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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 2019

4 December 2018

Heredis launches its 2019 version, a version adapted to American genealogists.

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Heredis 2018

13 February 2018

Heredis launches its 2018 version, a version adapted to American genealogists.

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.


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.

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Heredis 2015

12 June 2015

BSD Concept launches a new version 2015 release: everything is now in Heredis. No need for additional software to be installed or paid for, to have all the tools necessary for your genealogy! Heredis 2015 offers new and interesting possibilities for truly ALL genealogists. The proposed innovations are real advances for their work. Heredis 2015 stands out as being the most complete software for managing any genealogy. Major developments in 2015: Direct access to Online Archives – Capture Tool for acts and Signatures – Entry of Shared Events – Diaporama – Photo Editing – Group photo with caption – Family Tree Mapping – Online Albums on Heredis Online…
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15 July 2014

BSD Concept has been taken over by its employees in the form of a SCOP.

20 years

15 January 2014

Heredis celebrates 20 years of existence.

Heredis 2014

8 October 2013

BSD Concept launches a new version of its genealogy software for PC and Mac, the Heredis 2014 version, to go further with your research. The flagship feature is undoubtedly the Search Wizard. This true wizard takes stock of your research and highlights the missing elements of your genealogy. It suggests ways forward and offers online research tools such as Heredis Online, Family Search, MyHeritage, Ancestry … Launch of Heredis Online, the new publishing and online search service.

App Store

24 January 2013

Heredis for Mac is on sale on the App Store.

Blue suite apps

8 May 2012

Launch of Heredis Blue Suite for PC, Mac and iOS in France and internationally.

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.

Planète Généalogie

17 January 2007

Launch of “Planète Généalogie”, destined for publications and other researches of genealogists.

N°1 in France

15 February 2006

Heredis voted favorite genealogy software in France according to the GFK France Research Institute.

German market

7 April 2004

Heredis reaches the German market with its version 7.2 for Windows.


17 January 2001

First version of Heredis for Mac aimed at international markets.

Complementary software

10 March 1998

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


22 January 1997

Diffusion of Heredis extended to retail distribution.

Apple Expo

18 April 1996

Major success for Heredis at Apple Expo (best software, excluding games)

For Windows

24 October 1995

Launch of Heredis for Windows.

For Mac

22 June 1994

Creation of Heredis for Macintosh. Diffusion by press cuttings and meetings with genealogists throughout the French Regions.

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