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Gene is a genealogy database for the Mac. Use Gene to store family data and notes, draw and print family trees and pedigree charts, create Web pages from your database, and exchange GEDCOM data with users of other genealogy programs. Gene is capable of handling complicated databases with thousands of names, multiple marriages and divorces, adoptions, illegitimate children, and intermarriage between relatives.



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Linaluna Member IconReview+0

I think Gene 4.3.4 is great and very easy to use. If I hadn't started out my ancenstor search with Gene I don't think I would have come as far as I have today and loved it so much. Other programmes I looked at seems more complicated without helping sorting out your ancestors as much as Gene does.

There's one thing I miss though: a search engine so you don't have to scroll that list of thousands of names to find the person you're looking for. Also, it would be nice to be able to design family trees more personally with colours, fonts, line thickness/shape and such. Or maybe even be able to use pictures in your family tree.

Thank You!

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Version 4.3.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

Yup, it's unfortunate, there was not a forward thinking OSX plan for Gene.
I absolutely prefer this little program to any other for putting all the media and info together to show family history and facts.
Really, really want a native version as soon as I can get it.
There is an opensource program being developed, which I hope will have some of Gene's capabilities called Generation X: keep your eye on it. (yup, time to motivate with competition!)

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Version 4.3.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

Great - I've somewhat commited to Gene with a file of over 45,000 names and still growing. I am however concerned about the future and have asked Mr. Eppstein if he plans to provide an OS X version some time.

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Version 4.3.4

Has there been an update to Gene for OSX, yet? The system is unbeatable, but need to update to OSX

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Downloads 3,476
Version Downloads 1,983
License Shareware
Date 24 Dec 2001
Platform OS Classic / PPC 32
Price $15.00
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