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cwa92464 
Posted: 23-Oct-2004, 08:30 AM
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In my humble opinion...

My dad has the FEE Family Treemaker and I much prefer my FREE Ancestry Family Tree. There are things that Family Treemaker just added that I have been able to do for some time. Of course, I started using Ancestry Family Tree first and I like it. He started using Family Treemaker and he likes it. I just think Ancestry Family Tree a little more newbie friendly...Well, that and the fact that I'm a tightwad!!

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I found after checking other programs, I go back to Legacy 5.0. I found it when I purchased the "Genealogy on line for Dummies," book and they had different programs. Some with time limits, some with .gen limits of 50, but the Legacy program was free and with a small exception had the bells and whistles like the others. It allows you to back up your information AND your photo's.


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Posted: 06-Jan-2005, 05:59 AM
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I am a big supporter of free. Here are my sites:

Software: http://aft.ancestry.com

GEDs: http://www.geneanet.org http://www.gencircles.com

There are many others and you do get more info and gadgets at pay sites, but I don't do a bunch of it. Also, look for sites that have the mail groups that will send info when people find stuff or are looking. People are generous when you have a little for them, too.

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I recently cancelled my subscription to geneaology.com. I know some people swear by it, but everytime I was about to get somewhere, I would have to end up paying more money for more information that really wasn't giving me anything that I didn't already know from the free sites I had researched!


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Posted: 21-Jan-2005, 06:11 PM
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I myself have used FTM since it first came out. Currently I'm on version...um...::looks at her discs:: 9.0. I typically don't upgrade to the "latest greatest" version until this one is completely incompatible with what I'm trying to do. I've never had trouble exporting GEDCOM files or even .rtf files for those who don't have the software to open them otherwise. You *can* export without donating to the World Family Tree. I did that once about nine years ago without knowing any better. DON'T DO IT. I was so upset when I figured out what that was for.

A cousin of mine is trying to get me hooked on Legacy...maybe it's because I'm a creature of habit, but I'm just not as impressed with it. I have it on here so that her CDs work, but that's about the extent of it.


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Posted: 22-Feb-2005, 01:43 PM
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My father got Family Tree Maker 2005 and spent weeks entering all of the family history he had been researching for both his side of the family (Daniell, Gore) and my mom's side too (Adkins, Carrithers). He encouraged me to buy the program and I did, but when I tried to understand how it all worked I felt it was beyond me! blink.gif Honestly I've taken on a few too many responsibilities this last year and realized I simply can't deal with another one.

So, I asked my husband to learn how to work with the FTM program and since he's been gathering info on his family too (Gardner, Reid) he agreed... and is having a ball at it! He and dad can talk forever about who they've found and what connection they've made. The really sweet thing is, having acquired photos from several sides of the family now a lot of the entries have actual photos of our ancestors. What a precious thing to see someone who you never knew.

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Posted: 22-Feb-2005, 04:05 PM
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Wow! SB! That is really great news. But just one more thing to keep Reid on the computer though, eh? biggrin.gif I admit the programs are too overwhelming for me too. I am just too lazy to do all that.
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Posted: 24-Feb-2005, 01:23 PM
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Oh yeah! Between the FamilyTree thing and this new game Reid has been playing, I have to do my computering while he's at work!

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