those of you still searching for the right software, these
are my favourite programs, all have their good and bad
points, which is why I use a combination of them.
Ancestral File from The Mormon Church web site.
This software is free, and a very good basic program.
Very easy to learn and use, has many very good reports,
but I find that with a large family database such as mine
that the print outs of the family tree take up a lot of
space, which is why I use other software for that particular
function such as . . . .
is shareware, that is try before you buy, and at around
£8.00 at the time of writing at current exchange
rates represents good value for money. I have found it
to be very flexible, and uses up far less space than lots
of other Family Tree creation software.
Heritage Family Tree Builder, This is a FREE
piece of Genealogy software that covers virtually every
thing, but it's strong point is that it has a Research
Button, load whatever family tree information that you
have, press the research button and it goes out and searchs
the Internet for matches. In my case it found lots of
useful data, simply add this to your tree and search again.
Brilliant ! Of course it will not do everything, you may
have to dig a bit deeper to make sure that apparent matches
are correct but I found it very useful. Also does a very
useful Book style report on the family tree.
Family TreeMaker 2005. This is another very
good program, which is shareware and $29.95 at the time
of writing about £15 UK pounds, although its probably
a bit more since the recent world wide financial problems.log
in to there website to find out more.