Software Review: Personal Historian version 2.0
11/2/2011
Is Personal Historian a good pick for you?

Ease of use

  • Price: $29.95
  • Manufacturer: RootsMagic, (800) 766-8762, www.personalhistorian.com
  • System requirements: Windows 95 or newer
  • Demo/trial version: Personal Historian Essentials 
  • Biggest draws: Historical events databases
  • Drawbacks: Imports only partial information from genealogy software; poorly designed reports

If the prospect of writing your life story (or your ancestors’) seems intimidating, Personal Historian software is designed to make the job less daunting. The program helps you break down a writing project into small pieces that you can complete in any order. Once you’re finished, it combines everything into a narrative, complete with a table of contents and index.