Family Tree Software (not Sg Design---a Program) Which to buy to show family lineage best?
Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:17 PM
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:32 PM
I used to work with Broderbund and I worked on creating some of the samples you may see on the box. I found the program rather difficult to use, though they may have upgraded it since then. I only speak as a designer----it was really hard to create nice looking trees....but they did seem to have all the data needed to do such a thing.
I don't think you'll be able to merge the info from Family Tree Maker into Photoshop to build upon our collections. But you may be able to figure something out.
What edition are you looking at getting?
It will be interesting to hear about other's experince with this.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:12 PM
I use the program The Master Genealogist for my family tree. Their website is www.whollygenes.com. You can download a 30 day trial of the software to see if it's what you want. This is the program that a lot of professional genealogists use. Their source documentation is based on Elizabeth Shown Mills and Lackey (I forget his first name).
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:14 PM
I use Family Tree Maker and you can print trees, reports, etc. from it.
They improved some of the ways you can print out trees & the number
of generations you want to print out. I am sure you can do some interesting
things with that & digital scrapbooking. My intentions have been to print
out the different generations and put together a 2 page LO with one page
the tree & the second using photos, dates, some journaling, etc.
Let us know how things go. I would love to see some of your LOs & ideas.
With Family Tree Maker I also had a subscription to Ancestry.com
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:56 AM
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:12 AM
I haven't seen any 'family tree' print outs (with actual trees) but they do the geneology version of it which you can do in various ways.
I love FTM!
Am interested to see what you go with though and how you find it! Good luck - family trees are very ... interesting!!
Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:56 AM
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Good luck and I hope you find something that meets your needs.
Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:10 PM
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:15 PM
I believe you can build your family tree on ancestry.com for free. It will keep track for you. But if you want access to the databases for research, you need to pay. Then there are the advantages to purchasing the software, though - its quicker to navigate through and build reports. and easy to use.
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