Brother's Keeper (software)

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Brother's Keeper
Developer(s)John Steed
Initial release1988; 32 years ago (1988)[1][2]
Stable release
7.5.4 / October 15, 2020; 49 days ago (2020-10-15)[3]
Operating systemWindows
Available in20 languages[4]
TypeGenealogy software

Brother's Keeper is a genealogy software program for Windows.[5]

The program functions as a database, a research planner and task organizer, a data analyzer, a chart producer, and a report writer. The software enables export and import in the GEDCOM specification for exchanging genealogical data.[6]

Brother's Keeper used Btrieve as the underlying database engine before version 7.[7]

Brother's Keeper has an email list for user support.[8]


Brother's Keeper is available in the following languages: English, Norwegian, French (Canadian), French (Belgium), German, Danish, Icelandic and Czech, Dutch, Dutch (Belgium), Estonian, Slovenian, Slovak, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Afrikaans.


  1. ^ "Brother's Keeper (original website)". Archived from the original on 1996-12-20. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ "trademark: B BROTHER'S KEEPER (serial no. 77158686), Mark First Use Anywhere". November 22, 1988.
  3. ^ Brother's Keeper
  4. ^ Languages available for version 6.6
  5. ^ "Brother's Keeper 7.0". PC Magazine. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Brother's Keeper Features". John Steed. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Subject: Re: GEDCOM to Access/Paradox conversion ??? From:Xavier Van Dessel - GEDCOM-L Archives -- June 2000, week 2 (#6)
  8. ^ BK mailing list

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