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Revision as of 17:30, 20 November 2013

Choosing computer software

Many genealogists start out with a paper based system. After becoming more involved, you may move to a computer based genealogy program. The advantages of recording your genealogy on a computer are many. Here a just a few:

  • The ease of searching for a particular person to add information is far easier than leafing through a large number of pedigree charts or family group sheets.
  • Can easily install photographs of ancestors on the pedigree and family group charts so as to give faces to the names on the forms.
  • Making changes to spellings or dates, etc. are considerably easier with a computer. Sheets stay neat and clean without smudges.
  • Paper copies can be printed for those who want to have paper copies of genealogy material.
  • Your genealogical findings can easily be sent to another person with a computer.
  • Work on research with others who have the same interest in a common pedigree can easily be coordinated via computers.
  • You will find many genealogical data bases with billions of names that are easily available via computer and many are free such as FamilySearch.org.
  • Putting your genealogy on these data bases which allows others to see what you have opens up the possibility of coming across others working on the same lines. You can either share what you have or acquire information you may have been searching for a long time.
  • There are many associations and family history groups that you can join up with and not have to live near by to get involved.

There are many types of programs available for both the Apple operating systems and the Windows operating systems. There are also programs for tablet computers and smartphones. Below is information on software for PCs and Macs.

Free Genealogy Software for Microsoft Windows

Commercial Genealogy Software for Microsoft Windows

Genealogy Programs for Microsoft Windows Certified for New FamilySearch

FamilySearch Certified Products and Services

  • Ancestral Quest - Access, Helper, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, Multi-Language, PAF Add-in, Print, Sync, Update
  • Ancestral Quest Basics - Access, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, Multi-Language, PAF Add-in, Print, Sync, Update
  • FamilyInsight - Access, Helper, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, Multi-Language, PAF Add-in, Sync, Update
  • Gaia Family Tree - Access, Print, Sync, Update
  • Get My Ancestors - Access, Multi-Language
  • Legacy FamilyTree 7.5 - Access, Helper, Ordinance Status, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, PAF Import, Print, Sync, Update
  • MagiKey Family Tree - Access, Helper, Ordinance Status, Ordinance Reservation
  • Ordinance Tracker - Access, Ordinance Status, Ordinance Request
  • RootsMagic 6 - Access, Helper, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, Print, Sync, Update
  • RootsMagic 6 Essentials - Access, Helper, Ordinance Reservation, Ordinance Request, Print, Sync, Update

Genealogy Programs for Macintosh

Programs for Macintosh Certified for New FamilySearch

These programs are listed here.

familysearch.org/products

Genealogy Programs for Linux