Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general
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You forgot to inform us if you are computer comfortable.
Do you know how to create backup and can you create
the data on your own computer?
If so, I suggest Brother's Keeper for almost everything
you ask for.
It has it's own database.
There are over 100 types of data you can enter, with sources and notes.
You can add photos and documents as linked files, I think the
author told there is no known limit, I asked when I got to 20 documents
and wanted to know if I should add only photos or if I can link in
census, ellis island, draft cards, etc. You can add in any file type,
but I have not looked how to open each within BK, I open PDF with
There is a dedicated field for name variations, Hebrew,
nicknames, and many more. I add names in Hebrew without problems.
GED files can be exported and imported. I think you can split the database
by descendants, but I have not tried.
My "tree" has on my mother's side both her families, on
my father's side, both his parents, both my grandmother's parents
and a family that is close to me but not related, 2 brothers married
2 sisters. A total of 6 families and some small families that I added later.
You can print reports with or without duplicates (cousins that married).
I do not like the way the family tree prints page by page.
Until about 2000, you could use dot matrix printer and
print length wise on continuous paper. I now use a program
called "Agelong Tree" to produce family trees. I am hardware
limited to about 20 meters, (60+ feet) due to limitations of
hardware/software. I print the file at architect offices on plotters.
Anyone who wants to see a sample of the tree output I can send
a file with only dates and initials of 868K .
When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 06:37:55 PM GMT+3, Teewinot <teewinot13@...> wrote:
I've decided it's time I got some software to make my family tree, but
there are so many to choose from, it's giving me a headache! So I
thought I'd ask for recommendations.
Here is what I need:
1. A program that lets me include every family member (siblings;
cousins; aunts and uncles; 1st, 2nd, etc. marriages; etc.) in one giant
2. A program that lets me enter birth, marriage, death info that is
printed right on the tree itself, so I don't have to refer to any other
3. A program that will let me print out this tree, even if it means
taping together a whole bunch of sheets, and will also allow me to make
the tree into a PDF file, so I can share it via email.
4. A program that is a true family tree, not just sheets listing
people. (A cousin gave me a printout like that, and it's way too hard
5. The program must be compatible with Windows 10.
I am not interested in anything else. I don't care if the program has
search the Internet features or not. I don't care if it's capable of
uploading or downloading data. I just need to be able to consolidate
all the hand-drawn trees and other papers I have into one coherent tree.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
RESEARCHING: FRIEDMAN, MILLER, BERKOWITZ (Grodno,
Poland/Russia/Belarus); GEIST (?,Russia); GLICKMAN, KLUGMAN, STURMAN,
KAPLAN, ROTENBERG (Bilgoraj, Lublin, Poland/Russia); LIEB/LEIBOWITZ,
BLAU (Jassy/Iasi, Romania); GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia);
KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol, Poland/Russia)
KOPCIANSKY (?, Poland/Russia); GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania);
CYRULNIK (Suwalki, Poland/Russia and Kalvarija, Lithuania)
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