GenSmarts Genealogy Software


GenSmarts Version History

The purpose of this page is to make you aware of the latest updates to GenSmarts. These updates are for our paid/registered customers only unless otherwise specified - if you have not purchased GenSmarts, the software below will not work for you. If you haven't purchased yet, use the "Download Trial" button on the left to obtain the current trial version.

Pre-release of support for FTM2014 (click here) and Legacy V8 (click here). A unified update is being worked on and that will be distributed via the automated mechanism below when it is available... for now if you need support for FTM2014 or Legacy V8, you can download it directly from our forum.

To update your GenSmarts to the latest recommended update,
click here and select run/open
(975KB GenSmarts Update Utility)


See our Version 2 page for information on how to upgrade to Version 2 and a tour of the new features.

Latest GenSmarts Updates
Update TypeEditionVersionDate Posted
Manual (see below)V2 Full2.1.2.32June 28, 2014
RecommendedV2 Full2.1.2.13Mar 24,2012
RecommendedV2 FTM2.1.2.18Mar 26, 2012
RecommendedV1 Full1.1.2.12Mar 24,2012
RecommendedV1 MyFamily.com1.1.2.18Mar 26, 2012


Unless you're considerably out of date or have some configuration problems, GenSmarts itself should be checking/notifying you of recommended updates each time you run it. If that's not the case, or if you're having any sort of problem getting updated, use our failsafe update utility below. By default, GenSmarts itself will not alert you to minor or optional updates. If you'd also like to be alerted to these also, turn on GenSmarts TOOLS...SETTINGS...Internet tab... "all updates".

You'll find a change log a bit further down on this page, if you want to see a detailed description of what has changed. If you're unfamiliar with GenSmarts concept of versions and editions click here for help understanding out what version and edition you currently have. There's no charge to download and apply updates, and there's no name/key or other proof of puchase needed, though you obviously GenSmarts must already be installed.

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Other downloads...



Downloadable Manual (Help Contents In A Different Format):

GenSmarts Manual (350KB)

This manual is free for registered and non-registered users. It's an Adobe PDF file. Chances are you probably have the software on your PC to display this, but, if not, you can get it free at this link . If you simply click on the link, your browser may simply open the file and display it. That's fine if you just want to see what it looks like, but if you want to download the file to your hard drive, you may have to use the "right-click on the link" technique mentioned above.

Downloadable USA Place Names "Ambiguous" Reference Report:

Ambiguous Place Names Report (1.7 MB)

A free reference we created showing which place names in the US exist in more than one county in a given state. It's an Adobe PDF file like the manual above, so follow those instructions to view it. If you simply click on the link, your browser may simply open the file and display it. That's fine if you just want to see what it looks like, but if you want to download the file to your hard drive, you may have to use the "right-click on the link" technique mentioned above.

GenSmarts Change Log


Code Base 11232

GenSmarts Full Edition Published June 28, 2014
Versions 2.1.2.32 and 1.1.2.32

There have been a series of niche updates over the last year - things only affecting a segment of the user population and for better or worse, these are not in the general update system for all users, but rather were posted in the forum for manual download. Updates include things like support for FTM2014, Legacy 8, and some minor tweaks so the installation process in Windows 8/8.1 is a bit smoother. Note that support for the new file versions requires Version 2 of GenSmarts. Here's a direct download link to this update: http://dl.filekicker.com/send/file/239247-Z36W/GenSmartsV1ANDV2X1232Setup.exe. With GenSmarts closed, you can install this "over the top" of what you have.


Code Base 11218

GenSmarts Family Tree Maker Special Edition Published Mar 26, 2011
Versions 2.1.2.18 and 1.1.2.18

See changes in full edition 11213 listed below
2.1.2.18/1.1.1.18 are simply the special edition version that matches the full edition 1.1.2.13/2.1.2.13

This special editon is a subset of the full edition and only supports:
- (GenSmarts Version 1) FTM 2006 and earlier versions
- (GenSmarts Version 2) FTM 2012 and all earlier versions

For support of other file types, you'll need the full edition

Code Base 11213

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Mar 24, 2011
Versions 2.1.2.13 and 1.1.1.13

1940 US Census Support
A minor improvement in place name recognition where no default country is specified
Changed the default directory for TOOLS...EXPORT PLACE NAMES
Fixed bug in finding suggestions based on TMG flags
Fixed bug in finding suggestions based on TMG flags
Fixed bug in Family Search MA Births

Code Base 11198

GenSmarts Family Tree Maker Special Edition Published Dec 12, 2011
Versions 2.1.1.98 and 1.1.1.98

See changes in full edition 1.1.1.92 listed below
2.1.1.98/1.1.1.98 are simply the special edition version that matches the full edition 1.1.1.92/2.1.1.92

This special editon is a subset of the full edition and only supports:
- (GenSmarts Version 1) FTM 2006 and earlier versions
- (GenSmarts Version 2) FTM 2012 and all earlier versions

For support of other file types, you'll need the full edition

Code Base 11192

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Dec 12, 2011
Versions 2.1.1.92 and 1.1.1.92

FTM 2012 support (V2 only)
A tweak to recognize place names with no period after an abbreviation, such as "St Bernard"
A workaround for occasional bad data being passed by RootsMagic when running withing RootsMagic (error GSEC99)
Bug fix to remove the limit of 2GB on files openable by GenSmarts

Code Base 11191

GenSmarts Full Edition Published May 17, 2011
Versions 2.1.1.91 and 1.1.1.91

A bug fix that for a couple of FamilySearch links
Plus link updates for NEHGS
Plus link updates for Scotland's People

Code Base 11187

GenSmarts Full Edition Published May 10, 2011
Versions 2.1.1.87 and 1.1.1.87

A couple of bug fixes to 11185:
Improved detection for VFP driver with TMG files
Workaround for MS bug that caused form filling to not work on a few PC's
Improved FTM 2011 detection/integration

Code Base 11185

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Apr 27, 2011
Versions 2.1.1.85 and 1.1.1.85

A couple of bug fixes to 11183:
A bug related to custom flags in TMG when using multiple data sets
A bug relating to chronology not being properly formed in some rare cases

Approximately 50 FamilySearch.org databases added... mostly US State BMD

11183

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Apr 9, 2010
Versions 2.1.1.83 and 1.1.1.83

A couple of bug fixes to 11181:
A bug relating to the 1900 US Oklahoma Census at Ancestry.com was fixed
A bug was fixed that was causing EInvalidCast when loading a Gedcom

Code Base 11181

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Feb 18, 2010
Versions 2.1.1.81 and 1.1.1.81

This is the general release of a number of small enhancements and fixes that have been under testing as versions x.1.1.63 through x.1.1.80
One additional bug was fixed relating to how GenSmarts reacts when a Vista/Win7 user migrates from IE7 to IE8
Fixed bug where Version 2.1.1.80 was mistakenly labeled 3.1.1.80

Code base 11178

GenSmarts Family Tree Maker Special Edition Published Feb 4, 2009
Version 2.1.1.68

See changes in full edition 11171 through 11176 listed below
This special editon only supports:
- (GenSmarts Version 1) FTM 2006 and earlier versions
- (GenSmarts Version 2) FTM 2010 and all earlier versions

For support of other file types, you'll need the full edition

Code base 11176

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Feb 15, 2010
Versions 2.1.1.76 and 1.1.1.76

Code base 11175

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Jan 30, 2010
Versions 2.1.1.75 and 1.1.1.75

Added support for Pilot.FamilySearch.org free USA Census (1850,60,70,1900,20)
Added support for Ancestry.com "New Search"
Brand new gedcom import logic, handles sources and Mac gedcoms
Improved source detection for birth and death events
Lots of little bug fixes here and there

Code base 11171

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Apr 17, 2009
Versions 2.1.1.71 and 1.1.1.71

- Added support for IE8
- Fixed confusing wording on dial up user update check notifications
- Made update downloads more reliable/retryable
- Removed check for Foxpro driver for RM4 in Welcome Wizard
(no additional drivers are needed for RM4)

Code base 11168

GenSmarts Family Tree Maker Special Edition Published Feb 4, 2009
Versions 2.1.1.68 and 1.1.1.68

See changes in full edition 1.1.1.63 listed below
This special editon only supports:
- (GenSmarts Version 1) FTM 2006 and earlier versions
- (GenSmarts Version 2) FTM 2009 and all earlier versions

For support of other file types, you'll need the full edition
which supports all FTM file types, as well as many more programs

Code base 11163

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Jan 28, 2009
Versions 2.1.1.63 and 1.1.1.63

Minor bug fixes for both Version 1 and 2

Version 2 Only Updates:
- more improvements to RootsMagic 4 support
- added support for "primary" birth/death tags in TMG
- fixed bug in TMG marriage source importing
- several bug fixes in advanced filtering

Code base 11160

GenSmarts Full Edition Published Jan 13, 2009
Versions 2.1.1.60 and 1.1.1.60

Minor bug fixes for both Version 1 and 2

Version 2 Only Updates:
- improvements to RootsMagic 4 support



Click here to see older change logs.