Monday, March 30, 2015
Top Five Genealogy Software Programs Under $40
Okay - so you are searching for your ancestors. Most of you are using at least one on-line resource such as Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, etc. That's great. Hopefully you are building your tree, one little branch at a time, collecting information, and WRITING CITATIONS .... couldn't resist, sorry.
If your plan (you do have a plan - right?) is to compile all those goodies into something meaningful and worthwhile - something you can pass on to future generations, then you might want to consider one of the software programs outlined in a recent Genealogy.com blog post.
This is very well written, so I have reposted the whole thing here. In case you are interested, I have public trees on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and WikiTree. Family Tree Maker is my software of choice because it gives me the tools to write my book. If you have a different goal, perhaps a different choice is better for you. No goal yet? Something to think about.
Reposted from the Genealogy.com blog, post by Joy Neighbors 28 March 2015
Genealogists.com begin, yet again, our quest for better ways to organize and improve our researching methods. There are a host of new genealogy products out there, so let’s start by taking a look at some of the latest software.Family Tree Maker 2014 ($39.99) The always-popular Family Tree Maker makes creating and sharing your information simple and fun. Share, update, and sync your family tree from anywhere--all you need is an Internet connection. New for you: Family Views, better organizing tools, and improved report and chart options. Plus, you’ll get a 14-day free trial to Ancestry.com.
Family Tree Maker 2014 ($39.99) The always-popular Family Tree Maker makes creating and sharing your information simple and fun. Share, update, and sync your family tree from anywhere--all you need is an Internet connection. New for you: Family Views, better organizing tools, and improved report and chart options. Plus, you’ll get a 14-day free trial to Ancestry.com.
Family Tree Heritage Platinum ($39.99) This software is connected to one of the largest genealogy databases in the world, FamilySearch.com. Plus, you can search directly in Ancestry.com making searching for and locating records only a click away. New for you: Color Coding family lines, Tags, and an Interactive Research Timeline that uncovers events occurring during your ancestor’s lifetime.
Heredis 2014 ($39.99) Developed in France, this genealogy program is available for Windows and Mac OS. The interface is modern, and accessible, allowing you to tailor the program to fit your needs. New for you: Extended Family and Migrations Map, two new views, and a Find Relationships search.
Legacy 8.0 Family Tree ($34.99) Loaded with new features, Legacy 8.0 makes it easy to store all your genealogical information in one location. Navigation is easy and you can keep track of millions of people with just a few keys strokes. New for you: Origins Report, Migration Report, and Instant Duplicate Checking.
RootsMagic 7 ($29.95) Great for everyone from beginners to experienced genealogists. RootsMagic Explorer makes genealogy easy, from locating an ancestor to editing a file. And, RootsMagic To Go allows you to pop your data onto a USB flash drive and access it on any computer. New for you: Automatic backup and restoring of your data, automatic online searches for ancestor matches, and data error warnings. RootsMagic 7 also runs on the MAC OS X operating system with MacBridge.
But genealogists do not research by software alone: If there’s a lot of “heavy lifting” in your genealogical investigations, we’d be happy to assist you. With our foot-in-the-door access to thousands of libraries and archives around the world, Genealogists.com can help you make your genealogy goals a reality. Fill out the form on our web page and we'll talk.
Posted by Denise Doyon at 5:00 AM