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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 February 2013, 02:22 PM
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Kith & Kin

I have used "Kith & Kin" by Span Soft for many years and it has served me well. The sister programme "TreeDraw" alows the production of printable trees, easily modified by the user. The latest upgrade to K&K has introduced "Layers" which can be adapted to show Paternal and Maternal lines. It also allows user defined fields, which can be used for genetic information.
A great suite of programmes.
Old 21st February 2013, 11:39 PM
eljay eljay is offline
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Fasmily Tree Poll

Originally Posted by admin View Post
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.

Easier to use than most others
Old 13th March 2013, 05:44 AM
ldelpino ldelpino is offline
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Reunion (for Macs)

This is the best software for family trees. It is intuitive, you can customize it and it handles large databases with great stability. I've tried older versions of Family Tree Maker and Legacy and Reunion is best by far!
Old 1st May 2013, 03:27 AM
B52 B52 is offline
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Family Tree Maker was best before they became ridiculously expensive along with their gratuitous upgrades and their association with the obscenely expensive Ancestry.com (that also bought up the quaint and charming Roots Webs sites that were so nice to visit).
Old 7th July 2013, 02:25 AM
N Joyce Wilson N Joyce Wilson is offline
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In honesty, I marked two softwares.

My trees, my worksheets are all on Brothers Keeper.
I find when I export a gedcom that it is easiest to put it on Family Tree maker, because that's what most people use, so that is what I buy it for. Other than that, I never use it.
Frankly, I started with family tree but think its a dog for my use.
I like the format 12 Aug 2009 because it never causes a question where 12/08/2009 can and often does.
They upgrade every two or three years or so and I must upgrade also. No thanks.
Their source management is pathetic.
With BK everything is multi simple and straight forward, but John works constantly to answer users request. There is excellent backup for problems.
But mostly its just simple, direct, user friendly but you have all that you need and in a really good format.
If I want to use a format for names, which I do, I can create my own and nobody gripes or refuses to accept it.
I use, this style John Clay(1831VA) Smith. Now I know when this guy started life in anything that I use . He is quickly identified in any list. If I want to go further- John Clay(1831VA)kit#72831 Smith and now I have his starting date and his yDNA record per ancestor trail.
I love BK. John is great and the price is wonderful and any help needed is right there.
Old 21st July 2013, 12:50 PM
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Question Other Family Tree Software Options

I use none of the software listed. I currently use 'Gramps 3.4.5-1' .

Old 21st July 2013, 02:03 PM
bjtexas bjtexas is offline
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Originally Posted by Henk Nijwening View Post
I'm using Linux and a query in this forum got no results. I know there are several Linux progarms and the question is: Any one with positive results?
Gramps http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/i...title=Download

Old 27th July 2013, 12:56 PM
sammy321 sammy321 is offline
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I polled ancestry.com however I use ancestry.ca. Same thing just different country.
Old 6th August 2013, 10:32 AM
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Have been using GENI.com since 2007
Old 22nd August 2013, 02:43 PM
Rhyser Rhyser is offline
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I own three packages for Mac (Reunion, Mac Family Tree and iFamily) and have tried demo versions of a few others (Heredis in particular). It's not on the list, but iFamily has been my main database for the past two years. None are 'perfect', but iFamily does more of what I find important and does it best. My first runner-up was Heredis. In another version or two, I think it could be the winner.


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