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Family Tree Software

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Shakil

9:01 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)



For quite some time I have had this thought in my head, and earlier today whilst talking with a Senior member of the family, I thought maybe now is a good time to look in more detail.

Can anyone recommend any Family Tree Software, as I am totally lost on who/what/how much I should be looking at.

I am sure there is NO point getting my developers to write this, as a)Its NON commercial, and b)Must have been done 1000s of times before.

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Shak

dingman

9:47 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I am sure there is NO point getting my developers to write this, as a)Its NON commercial, and b)Must have been done 1000s of times before.

I wish my grandmother saw it that way. Guess who "her developer" is and how much she pays him...

Shakil

9:51 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)



her develeper = You
she pays you = That Grandmotherly love :)

Unfortunately all my grandparents passed away before I was born, so I can NOT comment from experience.

but hey, I am sure she is worth EVERY second that you devote to developing her project.

Shak

rjohara

9:53 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The best Mac software hands down is called Reunion. I don't know about what is available for PCs (though the ones that get the biggest marketing I understand are not all that great).

One of the best uses the Internet has been put to, and an excellent example of a distributed database, is Gendex [gendex.com] with its millions of records. You will want to be sure that your software can output a Gendex file - Reunion does and I imagine most others do also.

HarryM

3:03 am on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The family tree software I use is Brother's Keeper. You can download the (almost) full version for trial.

In MHO it's the best if you are a serious researcher, and it can also provide eye-candy output if that's what you want. You can have several databases, and it provides good input facilities, and all the reports anone would need.

I have the Windows version. I'm not sure if it runs on Mac.

doc

4:01 am on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have been using FamilyTreeMaker for several years and have been quite happy with it. The current version is version 10, has a lot of features. There is also a free personal ancestral file at Familyseach.org, which I have never used but might be a good starting point.

dingman

2:11 pm on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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but hey, I am sure she is worth EVERY second that you devote to developing her project.

Oh, she is. It's just that I could spend an awful lot more time on it than I have available.

Shakil

11:53 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)



Thank YOU for all the help.

Shak