Reviews & Awards for Version 5
'Family Historian was the most popular of all the Family History programmes' Conclusion from a survey of members of the Guild of One-Name Studies (10% responded). Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 11 Issue 8, October - December 2013.
Computeractive Magazine Award Computeractive magazine reviews Family Historian and gives it 5 stars and their ‘Buy It’ award (Issue 390, 7-20 February 2013).
Top Rated Genealogy Software Award for 2011-2014 GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award for 'Top Rated Genealogy Software' for 2014. This is the forth year in a row that Family Historian has received this award.
I consider it to be the best genealogy program available 'I consider it to be the best genealogy program available. It also has a friendly and helpful bunch of followers who are always willing to help new (and experienced) users via the forum at the Family Historian User Group www.fhug.org.uk and the FH mailing list', Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society Journal, June 2012, issue 148.
Well worth the wait 'Family Historian (FH) 5 is finally here and well worth the wait. If you’ve never encountered this application before, then you’re in for a treat. Simply put, it’s the best program out there both for charts and managing your extensive multimedia collection, and its picture tools are unsurpassed', Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, June 2012
Reviews & Awards for Version 4
Which? Computing Best Buy January 2012: Which? Computing gives Family Historian 4 their Best Buy award.
Impressively powerful 'An impressively powerful genealogy package that beginners won’t take long to learn', Computeractive, May 2010. The Computeractive ‘Buy It’ logo is a trademark of Incisive Media Ltd.
Group Test Winner March 2010: Your Family Tree magazine does a group test of 6 leading genealogy programs and the winner is Family Historian. 'Its quality shines through', Issue 87
A superb piece of software 'I am not new to this software, having used a previous version and I was mightily impressed the last time, so what did I think of version 4.0? Well it is even better! This is a superb piece of software that will appeal to new and advanced users alike .. It is easy to use and intuitive and it does not take long for a new user to get up and running. Advanced users will find almost everything they need and so this software can allow a user to graduate from basic to experienced without having to change the programme you have to use .. This is a quality programme that I am sure would cover most people’s genealogy needs and more', univadis, November 2009
Winner of ‘Which?’ Group Test Sept 2009: Which? Computing tests 9 genealogy software packages. Family Historian comes out top with the highest overall score, and gets a Best Buy award. Family Historian also came out top in last year’s group test (see below). Which? is the UK’s largest consumer organisation.
An excellent choice.. 'Family Historian allows considerable flexibility over what records - and in what detail - you can maintain, and this version is an improvement on its first release. It’s an excellent choice for the beginner and the more experienced user alike', Family History Monthly, September 2009
The best ‘just got better still 'When version 3 was released .. I used the phrase ‘the best just got better’. And this time? I think that the best ‘just got better still‘, Family Tree magazine, July 2009
Everything you need.. 'The Focus screen is a great way to move around your tree and add relatives .. If you’ve never used FH’s charts, it’s worth downloading the trial version from www.family-historian.co.uk just to try them. The default layouts are easy to follow, though you have almost limitless options to modify the layout and contents .. Single-sex unions, multi-level undo/redo, GEDCOM export with an option to withhold private data, and an updated 200-page Getting the Best From FH book in PDF format round off an excellent package .. Everything you need to record your family tree in one box..., Your Family Tree, July 2009