If I can get used to it, I will pursue it. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at anytime. I have not liked recent versions of FTM. I had been using rootsmagic on windows which I liked alot. Très convivial, il satisfera le débutant, et les passionnés de généalogie. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN! The navigation to and from other generations is simple, requiring only a click on the designated person. I had a learning curve but then genealogy is complicated. I have been using RootsMagic for 5 years. Quit after I couldn't figure it out. I use FTM 2014 and several trees on ancestry. I think this app is simply great! When you start using GRAMPS it has a rather steep learning curve. Une merveille de qualité, application très aboutie. I would like to use Gramps as my main genealogy program, it is the one I prefer. Being able to store those notes on a cloud drive that I can access from any computer is enticing. Every now and then a evaluate other genealogy software but so far I always returned to GRAMPS. adding parents is a tedious task. http://www.cft-win.com/ I also have a license to Rootsmagic and Legacy Family tree. Get the best reviews, product advice, news and more! Get newsletters and notices that include site news, special offers and exclusive discounts about IT products & services. Il peut même servir pour des personnes qui ne sont pas décédées. I doubt such developers can take any reasonable decisions in other areas and produce anything valuable. So, one has to be prepared to spend some time looking for the appropriate information. You seem to have CSS turned off. I started my ancestry tree from scratch to be able to check and add to his work but can access MyHeritage if I have a question.I loaded my ancestry.com tree into WikiTree for safekeeping and for the fact that I am always drawn to the 'one tree' concept, life familysearch. For example, you may be limited to how much you can see of your family tree. It is important to note, however, that free genealogy software has many limitations compared to the best genealogy sites and best family tree software. However, their source & citation templates are lousy; definitely not up to EE standards. The RM reports are superior, as well as the source & citation area. I agree to receive these communications from SourceForge.net. Simply the best genealogy software. I.e. My main program is RootsMagic. I also have Family Tree Maker for Mac, but don't use it very often.I have begun entering information at FamilySearch.org.I have also started entering information at WikiTree and WeRelate, but would like to find a way to keep everything in synch. I use also Legacy Family Tree and sometimes Ancestris (no big problems with gedcom export / import with Gramps). The documentation is not even close to current, so I am moving on. Sure, for me the only trouble with Gramps are those "unattended errors" that happen several times a day, sometimes several time a session. The problems come when you upgrade your PC or OS and suddenly your software won't work anymore and you have to upgrade or change your program. The expanding number of genealogy programs on the market makes it easy to research your ancestry. You can attach links and other media to entries, helping to clarify information or to provide fun facts. Also, the reports are weak. within GRAMPS the entry of data is very efficient. I get the following: FTM has had quite a few growing pains but the last few updates seem to have stabalized the program - there are still problems however. The location feature is particularly useful. Welcome to my genealogy blog. Paid programs offer more features, such as more ways to create charts to display your family tree and more ways to denote complex relationships, such as a mother who married several times. You can group people and families into a  Focus Group  for easy export, and select many report types, including narrative style and charts. I recommend Legacy or RootsMagic as I believe they are the two best programs. I also find the product to be difficult at times as some things are hidden deep with out much explanation , it would be nice to have a manual for purchase to use as a reference. The date feature is also quite good. Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin provided me with a review copy of his latest book, The Spyglass File , three weeks ago and I have been reading s... For my readers:  What desktop software programs and/or online family trees do you use for your genealogy research? (this comment may seem redundant but unicode support should not be taken for granted - major commercial programms do not support it). I understand that I can withdraw my consent at anytime. The second major gripe is that Windows is treated like a poor orphan. I appreciate not having my data locked into a proprietary file format. Right-click on the ad, choose "Copy Link", then paste here → I'm waiting to see how that goes before I decide whether to stick with RM or consider Legacy in the future. I think it's misleading, Randy, to leave out the last two entries ('not in this list' and 'none at all') in the sorted list.There will undoubtedly be very good reasons for those decisions, and their position in the sorted list would indicate whether they're worth investigation. I spent 1 hour trying to add a child to myself. Very scattered. I do try to review others as they make major updates in case some "just gotta have" features comes along. Joel ale... ... Did you miss that genealogical conference or seminar that your genea-friends or favorite genea-blogger raved about? I applied for bug account but never received the verification (20 hours and waiting). Have installed 2.6 and 3.0 but still get the message and installation stop. Instead of just viewing one generation below and above, you can see three generations. However, there are several areas that could be improved. Legacy Standard supports adoption. I do have a tree on Ancesrry, in fact two public and one private tree on that site. Dear Ancestry.com: Are You Fixing These Problems? I would like to use Gramps as my main genealogy program, it is the one I prefer. I do like the ease of using it now that I'm used to the differences, and also the ease of running reports. I use Brother's Keeper. You will receive a verification email shortly. I use Reunion to support my research and several online trees as cousin bait, but I think Tony Proctor is right. There lies the problem. I have Ancestral Quest, PAF, Roots Magic, FTM, Heredis, Gramps, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestris, Dorot Tree, Brothers Keeper, Family Tree Builder installed on my laptop which I use as part of teaching and presentations to show the various software packages available. Please refer to our. LifeLines is an MIT-licensed tool for genealogy which sports a text-based interface, and although it has not been updated in several years, is recognized as one of the first open source projects for tracing family history. I mainly use Legacy, as I feel it has the most comprehensive set of features.I also use RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker - RootsMagic has some features that I like (such as the check for historic locations), and Family Tree Maker to synchronise with my Ancestry Public Member Tree.