Re: Genealogy Programs #general


The Rootsweb genealogy conference is happening this weekend. It's free to attend online. Vendors will be selling their products at a discount. Rootsmagic is on sale for $20. At that price, if you don't like it try something else afterward. Take a look at their site.
I bought it because it is inexpensive. It can pull data from Ancestry, Familysearch and someone else. You can export your tree as a read only file and burn it to a CD or put it on a thumb drive for other family members to enjoy.
You can download the basic version for free as a trial. 
To be honest, I don't like their default family tree views. They will require tweaking or cleanup. I don't like their method of imputing sources. It is very structured. 
I also bought the Gensmarts software. It will go through your Rootsmagic database and give you very good suggestions on where to find additional data. It will work with other genealogy software too.

The link to the sale price is below.
Jonathan Shevis

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