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what I need from genealogy software

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what I need from genealogy software

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 6:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Nov 2012 7:00AM GMT
I haven't been doing this very long, so I may not even know what I need, but perhaps you can help with that too. I started our family trees on ancestry.com and have never used genealogy software. Now I have 2 trees for me (mother's line and father's line) and 2 for my husband. There are less than 500 people in each tree. I have a lot of media - photos, letters, recipes, etc. And I have a few family members who are interested in viewing and/or contributing to our trees.

Here's what I think I need in genealogy software.

(1) stability - I don't want to install something that will crash a lot or mess up my system. Based on comments I've read here, that excludes FTM 2012.
(2) ability to merge existing trees
(3) ability to include existing media when merging trees
(4) ability to create a web page where others can view the tree without providing credit card info

Is there any software that does all this? I don't mind paying for something that does what I want.

Thanks for your advice!
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bmiller_4hear... 23 Nov 2012 1:48PM GMT 
mi2early 23 Nov 2012 2:28PM GMT 
kj_norway 23 Nov 2012 3:28PM GMT 
ChuckWolfram 24 Nov 2012 4:45AM GMT 
kj_norway 25 Nov 2012 3:46AM GMT 
ChuckWolfram 25 Nov 2012 9:07AM GMT 
bmiller_4hear... 27 Nov 2012 11:31PM GMT 
DavidNewton31 7 Dec 2012 12:17PM GMT 
danders0n 10 Dec 2012 1:51AM GMT 
bmiller_4hear... 16 Dec 2012 4:13PM GMT 
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