has announced the winners of its new genealogy software award program.
To be eligible, programs had to be compatible with FamilySearch’s
Application Programming Interface (API), which allows developers to
make their programs work with the FamilySearch site (including the
“New Family Search” online tree-building tool, now being gradually
rolled out to LDS members).
The 2009 FamilySearch Software Award winners
, which include desktop programs, online tools and developers’ tools, were named last night at the FamilySearch Developers Conference in Provo, Utah.
Here's the list (click a program’s name to visit its Web site):Desktop ProductivityAncestral Quest
(Incline Software): Best Listing Tool FamilyInsight
(Ohana Software): Best Standardizer RootsMagic 4
(RootsMagic): Best Dashboard Desktop Syncing or Tree-CleaningAncestral Quest
(Incline Software): Most Comprehensive Syncing FamilyInsight
(Ohana Software): Best Person Separator RootsMagic 4
(RootsMagic): Easiest to Sync Desktop Use of MediaCharting Companion
(Progeny Software): Best for Desktop Printing Web ProductivityGrow Branch
(US Family Tree): Best Web Site Feature for Publishing
(LDS Church members can use this service to submit ancestors for temple work.)Web Use of MediaGeneration Maps
: Best Web Site Feature for Printing TreeSeek
: Best Web Site Feature for Mapping (requires users to have a “New Family Search” account) Developers Choice Awards
David Pugmire’s fsapi.net
: Best API Library
Ben Godard’s fs-ubiquity
: Potential Future Impact on the Genealogy Industry
See FamilyTreeMagazine.com's genealogy software guide
for information desktop programs for Mac and Windows.