Brother's Keeper version 7.5

This page was last updated on 31-Mar-2024

Go to the bottom of this page to download the program.

Version 7.5 is available on CD or USB flash drive (thumb drive.) The cost for the CD for registered users who update to version 7.5 is $24 (if you want the new printed manual and the CD) or $19 (for the CD only.) Check the BK online store for details.

To read about changes in BK 7.5 see the Recent Changes page.

Translators click here for Word6set 1.51 dated 27-Feb-2023

How BK7 is different from BK6

Version 7 has a new file structure to allow for more fields and longer fields. All data that you entered into version 6 will transfer into BK 7.

BK7 has the same reports and features as BK 6.6 plus extra reports and features.

Here are some of the changes that are in version 7.

Longer fields

Some fields are longer.

Edit screen

Longer notes


Version 7 does not use Btrieve for the database. Some users have had trouble with Btrieve or wbtrv32.dll and this version will work better for them.

Version 7 can convert your existing data from version 6

Version 7 prints reports in the same manner as 6.6 does currently.

New reports: Version 7.0 has two new reports. The Ancestor Origins report and the 10 Generation Ancestor Circle Summary chart.

10 Generation Ancestor Circle Summary Chart (click chart to enlarge)

Version 7.1 has three new reports. End of Line Ancestors, Twins Display, and Relationship Box Chart.

Relationship Box Chart (click chart to enlarge)

Version 7.2 has a new report. Descendant Circle Chart. Version 7.2 can also print a Table of Contents for the Descendant Indented Book report.

Descendant Circle Chart (click chart to enlarge)

The new Descendant Circle Chart will quickly show you a summary of descendants. The starting person is in the middle. Imagine a Box chart with the left side bent up to the top of a circle.  The person who would be at the far left of the Box chart will be at the top of this circle chart, with siblings going counter-clockwise. This sample chart shows 5 generations, but you can print up to 10 generations.

Version 7.3 has a new report. Descendant Spiral Time Chart. Also other changes.

Version 7.4 has a new report. Ancestor Implex / Pedigree Collapse. Also two games and other changes.

Version 7.5 has a new View option: Five Generation View/Browse. Also other changes.

To read about changes in BK 7.5 see the Recent Changes page.

If you use Norton 360 and it stops BK from installing, click here

Download Full 7.5 Program

version 7.5.15 - 31-Mar-2024

If you do NOT have a working BK7 already, pick one of these two choices and pick RUN

Download program BKSETUP7E.EXE (English only, 17 megs)

Download program BKSETUP7.EXE (plus all languages available, 56 megs)

Download Update

version 7.5.15 - 31-Mar-2024

If you DO have BK7 already and it runs without any DLL or OCX errors, pick this choice and pick RUN

If you ALREADY HAVE BK7 working correctly and ONLY want to update the program and not the language files, download BKUPDATE7.EXE

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