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The History of Heredis

The adventure began in 1994 when Bernard David, a computer expert and passionate genealogy enthusiast, created the Heredis software for a member of his family who wanted a simple and intuitive program for his genealogy that he had not yet found. Heredis was originally written for Mac. Today it is the leading genealogy software program in France and throughout Europe.

For 25 years, the team has been serving lovers of genealogy and the history of their ancestors. The continual creation of new, performing, simple, innovative and complementary software has without doubt helped enthusiasts to continue their work to great effect.

Heredis maintains its objective to offer the best possible software for genealogy. Each new version is conceived based on input from users who are best able to tell us what is truly needed.

Our customers are our greatest asset. With Heredis, every idea and every development has come from the suggestions of a customer. We listen carefully to every remark sent to our team, which will perhaps give birth to a future project.

Origin of Heredis name

It comes from the Latin word heres, heredis (genitive) that gave its name to the software. Here is the definition: *hērēs (haerēs), ēdis, **heir, heiress, legatee. **offspring (of a tree).

The Heredis Team

Based in Montpellier, at the Millénaire, the Silicon Valley of the South of France, the Heredis Team includes ten developers. Their specificities: passionately immersed in the world of computer science, they were all immediate converts to genealogy the day they joined Heredis. They work in close collaboration with our users daily via the dedicated forum.

Heredis 2021

22 September 2020
Dynamic ancestors wheel – Dead ends – Declare a person as complete – Import indexes and dozens of improvements! Read more

Heredis 2020

12 December 2019
Zoom in on the World – Geolocating Place Subdivisions – Zoom in on a Place – Bordering Places- A new Family Tree Mapping – Midnight blue Theme – Custom Reports: Sources and Places – Many improvements! Read more

Heredis 2019

4 December 2018
Heredis launches its 2019 version, a version adapted to American genealogists. » Download the press release » Watch the video Read more

Heredis moves

24 April 2017
Heredis invests in 400m2 of renovated offices in the heart of the millennium district in Montpellier to welcome new employees and continue its international development. Read more


9 December 2015
BSD Concept launches Heredis for Android! Free and available on the Play Store, genealogists can now move everywhere with their family tree files on all their Android devices. » Read the press releases Read more


15 July 2014
BSD Concept has been taken over by its employees in the form of a SCOP. Read more

20 years

15 January 2014
Heredis celebrates 20 years of existence. Read more

App Store

24 January 2013
Heredis for Mac is on sale on the App Store. Read more

Blue suite apps

8 May 2012
Launch of Heredis Blue Suite for PC, Mac and iOS in France and internationally. Read more

Outside printing

21 January 2010
Heredis offers its users the possibility to print large format family trees directly from their software to an outside printing organisation. Read more

Planète Généalogie

17 January 2007
Launch of “Planète Généalogie”, destined for publications and other researches of genealogists. Read more

N°1 in France

15 February 2006
Heredis voted favorite genealogy software in France according to the GFK France Research Institute. Read more

German market

7 April 2004
Heredis reaches the German market with its version 7.2 for Windows. Read more


17 January 2001
First version of Heredis for Mac aimed at international markets. Read more

Complementary software

10 March 1998
Launch of complementary software for genealogy, notably “La France à la Loupe” and the “Livre de Famille”. Read more


22 January 1997
Diffusion of Heredis extended to retail distribution. Read more

Apple Expo

18 April 1996
Major success for Heredis at Apple Expo (best software, excluding games) Read more

For Windows

24 October 1995
Launch of Heredis for Windows. Read more

For Mac

22 June 1994
Creation of Heredis for Macintosh. Diffusion by press cuttings and meetings with genealogists throughout the French Regions. Read more