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  • gdanielp
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    Ancestry.com

    I am relatively new to this but came with a rather extensive computer background.

    I wanted something on line so I did not have to deal with platforms, storage, etc. It had to be robust in accepting stories, photos, etc. as well as classic ancestry date.

    The family records were kept in AncestryQuest.

    My experice, with now over 4,500 individuals in the Family tree is that the real power of ancestry.com is its capacity to search in other family trees, wiki style, combined with the extensive data bases such as census.

    One mans opinion.

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    Genealogy Software

    I started off with some simple genealogy program in the early 90’s then was introduced to Family Tree Maker. I still have it on my computer and I keep it up to date with each new version. It is a very good and useful program. It seems to be the most popular and my relatives seem to all use it. For that reason I always have it installed. In about 2004 or so I was introduced to Roots Magic and after testing it for some time I have moved fully to that program.

    Someone said that a new version is not necessarily better than the old one and they are very correct. But on the whole Roots Magic has been very very responsive to our suggestion for changes and corrections to each version as they become available.

    The last thing I have to say is it beats the heck out of pen and paper!!
    Last edited by Parker; 20th May 2009, 05:35 PM. Reason: missing information

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    I started with Family Tree Maker when it was DOS and have upgraded often. When I got to FTM 2008 it was terrible so dumped it in favor of Legacy 7. I am still working to learn that one.

    Dave

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    Kith and Kin is a great one, thanks

    Originally posted by Jim Denning View Post
    http://www.spansoft.org/

    my fav is Kith and Kin and especially the 3.1 version which allows you to cut and paste from the record to the software and backwards. which allows emailing results with much less time involved

    i couldnt vote but i should of been able to
    I used to use Kith and Kin when it was a free down load and just getting started and I loved it. Then my computer crashed and I couldn't find it again for a long time. Thanks for finding it for me. It is the easiest ever and does so much.

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  • Daniel72
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    well I am new to this stuff.... and have no clue what other things do exists.
    I use a free onlineservice wich gives the possibilities of handing accounts to all the fmiliy members with different degrees of editing rights.
    It also has an interesting function to show you a map, where a surname is how common.

    German site:
    http://www.verwandt.de/
    Or if your just interested in maps for surnames:
    http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
    Austrian maps: http://www.verwandt.at/karten/
    Swiss maps: http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/

    US Version:
    http://www.dynastree.com
    Maps:
    http://www.dynastree.com/maps

    Spanish version:
    www.miparentela.es
    maps:
    http://www.miparentela.com/mapas

    Polish:
    www.moikrewni.pl
    (www.moikrewni.pl/mapa

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  • aidan
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    As well as using 'Family Tree Maker', I also use 'MyHeritage Family Tree Builder'.

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  • plowedu
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    Family Tree Software

    You left out MacFamilyTree.
    I also use on-line PhpGedView

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    Ahnentafel concept

    The GEDitCOM tool reflects precisely (no more, no less) the information contained in a gedcom file, as defined in the GEDCOM 5.5 Standard. Insofar as the Ahnentafel concept is not (as far as I know) an explicit part of this standard, this approach to ordering personal records doesn't seem to be included as a display option in the GEDitCOM software. I hasten to add, though, that I'm by no means a GEDitCOM wizard, merely an amateur user. So, it would be preferable to investigate questions of this kind with the tool's designer, John Nairn.

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  • rucksack
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    Originally posted by Gamone View Post
    On the Macintosh, I use GEDitCOM. I find it a very impressive piece of software, which manipulates directly and exclusively a GEDCOM file.
    Can it read an ahnentafel and put the data into the correct places in a gedcom file?

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    Genealogy software

    On the Macintosh, I use GEDitCOM. I find it a very impressive piece of software, which manipulates directly and exclusively a GEDCOM file.

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  • justusla
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    Geni

    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.
    As a complete newbie to all this, I picked one at random - Geni, and it seems to be very good. I have gotten a lot of my family to join, and we are compiling quite a list. What I like is that Geni is Mac- and PC-friendly - no problems using both platforms.

    Does anyone else use Geni here?

    Doug
    R-M269
    mtHaplogroup U5

    HVR1 differences from CRS
    16256T
    16270T
    16399G
    HVR2 differences from CRS
    73G
    263G
    309.1C
    315.1C
    573.1C
    573.2C

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  • spruithean
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    Does PAWriterII count as PAF?

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    Family Historian v4

    I find Family Historian an excellent program and superb especially when dealing with sources and citations. V4 due out in Februrary. See http://www.family-historian.co.uk/index.htm

    Alasdair Macdonald
    Scotland

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    Software for Macs

    Originally posted by JNorstedt
    I am using Reunion for Macs. Best product, excellent customer service! Helpful and interesting Discussion Forum, which is read by the folks at LeisterPro who product Reunion software. They listen to user needs and add features accordingly.
    I too am using Reunion, and I fully endorse JNorstedt's comments.

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    I use Generations, but I'm running it under Linux. I have too many names in it to try to move to another.

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