Which Software?


There are so many choices now when it comes to family history software. How do you know which one to buy? Since you will be spending a lot of your research time working with your genealogy software, it is important to find the program you like and that works best for you. While some programs have advanced features that seem to be intended for professional genealogists, other programs are designed to be easier for beginners to learn. Some programs shine in producing printed charts and reports while others are more oriented towards online researchers who prefer to store their research digitally.

Since most of the popular programs have a trial version, why not take a few for a spin before making your final decision?

Published in Family Tree UK November 2014

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Barbara J Starmans is a social historian, freelance writer and obsessed genealogist living in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and has been doing genealogical research for the past 35 years. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada with professional learning certificates in General Methodology and in English Records and recently become an instructor for them with an intermediate course on Social History.

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