Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Peter Straus

I also want to put in a plug for Family Tree Maker in conjunction with Ancestry.   One feature I like about both is, while in different ways, they allow one to be fairly rigorous in documenting sources, a key ingredient in genealogical research that many are careless about, but that becomes essential in reconciling the conflicting connections we have all seen.   (That is also my most severe criticism of FTJP, which contains much undocumented—and inaccurate—information.)  One severe shortcoming though of Ancestry alone is the inability to copy more than a single record at a time, while FTM allows copying trees in whole or in part in FTM or GED formats to make data available to other researchers—including source documentation.

--peter straus

   San Francisco

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