Family Tree Builder Now Available for macOS Big Sur

Family Tree Builder Now Available for macOS Big Sur

Great news for Mac Family Tree Builder users! We’re happy to announce that we’ve released a new version of our beloved Family Tree Builder software for macOS Big Sur.

Late last year, we released a version of Family Tree Builder for operating systems Catalina and High Sierra. After the release of the new macOS Big Sur, we’ve received frequent requests from users with the new Mac operating system who 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 with Family Tree Builder, and we were able to produce a new version within a few months.

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.

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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.

We’re committed to helping MyHeritage users move forward with their family history research no matter which platform they feel most comfortable with.



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  • Patricia Boehm

    March 2, 2021

    I would like to lean more about my Grandparents and their families.

  • DB

    Daniel Barron

    October 28, 2021

    Family Tree Builder needs to be updated for the new MacOS Monterey. Family Tree Builder is an amazingly excellent application. Please update it. Thank you

  • C


    March 2, 2022

    I agree with Daniel as I have MacOS Monterey and would love to be able to download Family Tree Builder onto my Mac as well as my iPad