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View Poll Results: Which software do you use for your family tree
Wholly Genes (TMC - The Master Genealogist) 133 8.02%
Legacy Family Tree (Millenia) 166 10.01%
Family Tree Maker 798 48.10%
Family Tree Legends 26 1.57%
PAF - Personal Ancestral File 160 9.64%
Reunion for Mac's 122 7.35%
Family Origins 27 1.63%
The Master Genealogist 9 0.54%
Brother's Keeper 56 3.38%
Generations Family Tree 33 1.99%
Roots Magic 102 6.15%
MyRoots 7 0.42%
Ancestry.com online 204 12.30%
Ancestral Quest 15 0.90%
I don't use a software 86 5.18%
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Old 3rd December 2005, 08:49 PM
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The Master Genealogists

I use TMG v. 6.0. Years ago I used Roots IV, when support was dropped I switched to TMG. They have a great import engine for those who want to move from a different program to TMG.

I also have Legacy, Rootsmagic and FTM. I maintain all data in TMG and use the others for reports and demos.
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Old 5th December 2005, 01:45 PM
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I still use Generations version 4.2 by Sierra. It's fairly old, but has a very nice UI and great features that many newer programs lack. I've tried several other programs but always came back to this one.
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Old 14th December 2005, 01:31 PM
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Red face Family Tree Maker 2005

I have used FTM since they were Banner Blue, also and have been very pleased with the program.
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Old 29th December 2005, 08:39 PM
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For mac users I'd also recommend looking at MacFamilyTree at http://www.onlymac.de/html/stammbaum4en.html. It's half the price of Reunion and the developer provides frequent enhancement updates.
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Old 13th January 2006, 04:53 AM
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Exclamation Family Historian

Family Historian Version 3 is now available here in the UK and is very popular.
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Old 13th January 2006, 03:31 PM
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Database software vs. reports

I use the Family Tree Maker to maintain my database, but both PAF and Generations Family Tree for reports. I'm not fond of the reports from FTM.
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Old 21st January 2006, 01:40 PM
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I use Cumberland Family Tree for the database and GenoPro for the charts.
I decided to stick with CFT after looking at many other programs, of which those I liked best were Family Historian and GenBox.
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Old 26th January 2006, 11:15 AM
SeanMSilver SeanMSilver is offline
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As an experienced web and software developer, I'd really enjoy creating such an application. I've been working on a personal family tree web application for my own family and I might consider extending this to include genetic markers.

I'll put some thought into this. Any suggestions, feel free to send them my way.

- Sean Silver

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Originally Posted by T E Peterman
I think it would be useful to see a software developed that could make practical use of y-DNA & mtDNA results. Imagine this:

1. a person is tested & has results for 25 markers.

2. the 25 markers are entered into the genealogy software for the individual. He is marked as "y-DNA tested" in the database.

3. the genealogy software then populates all patrilineal relatives with the 25 markers. All are marked as "y-DNA suggested" in the database.

4. if a data conflict develops (eg, two patrilineal first cousins don't come close to matching), the software alerts you to the discrepancy & suggests alternative test subjects from the database to resolve the discrepancy.

5. ditto for mtDNA

I don't know of any software that does this, but it would be really useful.

Timothy Peterman
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Old 24th February 2006, 07:09 AM
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I have used these in the past and found each to have its good and bad points...

Suffolk
7DayFamilyTree

and althought its a site, locateprople has provided mw with a wealth of information in filling in some of my missing history...
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Old 5th March 2006, 10:20 AM
Henk Nijwening Henk Nijwening is offline
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I use Gramps, its free (Linux) and extended
 

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