Researching gen software

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A quick set of links for researching which genealogy software program to choose.

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Researching gen software

  1. 1. Choosing genealogy software Date
  2. 2. On-Line Information by vendors <ul><li>Here are a few vendors with online videos or tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>There are many more vendors and most have online information/ sales pitches about their products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy (free) video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Tree Maker - webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac Family Tree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google the software that interests you to find its website. </li></ul>
  3. 3. On-Line Software Comparisons Make sure any comparisons or review you read are of the recent versions of the software. About.com has informative pages on all aspects of genealogy, including software. http://genealogy.about.com/od/family_tree_software/Genealogy_Software_Family_Tree_Programs.htm “ No1Reviews.com” --a commercial site-- has a convenient list of top gen programs with links
  4. 4. Genealogy Bloggers Review Software “ Dear Myrtle” blog has a series on basic genealogy that includes discussion of software. http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2010/10/choosing-genealogy-management-software.html “ Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter” covered Macintosh software http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/06/genealogy-programs-for-macintosh.html “ Geneabloggers” discussed top gen software http://www.geneabloggers.com/gensoftreviews-presents-2010-users-choice-awards/ “ Genealogy Insider” Diane Haddad also covered award winning gen software. http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/CategoryView,category,GenealogySoftware.aspx
  5. 5. User Reviews Amazon sells most of the available gen software. Each product’s page has numerous reviews by users. Often, such user reviews include the extremely disgruntled--so take them with a “grain of salt.”
  6. 6. Find this presentation online at www.slideshare.com Find the presentation by searching for its title: Researching Gen Software Once you have located the presentation, you can click on my user name to locate other presentations used for UD OLL genealogy workshops and GIG. My user name for SlideShare is LinMack -- but you cannot search for presentations by creators’ names.

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