Family Tree Builder Now Available for macOS Catalina and macOS High Sierra


We’re happy to announce that Mac users with operating systems Catalina and High Sierra can now download and use MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, for free! Enjoyed by millions of users around the world, our family tree software combines innovative technologies with easy-to-use features.

We have received frequent requests from users who have one of the two Mac operating systems and wanted to continue using Family Tree Builder, their favorite genealogy software. It was important to us to enable these users to continue their family history research, build their family trees, add photos, access historical records, and more within Family Tree Builder. We thank you for your patience as we worked on this version. 

This version of Family Tree Builder for Mac, like the previous one, is a Family Tree Builder Mac version that looks the same as our desktop software for Windows, and does not require Windows or any additional setup or configuration when downloaded. It uses a system for porting Windows software to Mac called CrossOver by CodeWeavers.

Download Family Tree Builder for free

Family Tree Builder’s main features run the same in the Family Tree Builder Mac version, including Sync with MyHeritage, Smart Matches™, Record Matches, the Consistency Checker, charts, etc. However, there are several minor features not compatible with the Mac OS X that will be unavailable for Mac users. 

Once you have downloaded the file, double click on the downloaded file to open the Disk Image. On the window that appears, simply drag the MyHeritage Family Tree Builder icon to the macOS Applications folder.

Once installed, the software will run directly on Mac computers. 

Learn more about the features of Family Tree Builder in the MyHeritage Knowledge Base


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  • MARY A Stair

    October 19, 2020

    Do you have this for windows too ?

    • Esther

      October 20, 2020

      Hi Mary,

      Family Tree Builder has always and continues to be available for Windows users.

      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Gus

    October 29, 2020

    Finally a Catalina version. Very long wait was disappointing particularly as developers know about 64 bit Mac software needs long ago. However, I am happy I now have it.

  • Jeremy Dahl

    November 9, 2020

    FYI – I just installed CrossOver on my Linux machine and successfully installed and started Family Tree Builder on Ubuntu 20.

    I think you can advertise that as well at least as a beta.