Macintosh users, don’t despair! You might be able to run Windows genealogy programs on a Mac using PC emulation software. Or you can choose from these programs designed for the Mac:
$49.99, www.geditcom.com. A customizable program that works directly with GEDCOM files, GEDitCOM has multimedia support, creates books and is good for documenting sources. Requires Mac OS 8 or higher. Reviewed in the December 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine.
Personal Ancestral File
$10 from Salt Lake Distribution Center, (800) 537-5950 or (801) 240-3800, www.familysearch.org. While this program hasn’t been updated for the Mac for several years, it still does all the basics well. Requires Mac OS 6.0.5 or higher, 2MB RAM.
$99.95 from Leister Productions, (717) 697-1378, www.leisterpro.com. Full-featured genealogy program supporting pictures, sound, video and Web publishing. Lets you create common genealogy reports, charts and forms, as well as birthday calendars, mailing lists, questionnaires, indexes and wall charts. Charts allow on-screen editing of boxes, lines, fonts and colors. Requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher, 12MB hard disk space. New version just released.