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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.

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  • Special25
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    I vote for iFamily as well on the Mac.

    It isn't being developed so much any more but is still a great product and very easy to use.

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  • khuebner
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    Tmg

    Since a few people here have asked for more details on TMG, here are a few answers (far more could be said about all the excellent features, though).

    First, I've used TMG for something like 20 years now. It has always been considered one of the top programs for serious genealogists. By serious, that means anyone who cares about getting things right--not just professionals. When I was a beginner, I wanted a program that I wouldn't grow out of. Many people start with Family Tree Maker but get fed up with its limitations--it is the most widely used but that doesn't mean it's the best.

    TMG incorporates input of DNA data (I look forward to having some to put in).

    TMG has very robust options for recording sources.

    TMG has fields for surname parts such as "van" and can be used in languages other than English. There are many European users.

    Like pretty much any Windows program, TMG will run on a Mac if you have emulation software such as Parallels.

    TMG will produce both charts and narratives. You can use it to create an entire book full of family stories, or a handsome chart.

    TMG user John Cardinal has developed several inexpensive and well-received companion programs, particularly Second Site, which produces Web output and is highly customizable.

    Wholly Genes, the company that makes TMG, is relatively small but highly responsive to customers.

    There is a vibrant and helpful email list (via Rootsweb) for users as well as a support forum on the company website.

    Again, much more could be said but I think this will answer some of the basic questions for those who are interested in finding a first or a better program.

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  • eljay
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    New Software

    I use Geni.com, my partner and we have between us 106,353 blood relatives, of course we cannot upload the gedfile to FTDNA as it crashes everytime we try

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    My Software is missing

    How come iFamily for Leopard is not listed? It is a fraction of the price of Reunion (for Mac) and has most of the same bells and whistles.

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    I'm just starting to learn about genealogy. Still don't really know what I'm doing

    LEGACY
    was the first program that was idiot-proof enough (I tried a few) to let me do things.

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  • Lklundin
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    Please add gramps to the poll list

    Gramps is a fully featured, mature, open source genealogy software for Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X available in more than 20 languages:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramps

    Please add gramps to the poll list.

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  • Bartot
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    I use
    My Heritage
    Which is the link I got in with FTDNA....I think FTDNA own them

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  • hansonrf
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    Latest Family Tree Maker

    The sync feature between FTM and Ancestry.com online finally lets you keep a family accessible tree in one place (on line) but have the tools of a standalone package (FTM). The iPad app is awesome in appearance and the perfect 'presentation' tool. It stays sync'd too, usually.

    FTDNA had trouble with importing my FTM-created gedcom file (no errors but incorrect); I had to go to PAF first; the PAF export was correct.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I'm one of the "I don't use ..."

    I have a great memory. Yes, I know, you can't pass your memory on when you go.

    My info is in the narrative family history in Word form that I've been working on, and in my Gmail account where I collect info from distant cousins and record things I find for myself, for easy access, and all the saved images of censuses, etc., on my hard drive. I don't focus on any one line, e.g. surname line, the way I know some do. All of mine, including both maternal and paternal for all ancestors, are treated equally (more or less; some are just more interesting than others), so it's pretty much a never-ending job. Fortunately, I haven't found it all that interesting to trace siblings' descendants, for instance (let alone ancestors of siblings' spouses, which is how I find my family, and occasionally even myself, in the trees of completely unrelated people, something I find very annoying) -- whoever comes after me can take that one on.

    Some day ... . I actually had no idea there were so many options. Frankly, if and when I pick one, I'm pretty sure it will be the simplest and most user-friendly I can find, and "features" won't be a big criterion.

    I wonder whether FTDNA is considering the suggestion that has been made here, incorporating testing results into a tree, and is doing some preliminary investigation into which family tree software users prefer?

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    Family Tree Software

    Reunion for Mac's

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  • Rombalds
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    Legacy

    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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  • R Walker
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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.

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  • Chrisrob
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    Family Tree Software

    Hi

    I use MyHeritage Family Tree Builder

    Regards

    Chris

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  • MFWare
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    I tried Reunion, but I decided that MacFamilyTree from Synium Software GmbH is better.

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