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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 9th November 2011, 12:57 PM
itschac itschac is offline
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Uso Family Tree Builder.
Old 21st November 2011, 03:29 AM
Lklundin Lklundin is offline
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I use Gramps, see

Old 22nd November 2011, 04:05 PM
itschac itschac is offline
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DÍ o seu voto - o que o Software Family Tree vocÍ usa?

EU USO MyHeritage Family Tree Builder
Old 10th April 2012, 04:23 PM
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Thumbs up Family Tree Maker is my choice

I have used Family Tree Maker since I started my family tree in 1986. I started out with I believe it was 2.5 and now have FTM 2012. A long time ago I started with it and though I tried one other one for a short while too I didn't like it as well so stuck with my FTM.
Old 12th April 2012, 07:07 AM
Earl Davis Earl Davis is offline
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I used Generations for over a decade and loved it. A couple of years ago I made the switch to Family Historian for the advanced features it offers while still providing a user interface layout quite similar to Generations.

Old 28th June 2012, 04:18 PM
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late to the party

I just submitted a sample (for Y-DNA 37) this week and got registered for the forums last night.

My primary genealogy software is ancestry.com (USA only). I've been a subscriber since 2006. In my opinion, it's getting better as time passes.

A friend gave me Family Tree Maker 2010 about a year ago, but I've only looked at it a couple of times. A cousin may give me a free copy of FTM 2012 in the near future, and it is supposed to work very well with ancestry.com.

Farther back in time I used PAF and still have it installed and actually used it to create the simple paternal line gedcom file I just uploaded to FTDNA a couple of days ago.

I think that I will try some of the other suggested programs. I tried free Legacy several years ago, but my PC then didn't have enough power to run it satisfactorily.

Old 10th July 2012, 09:36 PM
MFWare MFWare is offline
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I tried Reunion, but I decided that MacFamilyTree from Synium Software GmbH is better.
Old 22nd July 2012, 04:02 AM
Chrisrob Chrisrob is offline
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Family Tree Software


I use MyHeritage Family Tree Builder


Old 12th August 2012, 08:36 PM
R Walker R Walker is offline
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I've been using Reunion for Mac, but I have it so messed up I don't know what to do. It seems there is a certain way to make corrections, and I didn't know that. So when I put in my father I gave him his American first name. Then I decided it was more correct to have his original name , so I changed it. Then I found out he had a middle name, so I put that in. So the result is that I have three husbands for my mother, my father with each of the corrections. This has happened multiple times with several lines, and I have tried and tried to fix it. so I haven't used it for a while, and am thinking of starting over with an easier to correct program. Luckily I have only about 300 in my tree.
Old 14th August 2012, 10:47 PM
Rombalds Rombalds is offline
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Did a fair amount of research, chose Legacy & been quite happy. Interested that it was not more popular in your study. However, all software companies will one day (soon?) have to wrestle with the online option. Is that the way of the future (as per Ancestry.com).


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