My first genealogy software was back in the early 1990s. It was a nothing-day gift from my mom, and as I recall, cost at least a couple hundred dollars. The program was called Roots, and thus began my love of computers - and genealogy database applications!
I've had a variety of posts about my workflow and tools that I use to stay organized. A recent inquiry regarding my post on Ninox databases made it apparent an update was due on my process for tracking research.
If you were like me and initially stunned and short of breath upon hearing that FAMILYSEARCH was ending microfilm rental on August 31st, take heart! Yes, rental is ending, but it is being replaced with something far better - DIGITAL RECORDS!
The genealogical community was certainly rattled when Ancestry announced the imminent retirement of Family Tree Maker (FTM) in December 2015. Many people breathed a sigh of relief two months later when Ancestry shared:
UPDATE 7 MAY 2016 After spending the better part of a year working with Reunion, I've decided to make yet another switch. I've concluded Reunion is quite limiting for my work flow; I need both the visual ability to see my file in a tree view as well as the spreadsheet view that I loved in RootsMagic.
If you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to find the balance in conversations with our relatives. While my intent is to have a casual conversation designed inspire and pique their interest in our shared history, I fear they equate me with a religious zealot trying to proselytize them.