Software Sources

Software Sources

Where to find the most-common genealogy software programs.

Stats on popular genealogy software.

Ancestral Quest

Incline Software, (800) 825-8864, <www.ancquest.com>: $34.95 download or $37.95 on CD-ROM. Requires Windows 95 or higher and 8MB RAM. (Sold in stores as Heritage Family Tree Deluxe.)

Family Tree Legends

Pearl Street Software, <www.familytreelegends.com>: $49.95. Requires Windows 95 or higher and 32MB RAM. (Note: This software is now a free download.)

Family Tree Maker

Genealogy.com, (800) 548-1806, <familytreemaker.genealogy.com>: $29.99 (for the program only). Requires Windows 98 or higher and 32MB RAM.

Personal Ancestral File

FamilySearch, (800) 537-5971 <www.familysearch.org /eng/paf>: Free download or $6 on CD-ROM. Requires Windows 95B or higher, or Windows 95A — a version that’s not USB-enabled — with Internet Explorer (you also can use an iMac with a Windows emulator) and 32MB RAM.

Reunion

Leister Productions, (717) 697-1378, <www.leisterpro.com>: $99. Requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher, or Mac OS — 10.1.3 or newer, and 12MB RAM.

RootsMagic

RootsMagic, (866) 467-6687, <www.rootsmagic.com>: $29.95 or $39.95 with printed manual. Requires Windows 95 or higher and 32MB RAM.

For a complete roundup of family history programs, their requirements, strengths and key features, see the Family Tree Yearbook 2004, available from (800) 258-0929 or <www.familytreemagazine.com/mags>.
 
From the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine

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