Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

There have been a lot of posts from my favorite genealogy blogs about a new version of The Master Genealogist recently being released. I have always heard that the TMG is the best genealogy program available for the serious genealogist. Well, I consider myself pretty serious. Over the past 4 years I have spent countless hours researching using the Internet and my local library, I have acquired 3 flash drives full of data, I have a website and this blog dedicated to my family history, and have even dragged my young granddaughter through a cemetery or two!
I have been using Family Tree Maker for about 3 years, but have never been satisfied with the reports and graphs it produces, and I really dislike the way it documents sources. I had hoped that the new version of FTM would be an improvement and I had planned to upgrade, but I have read some not good stuff about it, so I have decided not to upgrade, at least not now.
To make a long story short, I am in the process of downloading a 30-day free trial of The Master Genealogist, Version 7. It is more expensive than most other programs I have looked at, but if I like what I see, I may change over to it.

One thought on “Something new

  1. Apple says:

    Good luck with TMG. I got it for Christmas ’06 but never really got the hang of it and admittedly I didn’t work as hard as I should have at learning how to use it. One of the things I should add to my to-do list this year I guess. I know several people who love the program. Let us know what you think after you’ve used it for awhile.


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