Family Tree Software for Free

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I am looking for a Family Tree software to cater for about the 2,000 names that I have in my tree so far.


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I have used, and still use, online family trees, but I want something for my own computer, so I am beginning to try a few out, and will give my feelings about them here:

Legacy Family Tree Software

http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/

This is available in a free version and a deluxe version ($29.95 at Oct 2011)

The Free Version does NOT allow:

  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Search by First name AND Surname, just one or the other.

These are the first problems that I came across after loading the Legacy Family Tree 7.5 Software today.


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My Result: Not an easy one to use for me, and the free version not suitable due to some missing information fields.

Gramps Family Tree Software

http://gramps-project.org/

GRAMPS is a Free Software Project for Genealogy, offering a professional genealogy program to all. The word Gramps, although sort of linking to a word for Grandfather is actually the wording for: Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System.

This was a 40mb download file.

My Result:  I like it.  I can see that it may not be as user friendly for some, when compared to the Legacy one, but for me, I did prefer this one.


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