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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 10.00%
Family Tree Maker 798 48.07%
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 3.37%
Generations Family Tree 33 1.99%
Roots Magic 103 6.20%
MyRoots 7 0.42%
Ancestry.com online 205 12.35%
Ancestral Quest 15 0.90%
I don't use a software 86 5.18%
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Old 25th October 2007, 07:39 PM
fmoakes fmoakes is offline
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Originally Posted by Dorisw
The Master Genealogist -- hands down!

Thanks for getting this thread back on topic. Your response is just what was requested for the poll. Could you share the features of The Master Genealogist that you found more useful than others you have seen/used?
Old 19th November 2007, 07:52 PM
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I recently got Family Tree Maker 2008.

I like it.

Wish it had a special place for dna info, though, other than just in the notes.
Old 7th December 2007, 09:29 AM
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I am currently using genibase.com, it is good site to use. I have about 4 generations on both my mother's and father's side of the family. This is what made me get a DNA test done. I want to prove or disprove some of the family stories.
Old 9th December 2007, 12:07 PM
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Family Tree DNA is starting this thread to have you vote for the Family Tree Software of your choice. If you use one that is not listed in this poll, please let me know and I'll be happy to add.
MacFamilyTree. It is Macintosh only, but then again so am I so it works out fine.
Old 30th January 2008, 07:16 PM
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I use GenoPro. it's not on your list.
Old 11th April 2008, 02:36 PM
spideydouble spideydouble is offline
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GRAMPS 3.0.0 is pretty good and it is free.

I have also been using geni.com with over 1,000 other family members. I see it as more of a social networking site for families than genealogy software, but you could use it for that I guess. We have people on there from all over the world and some of them don't even speak English. They have been diligently adding to the tree though and many of them use it as their primary form of contact with the rest of the family now - even over email. Those email SPAM forwards have pretty much gone away ever since. I guess they don't feel the need to send that junk anymore when they can have legitimate contact with the rest of the family.

Now I just have to get them on the DNA genealogy bandwagon. Their main hold-up is the expense, but costs are coming down and soon that excuse will be eliminated.
Old 7th June 2008, 01:46 PM
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Family Tree DNA is starting this thread to have you vote for the Family Tree Software of your choice. If you use one that is not listed in this poll, please let me know and I'll be happy to add.
I use GEDitCOM for Mac

Old 8th June 2008, 11:08 PM
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Family Historian?

I just came across this program when looking around for a new sowftare package. I have downloaded the free trial and particularly like the way you can mask off areas of a photo for linking to individuals (eg. there is a school photo, you can mask off just your relative and then view either the person or the whole photo with a click).

However, I am still struggling to decide whether it is overall that good. The majority seem to use Family Tree Maker (and I note that the 2008 edition has not been getting very good reviews).

So my questions are does anyone use Family Historian? If so, what do you like about it? Have you used anything else and why is it better? If you are using these other programs then why do you think they are the best to use?

Old 9th June 2008, 01:05 PM
Bud Rogers Bud Rogers is offline
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Gramps for Linux

I'm an absolute novice at genealogy, so take my recommendation for what it's worth.

I use Gramps. It works well in Linux, at least for the things I've tried to do so far. I understand it also works in Windows. It is written in the python scripting language and can be extended and modified for those who are into such things.

Wikipedia page about Gramps

Gramps home page
Old 21st June 2008, 07:05 AM
Derby74 Derby74 is offline
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I started out using Family Origins until they changed over to Family Tree Maker.
Sometimes simpler is better!!

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