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FTM Software -is it any good?

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Re: FTM Software -is it any good?

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Oct 2012 8:02PM GMT
Whether you prefer FTM over other genealogy software will depend much upon your specific needs. I have current licenses for, and have used, most of the major software (FTM, Legacy, RootsMagic, TMG, Family Historian, Genbox, and more) on Windows. Further, I begin with genealogy software on CPM+ operating system back in the mid-1980s, before moving to DOS, and finally Windows.

For me, Genbox offered the most complete set of features. Unfortunately, that software 'sort of died' five years ago. TMG, Legacy, and RootsMagic offers many of the features found in Genbox, yet each lacks other features I found important. So far, FTM seems to be the only genealogy software that offers a similar set of features to what I found important in Genbox.

Since many genealogy software offers trial versions you might consider trying each software to get a feel for data entry, seeing where data (sources, media, etc) are used and shown by the software, along with output of typical reports. What is "right" for you may not be the same for someone else.
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Kotka421 11 Oct 2012 1:24AM GMT 
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lindhale 11 Oct 2012 1:46AM GMT 
dmossfritch 11 Oct 2012 2:00AM GMT 
Kotka421 11 Oct 2012 2:25AM GMT 
johndd189 11 Oct 2012 4:46AM GMT 
keithnuttle 11 Oct 2012 2:29PM GMT 
T4tsinda 4 Dec 2012 3:07AM GMT 
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