This week I attended a lecture at the Tennessee Genealogical Society. Deborah Atchley was the speaker for the topic, Choosing and Using Genealogy Software. With her permission, I wanted to share some of her links with you. All of the software has great attributes, you have to decide which one works best for you. Some of the programs will offer trials, so take advantage of those deals and see if it has the features you are looking for.
Two of the links I had heard of but knew very little about. After seeing her presentation, I really want to learn more about AniMap and GenSmarts. Every year new programs and software are being introduced to help us in doing our family history, staying organized and doing the research more productively. While all these software programs are wonderful, let me stress to always remember to have a back up in case the program has problems or years from now is not supported by its company, like Personal Ancestral File (PAF) has done recently.
Would love for you to visit the Genealogy Forum and let us know what software you use, the pros and cons and what you recommend for others just starting out. Here are the links that Debbie gave us a brief summary of:
Windows Genealogy Software
Family Tree Maker
Non-Windows Genealogy Software
Family Tree Makker Mac
Mac Family Tree
Other Types of Genealogy Software
Windows Software Reviews
Mac Software Reviews
Reviews on all Platforms
Check out an earlier article on Genealogy Software