Genealogy Software Guide

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1998 - Computers - 269 pages
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This is a much-needed guide to genealogy software. Along with a variety of other useful features it comprises reviews of the major software programs, including commercial & shareware software as well as utilities. We are all painfully aware of the fact that genealogy software changes rapidly, & indeed over the last few years countless genealogy programs have been orphaned with outdated interfaces, inadequate features, & little or no author support, so for this reason the book concentrates solely on software that is current & is still supported by the author or publisher. In addition, new versions of existing software & frequently released updates result in a quagmire of options & choices, so a guide such as this is not only essential for the computer genealogist, it is absolutely indispensable. Bearing in mind some concerns that might be paramount to the reader, the author tackles a number of frequently asked questions before launching into her software reviews, answering such key questions as the following: Why use genealogy software? What equipment do I need? How do I choose & evaluate a program? What are the different types of software available to me? And where can I buy this software? With such questions authoritatively addressed, the author goes on to list each program's major features; but rather than a mere litany of details, functions, & common characteristics, she tries to provide a sense of what the program actually feels like, providing over eighty sample reports & screen shots of the major genealogy programs & software utilities. In this context it is important to note that only IBM compatible software is reviewed here; Macintosh & other platforms, however, are listed & briefly described.
 

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Contents

My Family History
155
Parents
161
Personal Ancestral File PAF
165
PROGEN
171
Ultimate Family Tree
176
WinFamily
184
Genealogy Utilities and Research Tools
187
All About Me
189

What to Expect in Genealogy Software
11
What Are the Types of Software?
13
Sources
14
Multimedia Support
15
Reports
16
Support
20
Reports Examples
21
How the Programs Were Reviewed notes
29
Common Database Features
30
Locating Genealogy Software
31
Where To Obtain Software
33
Archivers
34
Computer Viruses and You
35
Genealogy Database Programs
37
AGene
40
Ancestors and Descendants
45
Ancestral Quest
48
Birthwrite
55
Brothers Keeper
61
Cumberland Family Tree for Windows
68
EZTree
75
FamilyBase for Windows
77
Family Heritage Deluxe
82
Family Matters
89
Family Origins
91
Family Scrapbook
98
Family Tree in a Window
103
Family Tree Maker
108
Generations Grande Suite
115
Genius Family Tree
122
Genus Senior
127
Kindred Konnections
132
Kith and Kin
137
Legacy
142
The Master Genealogist
148
ATools for Windows
190
Clooz
191
Cumberland Diary
192
DeedMapper
193
Family Base
194
Family Tree Builder and Family Tree Browser
195
GED2HTML
196
GEDClean
197
GedPrivy
198
GenBox
199
GenMap UK
200
IGIRead
201
KinWrite Plus
202
My Life
203
Progenitor
204
Sky Index
205
Tree Draw for Windows
206
Macintosh and Other Genealogy Software
207
Macintosh Genealogy Databases
210
Heritage
211
Ultimate Family Tree
212
Genealogy Pro
213
Older Macintosh Genealogy Programs
214
Genealogy Software for Other Operating Systems
215
Database Comparison Chart
217
Genealogy Software Vendors
227
Looking for an Old File?
231
Internet Software Resources
237
Programs Not Reviewed
245
The Mystery of GEDCOM
249
Computer Genealogy Publications
255
Glossary
259
Index
265
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