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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 August 2005, 05:47 PM
Jim Barrett Jim Barrett is offline
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Angry This sucks!

Isn?t it ridicules how much they charge for an update every year or less? I think I?ll stay where I am.
Old 2nd September 2005, 01:09 AM
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I use FTM but would like to find a better program. I also use PAF for the Outline Ancestry Tree report. FTM doesn't have one that I like. When I want a report from PAF I must export my FTM file to PAF to print the reports. I am anxious to find out the results of this survey. A good program to track DNA results would be great.
Old 4th September 2005, 10:30 AM
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GedView is not a full genealogy program, but a free gedcom reader.

The most intereesting thing about it is the ability to see at a glance the

Y-DNA and mtDNA family members.

It's also nice that it's free for download at


The only drawback is that it's very difficult to print the results if they are longer than one page and a print screen...
Old 10th September 2005, 07:15 PM
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Started with this as it was supported by a large user group in the old DOS days. It still provides all my needs. May switch to Family Tree Maker or other, in the future. Reading comments here should give me guidance. The ability to transfer data between programs with GEDCom files was a great decision. - Seymour Paul
Old 20th September 2005, 11:44 AM
floydowsley floydowsley is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ooltewah, TN
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Brother's Keeper

I have used Brother's Keeper for years. I have tried other programs, but I keep going back to my Brother's Keeper. It produces great reports.

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Old 8th October 2005, 02:08 AM
Sherry Beverly
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Help with Generations to another software pkg.

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this, but oh well.
I am trying to change my genealogy file from Generations to another software program. I like the layout and the reports, however it doesn't seem compatible with windows ME and the company no longer offers support or upgrades, since they were sold. My problem is I tried to send by GEDCOM to Family Tree Maker 2006, but my NOTES did not transfer. My sources did transfer, but not the notes. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Sherry
Old 14th October 2005, 03:10 PM
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Family Tree Maker

I use Family Tree Maker but:
Although I have used this program for a long time, I have not upgraded
from the Version 4.5. As I used this software I learned that there was
many misgivings in my opinion. I have got use to these shortcomings and have lived with it, I begin with Broderbund, then Banner Blue, and now
the Window version.
Old 4th November 2005, 10:50 AM
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You should add "Ancestry Family Tree". It is free software provided by Ancestry.com that is very straight-forward and limited in problems.
Old 12th November 2005, 02:43 PM
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Wink Interesting Poll

I have used PAF (Personal Ancestral File) for many years. It can be downloaded from the LDS website at no charge. I have used several of the more popular commercial programs over the years too, but I always return to PAF (not that there's anything wrong with the commercial programs). I do find PAF to be perfectly adequate for my requirements and you can't beat the price!
Old 30th November 2005, 06:01 AM
Henk Nijwening Henk Nijwening is offline
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Posts: 12
family tree and linux

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?


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