"Anyone got any suggestions as to what software I could switch to? I'm not bothered if it doesn't link to Ancestry as there are many alternatives to that's ervice also these days."
Some of the people in my genealogy society use a program called Legacy. They have a free version. I've never tried it so can't say how well it works. The person who leads our Legacy user group likes it a lot. I think this will get you there http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/