Thursday, March 29, 2007

Genealogical Software on 29 March Show

With a genealogy techno-authority like Dick Eastman on the show, what better topic to explore than genealogy software. Many listeners have questions about the "best" software to use for genealogy, so we'll try to come up with some answers. In our "Interactive Website" section, we'll explore a couple of the major software sites, where you can learn more about the features, and even download free or test versions of the most popular software. Be ready to follow along as we explore Family Tree Maker, the number one software, as well as other full-featured software such as Legacy and PAF. Other important software to review includes RootsMagic and Ancestral Quest. Many professionals like The Master Genealogist for it's wide range of features.

Of course, that's not all. You'll want to learn about the free site of the week, and a software tip that could just save your computer when things go wrong. Plus, we'll reveal the sales ranking for the software we discuss, something you'll not find anywhere else! Our "Tip from the Pros" should help you get more out of those documents you've been gathering about your ancestors. So, tune in and enjoy!


  1. Kory, your program just keeps getting better and better.

    On the show with Dick Eastman it was mentioned that it is hard to find the download link for PAF. That used to be the case, but now it can be done directly from the home page. The link is on the right-hand side towards the bottom.

    Bill Buchanan

  2. Bill, Thanks for your comments. You are right, you can find the PAF download on the FamilySearch home page. However, the link I provided will also give you a link to the PAF lessons that are posted on that site, and are still hard to find.


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