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Creating a Family Tree
published by Pat Hase on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 20:51

I have received this query through the web site and as the answer might interest other members am posting it here.  Please reply by posting comments then all will benefit.

Years ago I used Family Tree Maker software but I didn't continue to use it. I no longer have the software or files so I am now starting again from scratch. It will also ensure I recheck all the information I will be entering from paper records.
Family Tree Maker 2019 is far too complex for my fairly basic needs so what is considered a good current software for producing trees including photographs?
I'm not interested in syncing with Ancestry or other similar sites. The resulting trees will not be shared via the web as they will be solely for my family's use and will be shared as printed copies.
I believe Family Tree Builder by MyHeritage is free to download and wonder if any members of WSMFHS have used it?
I would be grateful for any help. Thank you.

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Submitted by Lorna Gibson on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 11:10

I downloaded Family Tree Builder some years ago and filled it to the limit for free entries. I later subscribed to Family Tree Maker and regretted my first choice. My Heritage constantly opened of it's own accord and still sends me matches and anniversary reminders. It also sends me reminders of another person I connected with, which can be annoying as I have no need of these. I would unsubscribe but for one person with whom I share ancestors and wish to keep linked.

If you don't need links to Ancestry I suggest you look at Family Historian which I like, but haven't had time to really get to know.

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