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Software << Genealogy and Technology <<

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Software
What's In Them Where to Find Them How to Use Them***
Almost always include:
  • Fields that allow you to enter basic family data (names, life event dates and places, etc.)
  • The means to link all the people in the database so that relationships become clear
  • Basic printing and charting capability

  • May also include:
  • Fields to enter additional data, such as source citations, medical history, roles, etc.
  • Ability to insert, view and print out images
  • Extra functionality, such as scrapbooks, timelines, the ability to tract and plan research, search for your Ancestors, print a variety of automated but customized reports and charts, etc."
  • Readily available at computer stores, in genealogical book shops, and through online vendors

    Go to the Software episode extra for assistance in selecting the best software for you.
  • To record your findings and more fully understand relationships
  • To organize your records
  • To create customized reports and charts
  • To upload your data to the Internet or search for your Ancestors online
  • To trace medical history
  • To track and plan your research
  • To cite your sources
  • To develop multimedia scrapbooks/albums
  • To create a file that can be shared with other family members
  • To generate specialized reports such as kinship lists or timelines
  • To publish a family history book
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    *** Please share your suggestions for other uses of information found in family records here

    For more information on these important records, be sure to catch the Computer Records episode of Ancestors on your local PBS station.

     
     
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