2002 Genealogy Software Roundup
9/30/2009
Here's a look at your main software options, including the current versions of familiar programs and a few newcomers.

As software makers race to keep up with constantly changing computer technology, family historians are seeing new choices for computerizing their family trees. Genealogy programs aren't just bundles of CD-ROMs in slick packages anymore — now you can pick from Internet-based programs, free downloads, PDA-compatible products and software that comes on a single super-capacity disc. Here's a look at your main software options, including the current versions of familiar programs and a few newcomers:

Ancestral Quest 3.0, Incline Software, (800) 825-8864, <www.ancquest.com>. Standard edition $44.95, CD Suite $54.95. Requires Windows 3.1 or higher, 2MB RAM, 4MB hard disk space. This strong all-around program is easy to use and excels at navigation and source handling. It's also compatible with Personal Ancestral File (PAF), below.