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From: "Pat Stamm" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] Genealogy programs
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 18:18:52 -0600
This is one of those sticky issues. Everyone has their favorites, in food,
in cars, and in genealogical programs. :)
And over the course of the years, genealogical programs come and go. So it
comes down to what do you personally want in a program?
When I teach my Beginning Class, this is one of the first questions that
comes up. And my response is check out Cyndi's List for the Genealogical
Programs under Software http://www.cyndislist.com/
Check out Genealogical Software Report Card
Check out the magazines such as NGS, CG, Ancestry, Genealogical Helper, and
Heritage Quest for reviews. If your local Society has a computer interest
group, check out their presentations. After you have completed the research,
you have a fair idea of the various features and costs of most programs.
Finally, check out if the program has a demo version that you can "try
before you buy". And run some names or a family through the program to see
if it does what you want it to do.
So I guess there is no easy answer to your question.
Patricia Walls Stamm, CGRS
specializing in St. Louis Catholic research.
CGRS is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used
under license by board-certified associates who meet genealogical competency
standards prescribed for those programs.
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