Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tracing My Roots

I've enjoyed getting back into my genealogy work this weekend. I'm on my second genealogy software program since getting a new computer back in August. The first, The Master Genealogist, is supposed to be for serious genealogists. I found it to be a bit tedious, to be honest. Granted, I had a busy semester with school in addition to work, exercise, the Rice Diet, Junior League, church, etc, so I didn't have the time I'd hoped to spend learning the program.

I finally bit the bullet and purchased a second genealogy program, RootsMagic, the succcessor to Family Origins, which I used to use. (It was discontinued and support ceased.) It was such a relief to install and pull it up on my computer! It was as if I'd come home! It reminds me a lot of the Family Origins software, but I can tell it's been updated. Needless to say, it's been much easier for me to use.

I've spent some of my free time this weekend entering data on my McLamb line, and it's been a treat. One of my projects for 2008 is to put out a McLamb family newsletter. It's nice returning to work on my family tree!


Susan Mo said...

I have always wanted to do a genealogy program. Please keep posting helpful tips and ideas - it may encourage me to actually get started!

Real Home Chef said...

I stumbled upon your genealogy blog post via technorati while "googling" genealogy software reviews.
I, too, am thinking about getting a new family tree program. I've been using FTM for about ten years, and am still using v10 (2002)! Haven't heard any good reviews about their latest release so I'm looking at other options. Please post how rootsmagic is working for you as I am most interested. Happy researching!