Free Family Tree Maker
When I first started compiling my family tree, it was the old way, with pen and paper. While this might be a good way to begin, after a while I needed to use a family tree maker program to create a GED file. I could then upload the GED file to genealogy sites like Ancestry.com or RootsWeb for all the world to see and hopefully get in touch with unknown relatives.
Being the old scrooge that I am, it not only had to be easy to use, it also had to be a free family tree maker. After trying a number of free family tree maker downloads, I could not decide on a winner, so I use two different free family tree maker programs.
Free Family Tree Maker Starter Edition The Family Tree Maker Starter Edition has limited features, but it has everything to help you create a GED file for you to upload. This was the easiest free family tree maker to use.
MyHeritage Family Tree Builder A bit more advanced but some of the free features really blew me away. Creates great PDF books, reports and charts.
Another nice free program I came across was UncleGED. This is a free GEDCOM-to-HTML conversion tool that will allow you create web pages to show off the family history data that you have collected and exported to GEDCOM files.
You can see a example of UncleGED pages here