Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general


Peter Cohen
 

In addition, the current version of Family Tree Maker includes the capability to convert you old format FTM data files to their current format.  FTM includes the ability to synch to ancestry.com.  My personal preference is to do my updates online on my ancestry.com tree and then periodically synch it to Family Tree Maker on my computer.  This ensures that my data will always be current and available on ancestry, so if my computer hard drive crashed, all of my data is still out on ancestry. Having it local on my hard drive via Family Tree Maker, ensures that my data will not disappear if ancestry were to go bankrupt and shut down or if something happened to me and my family did not continue paying the ancestry subscription fees. There are free online family trees, such as GENI or familysearch.org.  Personally, I find ancestry's hints and search capabilities set it above their free competition. They are by no means perfect and do not necessarily transcribe all of the records that they claim to have transcribed, but ancestry remains my go-to source.

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