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Mac Genealogy
MacMAD May 2016
Jamie Cox
ancestry.com
• ancestry.com is the big name in Genealogy in the US
• They bought everyone else
• Web-based subscription ~ ...
ancestry.com
• Basics
• Create a Tree
• Search Billions of records
• Share research with other users
• Free iOS App in App...
ancestry.com
DEMO
Other On-Line
Resources
• We Need Data. Lots of Data.
• FamilySearch.org (Free)
• Associated with the Mormon Church
• Sear...
There’s an App for That?
Why Use Genealogy Apps vs. Web-based?
• Speed - a Local App is faster
• Apps Work when Internet o...
Sync trees With
Ancestry
Family Tree Maker
• Mac & Windows Apps
• Sold by ancestry.com
• The only app that keeps your Ance...
Ancestry Retires
Family Tree Maker
• Ancestry will end support for FTM
• Sometime after January 2017
• BUT, Ancestry will ...
Family Tree Maker
DEMO
Roots Magic
• Roots Magic is a Windows Application
• BUT, Runs well on Mac under Emulation (WINE)
• Single package from Ro...
Roots Magic
• Synchronization with Ancestry promised by both
Ancestry & Roots Magic
• Excellent, serious genealogy feature...
Mac Family Tree
• Super Nice Graphics
• syniumsoftware.com
• Made in Germany - Popular in Europe
• First Version in 1998
•...
Mac Family Tree
DEMO
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Macintosh Genealogy

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Macintosh Genealogy

  1. 1. Mac Genealogy MacMAD May 2016 Jamie Cox
  2. 2. ancestry.com • ancestry.com is the big name in Genealogy in the US • They bought everyone else • Web-based subscription ~ $200 per year • Totally worth it • Very powerful web application • You’re Mac owners - You have the money • Any Questions?
  3. 3. ancestry.com • Basics • Create a Tree • Search Billions of records • Share research with other users • Free iOS App in App Store • DNA Tests - Match against 1.5 Million others • $99 DNA kit - look for sales
  4. 4. ancestry.com DEMO
  5. 5. Other On-Line Resources • We Need Data. Lots of Data. • FamilySearch.org (Free) • Associated with the Mormon Church • Search Census Records, Genealogies, Vital Records • Cyndi’s List: www.cyndislist.com (Free) • Curated List of Thousands of Genealogy Resources
  6. 6. There’s an App for That? Why Use Genealogy Apps vs. Web-based? • Speed - a Local App is faster • Apps Work when Internet or Servers are unavailable • Apps Work with no subscription • Printing Charts, Reports, Books, etc. • More Control Over Your Data
  7. 7. Sync trees With Ancestry Family Tree Maker • Mac & Windows Apps • Sold by ancestry.com • The only app that keeps your Ancestry tree in sync with your local copy • Until…
  8. 8. Ancestry Retires Family Tree Maker • Ancestry will end support for FTM • Sometime after January 2017 • BUT, Ancestry will transfer Family Tree Maker to Software MacKiev www.mackiev.com $69.95 • And, it will continue to be able to sync • Probably better news for Mac users than Windows users • Existing App Roots Magic will gain the ability to sync with Ancestry trees
  9. 9. Family Tree Maker DEMO
  10. 10. Roots Magic • Roots Magic is a Windows Application • BUT, Runs well on Mac under Emulation (WINE) • Single package from RootsMagic.com $20 • Mac-native version coming • Imports GEDcom and Family Tree Maker Files
  11. 11. Roots Magic • Synchronization with Ancestry promised by both Ancestry & Roots Magic • Excellent, serious genealogy features • Keeps track of your sources • ala “Genealogical Proof Standard”
  12. 12. Mac Family Tree • Super Nice Graphics • syniumsoftware.com • Made in Germany - Popular in Europe • First Version in 1998 • $29.99 Mac App Store
  13. 13. Mac Family Tree DEMO

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