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View Poll Results: Which software do you use for your family tree
Wholly Genes (TMC - The Master Genealogist) 133 8.01%
Legacy Family Tree (Millenia) 166 9.99%
Family Tree Maker 799 48.10%
Family Tree Legends 26 1.57%
PAF - Personal Ancestral File 160 9.63%
Reunion for Mac's 122 7.34%
Family Origins 27 1.63%
The Master Genealogist 9 0.54%
Brother's Keeper 56 3.37%
Generations Family Tree 33 1.99%
Roots Magic 104 6.26%
MyRoots 7 0.42%
Ancestry.com online 205 12.34%
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.
Old 5th December 2005, 01:45 PM
jdchess jdchess is offline
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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.
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.
Old 29th December 2005, 08:39 PM
rod rod is offline
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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
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...


and althought its a site, locateprople has provided mw with a wealth of information in filling in some of my missing history...
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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