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Free Genealogy Programs:What’s Good & What’s NotDick EastmanJan. 14, 2013
Today’s Discussions• Today’s slides are available at:• http://www.eogn.com/handouts/free
Today’s Discussions• Products for Discussion Today:   – PAWriter for Macintosh   – GRAMPS for Macintosh   – Windows:      ...
Today’s Discussions• First, a discussion of GEDCOM• GEnealogyData COMmunications
MacintoshA discussion of free genealogy programsfor the Mac should be very brief: onlytwo are available.
PAWriter          for MacintoshA very simple genealogy programthat performs the basicsNo multimedia scrapbookDoes not buil...
PAWriterfor Macintosh
GRAMPS      for Macintosh (and Windows)•Open Source Software•Moderately sophisticated application•A summary of the active ...
GRAMPS       for Macintosh (and Windows)•Downside: a bit complex to install
GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
WindowsMore programs to choose from
Ancestral Quest
AncestralQuest• Free trial version that stores a limited number of  records• Full version costs $29.95• Written by Incline...
AncestralQuest
AncestralQuest• Super easy to use!• Excellent use of LDS-specific fields• Works with new.familysearch.org
Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree• Two versions:   – FREE (that is very powerful)   – Full version for $29.95   – Several “bundles” are a...
Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree
RootsMagic
RootsMagic• Two versions:   – FREE RootsMagic Essentials   – $29.95 for RootsMagic• by RootsMagic, Inc. (Bruce Buzbee), fo...
RootsMagic
RootsMagic
RootsMagic
RootsMagic
RootsMagic
GRAMPSfor Windows
Personal Ancestral FileAn old program that has not beenupdated in years. Very old-fashioned. However, it remainspopular wi...
SummationHigh-quality genealogy software isavailable for both Windows andMacintosh at no cost.You can go home and download...
Today’s Discussions• Products Discussed Today:   – PAWriter for Macintosh   – GRAMPS for Macintosh   – Windows:      • Anc...
Where to obtain these    programs?All of these may be downloaded online:• AncestralQuest – www.AncQuest.com• Legacy Family...
To learn more about new products orupdated versions of existingproducts, go to:     www.eogn.com
Today’s Discussions• Today’s slides are available at:• http://www.eogn.com/handouts/free
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
Free genealogy programs what's good, what's not
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  1. 1. Free Genealogy Programs:What’s Good & What’s NotDick EastmanJan. 14, 2013
  2. 2. Today’s Discussions• Today’s slides are available at:• http://www.eogn.com/handouts/free
  3. 3. Today’s Discussions• Products for Discussion Today: – PAWriter for Macintosh – GRAMPS for Macintosh – Windows: • AncestralQuest • Legacy Family Tree • RootsMagic • GRAMPS • Personal Ancestral File• These are believed to be the most popular free genealogy products today.
  4. 4. Today’s Discussions• First, a discussion of GEDCOM• GEnealogyData COMmunications
  5. 5. MacintoshA discussion of free genealogy programsfor the Mac should be very brief: onlytwo are available.
  6. 6. PAWriter for MacintoshA very simple genealogy programthat performs the basicsNo multimedia scrapbookDoes not build web pagesFew “bells and whistles”Easy to install
  7. 7. PAWriterfor Macintosh
  8. 8. GRAMPS for Macintosh (and Windows)•Open Source Software•Moderately sophisticated application•A summary of the active person’sparents, siblings, spouses and children.•An interactive map view highlighting placesassociated with one person, a group of peopleor all people in your records.•Good recording of source citations
  9. 9. GRAMPS for Macintosh (and Windows)•Downside: a bit complex to install
  10. 10. GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
  11. 11. GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
  12. 12. GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
  13. 13. GRAMPSfor Macintosh (and Windows)
  14. 14. WindowsMore programs to choose from
  15. 15. Ancestral Quest
  16. 16. AncestralQuest• Free trial version that stores a limited number of records• Full version costs $29.95• Written by Incline Software (Gaylon Findlay, the developer of Personal Ancestral File (PAF) for Windows)• This is an excellent replacement for the aging Personal Ancestral File• Like Personal Ancestral File except that it has added a better database, multimedia scrapbooks, genealogy books, fan charts, and much more.
  17. 17. AncestralQuest
  18. 18. AncestralQuest• Super easy to use!• Excellent use of LDS-specific fields• Works with new.familysearch.org
  19. 19. Legacy Family Tree
  20. 20. Legacy Family Tree• Two versions: – FREE (that is very powerful) – Full version for $29.95 – Several “bundles” are also available• Easy to use• Excellent support!• Excellent source citations, modeled on Elizabeth Shown Mills’ citation styles• Works with new.familysearch.org• Excellent maps• Excellent wall charts
  21. 21. Legacy Family Tree
  22. 22. Legacy Family Tree
  23. 23. Legacy Family Tree
  24. 24. Legacy Family Tree
  25. 25. Legacy Family Tree
  26. 26. RootsMagic
  27. 27. RootsMagic• Two versions: – FREE RootsMagic Essentials – $29.95 for RootsMagic• by RootsMagic, Inc. (Bruce Buzbee), former developer of Family Origins• Excellent support!• RootsMagic To-Go lets you run RootsMagic (program AND data) directly off your flash drive• Works with new.familysearch.org• Very easy to use
  28. 28. RootsMagic
  29. 29. RootsMagic
  30. 30. RootsMagic
  31. 31. RootsMagic
  32. 32. RootsMagic
  33. 33. GRAMPSfor Windows
  34. 34. Personal Ancestral FileAn old program that has not beenupdated in years. Very old-fashioned. However, it remainspopular with thousands of users.
  35. 35. SummationHigh-quality genealogy software isavailable for both Windows andMacintosh at no cost.You can go home and download any ofthese programs this evening and startusing them immediately!
  36. 36. Today’s Discussions• Products Discussed Today: – PAWriter for Macintosh – GRAMPS for Macintosh – Windows: • AncestralQuest • Legacy Family Tree • RootsMagic • GRAMPS • Personal Ancestral File• These are believed to be the most popular free genealogy products today.
  37. 37. Where to obtain these programs?All of these may be downloaded online:• AncestralQuest – www.AncQuest.com• Legacy Family Tree – www.LegacyFamilyTree.com• RootsMagic–www.RootsMagic.com• GRAMPS – www.gramps-project.org/• Personal Ancestral File – www.FamilySearch.org• PAWriter for Macintosh – www.lanopalera.net/
  38. 38. To learn more about new products orupdated versions of existingproducts, go to: www.eogn.com
  39. 39. Today’s Discussions• Today’s slides are available at:• http://www.eogn.com/handouts/free
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