Mac Genealogy Software

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Free Mac Genealogy Software

Commercial Mac Genealogy Programs

Mac Genealogy Programs Certified for FamilySearch

FamilySearch Certified Products and Services

Running Certified programs for FamilySearch that were created for Windows on a Mac

  1. You will need a valid copy of Microsoft Windows.
  2. You can partition your hard drive and create a windows section on your computer which will allow you to run any of the certified programs for New Family Search on your computer. You would partition your hard drive using Apple's Boot Camp. Boot Camp comes preinstalled on your computer. The program walks you though step by step how to parition the hard drive although I do recommend that you print out the instructions before you begin. Apple
  3. As alternatives to BootCamp there are a few virtualization programs that allow you to run the Windows OS as you would a native program program.
  • VMware Fusion 7 is currently $69.95. It has a feature called Unity, which allows you run Windows programs like native applications. VMware
  • Parallels is currently $79.95. Parallels contains a feature similar to VMware Fusion's Unity called Coherence. Parallels
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox is free open-source software similar to Vmware Fusion and Parallels. Virtual Box