacFamilyTree offers all you would expect from a modern genealogy application. It has been completely re-developed from scratch by using the programming tools from Apple. With MacFamilyTree you can create in a fast and elegant manner, a general view of all relations and kinship and show it in impressive, graphical views. Extensive print options are also offered, as well as the option to publish your family tree on the Internet or burn it directly to a CD.

MacFamiliyTree 4.2.3 - Reliability and Sourcing

Official Notes:

MacFamilyTree is fully based on the Gedcom-standard for international exchange of genealogical data. All features make full use of the modern, graphic capabilities of Mac OS X. Simultaneously editing of several trees is no problem, nor is it to connect or merge several family tree files. Photos from iPhoto can be imported using Drag-and-Drop and the finished family tree, including the photos, is uploaded to your .mac iDisk on the Internet with one click.

Reviews: (If you’d like to contribute one, Contact us)
Macworld Review – June 2007
Family Tree Magazine – Aug 2005:
Mac users who’ve chafed at the dominance of Windows in genealogy software — which exceeds even the Windows-ization of corporate America — will cheer the release of MacFamilyTree 4.5. It’s the most Mac-like genealogy program yet, not only in execution but in style. Indeed, it may be better-suited to Mac enthusiasts who happen to do genealogy than to genealogists who happen to own a Mac.
The Mac Observer – Dec 2004
Janet Tokerud – Aug 2004>
macCompanion (now MacTech, newer version) – Sep 2004
MacWorld’s Genealogy Software Roundup (2001): Part I and Part II

Other Products/Older Versions by OnlyMac Software:
Version 3.6.7 – Supports Mac OS 9/Classic using CarbonLib at OnlyMac Software

Version History:
For versions after 4.2.1, please see this link – Once these are formally archived, the version history will be updated here.

Version 4.5 – July 27, 2007

Version 4.4.9 – July 6, 2007

Version 4.4.8 (June 25, 2007)

MacFamilyTree Version 4.4.7 (June 8, 2007)
MacFamilyTree Version 4.4.6 (May 22, 2007)
MacFamilyTree Version 4.4.5 (May 14, 2007)
MacFamilyTree Version 4.4.4 (April 20, 2007)
MacFamilyTree Version 4.4.3 (April 7, 2007)
Version 4.4.2 (March 16, 2007)
Version 4.4.1 (March 8, 2007)

Version 4.4
Version 4.4 Changes
* Includes “Reports: MacFamilyTree got a new major topic. The first available report is a kinship report that lists all related persons to the currently selected family. The kinship report can show all relatives and name them up to the 6th generation. The revised Person List is also under Reports as well as the Summary.”

Older MacFamilyTree Version History