What software do you use to track your genealogy research?

@newtondak (3950)
United States
May 9, 2008 7:18pm CST
So far, I've used the free download from Familysearch.org and found it to work well - and the price is right!
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
10 May 08
I use Family Tree Maker. I got it for my birthday. It also came with a three month subscription to Ancestry.com. I have got far on it so far. It also came with extra software that has pics of postcards and maps from different areas. It came with a couple other disks also that I am going to search when my subscription is up in June. Familysearch.org is wonderful. I used it also before I bought a program to search and keep my records. Another good area online is Tribalpages.com. I has able to hook with someone else doing the same family and now I have around 508 members of the family on my list. You can have a free, or paid membership. I have a free one, so I can't download the information there to my new program though, so I have to do it all by hand in the transfer of information. How are you doing on your search?
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
10 May 08
In some areas I have quite a bit, but in a couple of lines I don't have much. My maiden name was Ferguson, and I think every Ferguson family named their children John, Robert and William! I have a distant cousin who did extensive research on my paternal grandmother's line, so there was no need to reinvent the wheel there. I enjoy finding information about my ancestors that isn't just the basics - more than just name, date of birth, place of birth, etc. etc.
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
10 May 08
I will one day take a recorder over to my mom's house and get everything down on tape. My great grandmother was burned really, really bad in the late 20's or early 30's. My grandmother had to then take care of her and the rest of the family at the age of 11 years old. She couldn't even goto school anymore and had to teach herself. Her father was very, very mean also.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I have used Family Tree Maker from the very start. Now, they have come out with a new one that is great. It takes awhile getting used to.But once you've used it for awhile, it is very easy to use. And,all the other information from a previous FTM program will transfer right into this one. You lose nothing,not even your photos.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I have an older program called Generations. Well, there might be a version of it still on the market, but my version is more than 10 years old. Still, it works well enough for me. I'd just like to find the manual, because I've forgotten how to get it to filter certain records out.