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101. SOFTWARE CLEARANCE Super 7 2003
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102. Reunion 8.0
$29.95
103. RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy
$49.95
104. I Hero- Multimedia Authoring and
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105. Multilingual Family Tree
$29.95
106. Family Reunion Organizer
107. Ultimate Family Tree Deluxe
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108. Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking
109. Family Tree Maker 11 CD Gift Set
$19.87
110. COSMI Perfect Scrapbook Maker
111. Easy Family Tree
$8.49
112. PhotoExpress My Scrapbook
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113. Family Tree Maker Deluxe 10
114. My Roots
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115. Family Tree SuperTools
116.
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117. Safeworld: PC Nanny Cam
118. Family Tree Maker Collector's
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119. GMP FLIPALBUM 5 SUITE FOR MAC
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120. The Master Genealogist Gold Edition

101. SOFTWARE CLEARANCE Super 7 2003 (Windows)

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Asin: B0000B3E8K
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Software Clearance
Sales Rank: 9365
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Features

  • Learn more about the world with the Encyclopaedia Britannica 2003
  • Design great-looking print projects with Print Shop Select
  • Keep track of your important appointments and holidays with Calendar Creator
  • Track your genealogy with Family Tree Maker 9
  • Gain insight into the way your body works with Body Works

102. Reunion 8.0
list price: $89.95
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Asin: B0009OODAK
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Leister Productions
Sales Rank: 2362
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Product Description

Reunion is a genealogy software program -- a "family tree program" -- for the Macintosh. It's received the highest rating for genealogy software in MacWorld, MacAddict, and Mac Home Journal magazines.Reunion helps you to document, store, and display information about your family -- your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc.It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos.It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic form -- people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion.Reunion makes it easy to publish your family tree information even if you want to share it on the Web.You can automatically create common genealogy reports, charts, and forms, as well as birthday calendars, mailing lists, questionnaires, indexes, and other lists.Reunion even calculates relationships, ages, life expectancies, and statistics.Reunion also creates large, high-resolution, graphic charts allowing complete on-screen editing of boxes, lines, fonts, and colorsWall charts are one of its specialties. ... Read more

Features

  • Family tree software specifically for Mac platform
  • Document, store and display family information
  • Wall charts are a Reunion specialty

103. RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy Software

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Asin: B0002ZI8SO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: RootsMagic
Sales Rank: 740
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Product Description

Awarded "Editor's Choice" by Heritage Quest Magazine. RootsMagic is an easy to use family tree program with extensive family history reports, multiple navigation views, photos, publishing, and website creation features. RootsMagic supports unlimited people, families, events, notes, and photos. Users can print complete books (where the program writes the sentences for each event), spectacular charts, forms, lists, and even create custom reports. RootsMagic program also provides multiple database support (with drag and drop), SourceWizard, todo lists, powerful merge features, and more. Full GEDCOM support allows users to easily share their data with others, or to easily import their data from other programs. From the makers of Family Origins. ... Read more

Features

  • "The best genealogy program we've seen" - Smart Computing Magazine
  • Publish family history books for your family and friends
  • Create spectacular wall charts which you can fully customize
  • Add pictures and other multimedia items to any person in your database
  • Create a full website from your data, including links, pictures, index, etc.

104. I Hero- Multimedia Authoring and Presentation Tool
list price: $49.95
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Asin: B000635ST4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Backtrack Studios
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Product Description

step by step instruction ... Read more

Features

  • create your own family history presentation using video and audio

105. Multilingual Family Tree
list price: $24.99
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Asin: B0006M2F3W
Catlog: Software
Publisher: RHP Inc.
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Product Description

This program allows users to keep track and record genealogical information through hundreds of generations. Import and export universally recognized genealogical files (GedCom) from archives or internet sites around the world. Trad Family Tree data with relatives near and far. Print large Family Trees and detailed family reports to be preserved for generations. ... Read more

Features

  • German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portugese and English
  • Automatically create your own Family Tree!

106. Family Reunion Organizer

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Asin: B0002ZK1MK
Catlog: Software
Publisher: RootsMagic
Sales Rank: 9345
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Product Description

It's never been this easy to plan your family reunion. Family Reunion Organizer is a complete reunion planning software developed by the creators of Family-Reunion.com, the world's most popular family reunion planning website. Just click on an item in Family Reunion Organizer's check list, then fill in the blanks. When you finish a task, just check it off as completed. Enter your family names and addresses, and track your budget, schedule, assignments and other reunion information. Family Reunion Organizer offers dozens of printouts, including invitations, name tags, address lists and labels, award certificates, reminders and much more. You can even create a family reunion web page directly from the information you enter. ... Read more

Features

  • Step by step checklist makes reunion planning easy
  • Family address book lets you track family addresses and details about each family member
  • Dozens of printouts including nametags, invitations, mail labels, family directory and more
  • Includes ideas for themes, games, and activities
  • Track budget, assignments, schedule, and more

107. Ultimate Family Tree Deluxe

Asin: B00002S5PO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Mindscape
Sales Rank: 1421
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Was discontinued by The Learning Company
Ultimate Family Tree is a great genealogy program which lets you do almost everything you could think of, even write reports in languages other than English. To me, this is THE genealogy program... While, for example, Family Tree Maker is a good program, too, it lacks a lot of the data entering capabilities of the Ultimate Family Tree.

However, I would like to point out to potential buyers that its manufacturer "The Learning Company" has recently discontinued this software. They've decided to only sell Family Tree Maker instead of offering both programs. So buyers should think very carefully if they want to buy arguably one of the best programs on the market knowing support will probably be very limited if not nonexistant in the future. ... Read more


108. Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking (Jewel Case)

our price: $9.99
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Asin: B0007XOTLQ
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Encore Software
Sales Rank: 526
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109. Family Tree Maker 11 CD Gift Set Version 5

Asin: B00002S93Y
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Mindscape
Sales Rank: 12070
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars For the serious researcher
This software program is wonderful for the serious genealogy reasearcher. The data entry is a breeze. The reports are very useful. The best part of the program is the family finder index & the other cd's. The best cd is the Social Security Death Index. You would not be able to research all 50 states for data without this. Years before you would have to write or vist all these vital statistics offices for much of the data and much of it would not be available except to the immediate family. The sources Family Tree Maker has on the Internet are very useful. I had done extensive reasearch before purchasing the program. With that information I was able to contact others who where also doing research. I do have to say for the first time genealogy this program would be a disappointment. You must heave done research before hand. You will not find much data on the cd's unless you know something about researching. You would miss many possible leads for the first time user. This program is for the serious genealogist. ... Read more


110. COSMI Perfect Scrapbook Maker ( Windows )

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Asin: B0002446C2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Cosmi
Sales Rank: 9621
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Features

  • Choose from over 2000 predesigned templates for any celebration -birthdays, anniversaries, wedding, new babies and more
  • Add embellishments to your photos with 25,000 great clip art images -- adding more visual power to all your projects
  • Locate the perfect sentiment or inspirational quote for any occasion -- 6,500 different words & phrases to choose from
  • Advanced photo editing tools -Enhance any snapshot with the powerful photo tools included here
  • Over 700 fonts to make your text stand out, or blend into the overall theme

111. Easy Family Tree

Asin: B0000365T9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sierra Home
Sales Rank: 69940
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Amazon.com Product Description

Easy Family Tree allows you to easily enter family information, calculate relationships, and electronically preserve photos and documents. It makes researching your family tree and recording your findings simple and affordable. ... Read more


112. PhotoExpress My Scrapbook

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Asin: B000059GC7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: ULead Systems
Sales Rank: 4270
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Photo Express 4 My Scrapbook Edition lets you create one-of-a kind scrapbook pages to share with friends and family. With over 100 customizable templates to choose from, you can make limitless layouts perfected with your own personal touch. Create 8.5-by-11-inch and 12-by-12-inch pages. Generate unique titles, and wrap your fonts around a variety of shapes. Add text effects to your titles to make them look like they're covered with snow, fire, or other effects. Import images from a digital camera, scanner, printer, CD-ROM, etc. Crop your images into shapes and decorate them with fun borders and edges. You can also correct bad photos and remove red-eye in the image editor. Customize backgrounds or use your photos as a background. Print out your scrapbook pages, share them online, or e-mail them to family and friends. ... Read more

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars VERY VERY BASIC
I was given this software as a freebie and I find it very very basic. I'm after something to create digital scrapbook albums for all my digital camera shots and whilst it has some neat little features and can do some good things, it has problems completing the most basic tasks such as creating a triangle from scratch or a square with a pattern if you want to make your own design...it just cannot be done easily. I have created them in Publisher and pasted across but they go all stupid and it has a hard time recognising transparency. Also had same prob as previous reviewer about copying things into this program, I measured something in Publisher to be an inch but pasting it into this software it became miniture.

Clipart is very limited and there is no way to import your own clipart unless you copy/paste from another program. Same with backgrounds, very limited ... no way of importing your own collection to use. I expected that their site would have heaps more templates and goodies to download and they have SOME stuff but it is nothing to write home about and the file sizes are huge for just a handful of add-ons.

I don't mind using it but I find it very fiddly and dicky when it comes to completing the most basic task such as making something transparent or just creating an everyday shape like a triangle. I'd really like to be able to get my hands on some more templates but just can't seem to find any apart from the limited addition on their site.

Michelle

1-0 out of 5 stars Returning it tomorrow
I just got off the phone with a Hobby Lobby manager who thankfully will allow me to exchange this product, which I'm going to do first thing tommorow. Words cannot express how disappointed I am with this product. I did a lot of research to find a package I liked and several reviews gave this one good marks. The only thing I liked was the photo editing features which were pretty limited. (I guess you get what you pay for!)
I agree 100 percent with Software User from Tampa. It is difficult to maneuver around in, prints badly and tech support was pretty unhelpful. In addition, after I installed it one of the features (paint/clone) would not work at all, even after I unininstalled and reinstalled. I consider myself a competent, computer literate person, but this system had me pulling my hair out.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad!
I've just started using this and it's not bad. I did have to read some instructions to find the parts I wanted to use (I hate to read instructions), but so far so good. It is the best scrapbook program out there for the serious scrapbooker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I use to cut and paste pictures by hand for Creative Memories. Now i can do all my scrapbooking on my computer and print it out. It is a timesaver compared to Creative Memories work. Id love to lead classes on scrapbooking with this software!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Program
This was the first scrapbook program I bought and the first thing I noticed was that it doesn't come with much of a manual. It is not user friendly, but once I tinkered with it, right clicked here and there, and basically experimented, I discovered all the possibilities it has. The browse option has allowed me to bring in almost all of my clipart without losing quality, and if there is a white backgound, I simply cut it out. The collages I have created have been so awesome that I am beginning to get requests for side jobs--nice to get paid for something I love to do! My only request (something I have read in another review) is to be able to add frames or shapes in varying colors to border my photos with--the real basic scrapbooking techniques. Other than that, I have to admit I absolutely love it and the final projects are amazing! ... Read more


113. Family Tree Maker Deluxe 10
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00006IFSJ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Broderbund
Sales Rank: 3419
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Track your heritage, save the results for posterity, and even publish your family tree on the Web! Family Tree Maker Deluxe gives you all the tools you require to accomplish just that, making it easier than ever to search out your ancestry--and to keep track of what you find.

Family Tree Maker Deluxe comes with a vast collection of information, from family histories to Social Security birth and death records. The information is on a series of CD-ROMs, and if any criticism can be made of this program, it is that it needs to go to DVD in the worst way, because the endless switching of these archive CDs can become tiresome indeed. Even so, the program's integrated search function sifts quickly and thoroughly through the data and comes up with matches rapidly.

Research is only half of the genealogical researcher's task, however. Once you have all the data in hand, the largest challenge remains: making sense of it. Fortunately, Family Tree Maker Deluxe makes this easy, too, with graphs, beautifully laid out charts of all types, and even HTML versions of family trees that are easy to create and manage. Family anecdotes and old photographs can be attached to entries, giving the charts an immensely personalized touch. Family Tree Maker also provides links to professional printers who specialize in genealogical displays.

The raw power of this software--not to mention its overall no muss, no fuss approach--is certain to appeal to new researchers and experts alike. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Useless extra CDs and constant ads to buy additional items
Family Tree Maker Deluxe has some nice features. An instruction manual is included, but you'll hardly need to use it, as the basic genealogy program is simple to use and offers several options for viewing and printing your family trees. For this reason, I'm giving it two stars instead of one.

The problem with Family Tree Maker Deluxe is the extra CDs which are included with the basic program. I found the extra CDs to be absolutely worthless. There is nothing on the box outlining in detail what you'll find on the CDs, so let me give you an idea.

4 of the CDs are a "Family Finder Index" which include millions of names, some of which are sketchy at best and include a lot of ??? instead of full names and dates. You may find the names of many of your ancestors here, but if you click on the name to see what additional information is available and if this is really your ancestor, you aren't given any information about the person. You are instead given an advertisement to purchase yet more CDs or an online subscription. This seems to be the typical response for most of the "research" associated with this software.

2 of the CDs contain the Social Security Death Index from 1937-1999, all of which can be looked up online for no cost.

1 CD is "Family History: Mid-Atlantic Genealogies" and contains information on the following families: Condit, Dill, Dodge, Douglas, Dutton, Emerick, Emmons, Mott, and Schell.

1 CD is "Local and Family Histories: New England" and contains the following information: Descendents of Thomas Dickinson; History of the Dudley Family; The Eaton Family of Nova Scotia; and the History of the town of Bristol, New Hampshire.

1 CD contains Military Records of US Soldiers from 1784-1811.

You are also given one-month access to Genealogy.com's World Family Tree collection, which lets you view the family trees of other people who have purchased the software and posted their family trees, unless they have marked the information "private." I found this feature to be practically worthless, as the format for viewing the online trees was confusing and difficult to navigate.

You are also given access to Genalogy.com's search engine, but again, if you run across any matches for the names you're researching, you're told to purchase more CDs or an online subscription, many of which were quite costly. Genealogy.com does have many census records available, but each decade is a separate CD, and buying all of them would be a ridiculous expense.

I'd suggest skipping this particular version of Family Tree Maker altogether and either purchasing the basic no-extra CDs version of Family Tree Maker or using another genealogy program entirely.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product!
This helped me re-create most of 20-years of research that was lost in a fire. All in all, I was also able to find new information, in less than 40 hours. ... Read more


114. My Roots

Asin: B00006JT7R
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Green Maple
Sales Rank: 7920
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115. Family Tree SuperTools

our price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005UE98
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Wholly Genes
Sales Rank: 4164
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Flexibility is the name of the game with Family Tree Super Tools, an add-on package compatible with the most popular genealogy software on the market. With advanced sorting, display, and research functions, this package allows you to sort your family's historical data, organize it into attractive charts, and even create slide shows to celebrate your heritage.

As its name indicates, this program is intended as a tool rather than as a standalone. Family Tree Super Tools imports family trees already created using packages like The Master Genealogist and Family Origins, allowing users to analyze their data and create new displays. As a result, this program focuses less on the often-backbreaking work of researching a family history and more on data cleanup and snazzy output. The package has dozens of options for presenting and analyzing the gathered data: filters, searches, chart customization options, and much more. Charts can be saved directly to JPG format for easy insertion into Web pages. Comments, photos, and important historical events can be incorporated into the output, providing a larger perspective on a family story. The information can be streamlined just as easily, reduced to its essentials and presented in a compact fashion.

What's more, the program installs smoothly, is easy to use, and makes good on its promise of wide compatibility, integrating family databases from various sources with nary a complaint. For advanced users of genealogy software who want to tinker with the look and structure of an established family database, Family Tree Super Tools is a distinctly first-rate choice. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great add-on to Genealogy programs
I've used Family tree supertools since shortly after it came out. It is a utility that any user can add to their bag of tools whether to get a different set of reports or to review their family history data in a different light. It is a sensational add-on to almost all programs.

Wholly Genes works hard to please their customers and this program, like their others, is a worthwile addition to your ancestor research tools.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Both Analysis and Display!
This two-in-one tool provides both analysis and display of your family history data. It lets you import your data directly from many popular programs - there's no loss of data from GEDCOM transfers. You can import several different databases - yours, those received from cousins, and those downloaded from the Internet - and keep them separate so you can examine and compare them.

Analysis tools include side-by-side display, filters, color coding using a variety of user-defined criteria, and Internet searches. You can compare names, dates, facts, and sources from different databases. Or you can search your own data for people in specific places or times to look for connections. Just being able to color-code people who are ancestors of a given person, lived in a given town or state, or the like, turns the display itself into an analysis tool.

As for output, my favorite is the variety of highly customizable "box charts" - Ancestor charts, Descendant charts, Fan charts, and more, each with seemingly endless numbers of options. And once the chart is generated, you can edit it further, moving, adding, or deleting elements, to get just what you want. You can print them on your own printer, or send them to the Company's printing service for beautiful wall-size charts at reasonable cost. I've had some done for my own walls, and given them as gifts to family members. They loved them!

Multi-media isn't my thing, but if it's yours, you can create "slideshows" with photos, sounds, and other media which you can display or send to others. The media files can be either in your genealogy data or elsewhere on your computer.

All in all, a very useful tool at a reasonable price.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Family Tree Tools Available
This program is great. Unlike many other genealogy programs, it can do many things that others can'tFor starters, it can read (directly) data from a number of other programs (TMG, FTM & PAF among others) without having to be re-entered or without using an intermediate file (GEDCOM). It can create slide shows of the entire family to display during family reunions from its own files and/or from other files on the computer. The charts that can be created are excellent and can even be modified as desired by moving, adding, or deleting information on the chart after it is generated and before it is printed. The chart program used to produce the charts is an included free standalone program that is one of the better graphics programs available and by itself is worth the price of Family Tree SuperTools.

My main use of this program is as a gift to some of my relatives and friends who don't use The Master Genealogist (TMG). This way they can read my data from TMG and compare it with their data from another program. A number of them have switched permanently to TMG which has even more capability than Family Tree SuperTools. But all have said they like this program.

As for Customer SERVICE, I got it when I called the vendor for help. One relative happend to ask a question on the RootsWeb mailing list for Family Tree SuperTools and they received a phone call within an hour. Of course, not everyone will get service like that, but it impressed me.

2-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware
While this software is a little helpful I'm not sure it's helpful enough, for $$. I was looking for a way to create a slideshow of my family tree for an upcoming family reunion. Since this product makes this claim "even create slide shows to celebrate your heritage" I thought that this must be the product for me. Well I was wrong.
Family Tree SuperTools is no different than any other family tree software, it only let's you create a slideshow for one indiviual and only with those items that are in the scrapbook for that person. So no actual family tree info ends up in the slideshow. If your CD burner has it's own slideshow software then you'v already got better software than this package will supply you.
The search tools that this software have are ok but basically this software is just like any other family tree software I have tried, there really isn't much of anything new here.
I contacted Wholly Genes to try to get some information and they have never replied. Strike two in my opinion.
All in all a very disappointing piece of software.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Tools is a Top Genealogy Utility
Wholly Genes has given up a glimpse of what's to come in the next version of The Master Genealogist v. 5.0! Family Tree SuperTools lives up to its name as the premier utility for genealogical data exchange. Want to share your genealogy database with a cousin? You use different software? Then buy SuperTools. It imports data from most genealogy software into projects where you can compare the data and print beautiful charts.
Import as little as 1 database or as many as you like (limited only by your disk space!). The charts include fan, descendants, pedigree, and hourglass charts. The chart-printing program allows you to tweak the output to fit onto pages and add photographs or other graphics. These are great for family reunions.

If you own The Master Genealogist you have the best tool to set up data to be used by SuperTools, but it handles GEDCOM as well as native formats of so many different genealogy programs! The screens are highly customizable and then you can save the layouts. This saves time when you want to see different windows with different types of projects. Other tools include a master place list, relationship calculator, and date calculator. The master place list alone has greatly assisted me in cleaning up the place names in my database! You still have trouble remembering what 6th cousin 2 times removed means? Then use the relationship calculator on any two people in the database and let it do the tree climbing. The date calculator is always handy to figure out the birth date from the tombstone or obituary that says age: 21 years 6 months and 2 days.

If the above wasn't enough to entice you into buying SuperTools, then add in a handy way to search 5 websites for a group of names. Build a focus group and then click on the menu entry 'Web', you will pop-up a window per site per name. The sites searched are FamilySearch.org, Ancesty.com, Gendex.com, Rootsweb.com and genealogyportal.com. The only negative about these searches is that it's easy to get carried away with the list of names and before you know it, you have a screen full of windows to examine. In such a short time, you can generate so much to look at that you will be busy for a long while.

Family Tree SuperTools is a tremendous value from the genealogy software company that is the benchmark of the industry!

Jeri Steele ... Read more


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117. Safeworld: PC Nanny Cam
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000A3876
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Encore Software
Sales Rank: 7454
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118. Family Tree Maker Collector's Edition

Asin: B000044U52
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Mindscape
Sales Rank: 11801
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars For the serious researcer
This software program is wonderful for the serious genealogy reasearcher. The data entry is a breeze. The reports are very useful. The best part of the program is the family finder index & the other cd's. The best cd is the Social Security Death Index. You would not be able to research all 50 states for data without this. Years before you would have to write or vist all these vital statistics offices for much of the data and much of it would not be available except to the immediate family. The sources Family Tree Maker has on the Internet are very useful. I had done extensive reasearch before purchasing the program. With that information I was able to contact others who where also doing research. I do have to say for the first time genealogy this program would be a disappointment. You must heave done research before hand. You will not find much data on the cd's unless you know something about researching. You would miss many possible leads for the first time user. This program is for the serious genealogist. ... Read more


119. GMP FLIPALBUM 5 SUITE FOR MAC ( FA-S MAC 3 )

our price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000DF2GB
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Global Marketing Partners
Sales Rank: 6594
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120. The Master Genealogist Gold Edition
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B000060NVV
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Wholly Genes
Sales Rank: 5678
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Master Genealogist Gold Edition is a tool for anyoneinterested in researching their family tree and a means of organizing thereams of information as it comes to light. In addition to bringingone-click indexing to the heretofore confused mass of birth, death, and marriage entries, this program will help users publish their findings, either at home or on the Web. Unlike other genealogy packages that come with CD after CD of research data, TMG is comparatively spare, offering a single disk ofglossaries and bibliographies as well as access to an online resourcedatabase. Where this package has the edge is in its capacity to organize afamily history into coherent and readable reports. TMG will importdata from a variety of formats, including other genealogy packages, andturn it into beautifully laid-out trees, charts, and graphs. This data canbe exported in HTML code, allowing for convenient presentation online.

It is important to note that this Gold Edition of The Master Genealogist is a reissue of a 1999 package. In computer terms, thismakes the program rather elderly. Though this version has some Web-friendlyfeatures added into its mix, it is prone to glitches, particularly duringinstallation. Its interface is on the clunky side and may frustrate userswho are still learning the ins and outs of Windows. A lengthy examinationof the manual is a must for learning to use anything but the simplestTMG features. On the other hand, this program will run on a very modestcomputer system, and its reports are well worth examining. Well laid outand easy to read, they are the centerpiece of a hard-working tool designedto change your family lore from a pile of clippings and photographs to acoherent--and intriguing--story. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars So Much Potential...
I thought the latest release would have addressed the critical design faults in previous versions, but they remain; the design of the software is so complicated that it burdens even a configuration which can handle almost anything I throw at it.

I can certainly see the potential for TMG to be vastly superior to any other product in the genre, but at the end of the day, I will always favour a succinct and unencumbered design.

Configuration: version 5.11; Windows XP; P4 2.6GHz; 1GB RAM.

2-0 out of 5 stars User-Friendly? What's User Friendly?
When I purchased TMG, I underestimated the complaints about this being a difficult program to use. After all, I teach computers. I have mastered many, many types of software. I was already using genealogical software, and found it too simple. The problem isn't, however, that TMG is difficult because it is so powerful or because the task is so complex. This program is difficult to use because it is poorly designed.

I bought this program because they offered so much information. They have a detailed website and downloadable demo. Family Tree Maker has done neither of these things to gain my business. TMG's download makes the program look straightforward, but TMG is nothing like that demo. The demo is based on an outdated and completely different version, and to be still handing this out seems like a dishonest business practice to me. Let me try to take you inside TMG 5.04.

Imagine that you are entering a new piece of information for your ancestor and would like to enter a new resource. You'd like to click on the "new resource" button, and then see a Resource Manager appear. One could imagine this Resource Manager having a scrolling pane along the left to choose the type of resource (census, photo, book, newspaper) while the main part would have the appropriate data entry boxes (title, author, date, repository, etc.). Perhaps at the top there could be a pane showing a preview of how this source would appear in a bibliography. If one wanted to add extras, each data entry box could have a "comments" or "annotation" button next to it, or the data entry boxes could even have up and down arrows that could change the order in which that item would appear in the bibliographical entry.

Nothing is this easy in TMG. There is no "new source" button. Clicking on the "add" citations doesn't take you to the sources. Instead, TMG takes you first to a separate popup for comments - really a peripheral item.
Then you click on the "search" button and the popup of existing sources appears.
Then you click on the "add" button and a separate popup for source types appears.
Then you scroll and click on "select" and a separate popup with the data windows appears.
Then you click on the tab labeled "attachments" and click on the "Add" button. Then a separate popup window appears labeled "repository link screen". This screen has no real function except to make you click on "search" to bring up the separate popup for repositories. How deep in separate popup windows are you now in? Lost count? This typifies the experience with TMG; for each fact and indeed every sentence of your genealogy, you will not have any sort of central manager, but will have to click pearl-necklace style through window after window for item after item, function after function.

However, even if awkward, the resource management fulfills its promise - it's meticulous. The reporting capabilities of TMG, on the other hand, are a downright cheat. The wizard seen in the demo is not actually on TMG. The varieties of descendancy charts seen on the demo are not available on TMG. A "Register" report - probably the most popular style of written genealogy - is not available on TMG. Essentially, there are only two genealogical reports: a ancestry (Anhentafel) report, and a descendancy report. And other reports? Just try printing the sources. You probably think that you could open that popup window containing the list of sources and there would be a button labeled "Print" or "Generate Report". No such luck. So you try the word "report" on the toolbar at the top, and indeed "bibliography" appears on the dropdown menu. You can select the file folder in which you want to generate this report on the popup window. Then you click "Save" and go look for your file. Nothing there. No report has been generated. Somehow, though, you have this hunch that in a program this big there must be a way to print out all your sources... but where? How? The options menu says that certain options are only available with word processing, but where do you set one up?

Some say that this "has a steep learning curve" - which insinuates that it's your fault you can't use this clumsy thing. But consider: There is an Internet bulletin board dedicated to people trying to figure this out... My experience leads me to suspect that this awkwardly designed product remains viable only because it has no genuine competition.

Some people buy a car because they like to tinker with it; I have a car because I have places to go. Some people like TMG, I guess because they like to fiddle with a program. I, however, have genealogy to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best genealogy program on the market
The Master Genealogist (TMG) is far and away the best genealogy program on the market. Having used four competitors' programs previously including the top selling program, I feel qualified to recommend it to every serious genealogist. TMG's handling of research sources and infinite capability for properly citing information are tops. Data entry is easily understood. The learning curve is a little longer than other programs because the user has more control over input and output. Once a user becomes familiar with TMG and its features, input becomes second nature. The "person view" screen provides easy access to all data entered about a given person, while "family view" and "tree view" show his immediate family and ancestry. Reports are easily produced with filters that can be changed or set as the user desires. Reports can be written to screen, file or any popular word processing software with the accompanying footnotes or endnotes. Whether your database consists of 100 persons or 100,000 persons TMG can streamline your genealogy work with charts, research logs, exhibits and reports to help you accomplish more and access information about a person more easily. I've used TMG for three years and my research results have improved tremendously due to my ability to accumulate data and find and manipulate it after it's input.

4-0 out of 5 stars There was a new download only version 5.0 released in May
The version for sale here appears to be 4.0 which has been around for years and is somewhat outdated. I bought the new 5.0 version of this program recently and really like it although the learning curve is fairly steep and for the truly serious genealogy enthusiast. The new version is not complete yet but has most features working and is available only by downloading the program and there is no manual yet. The program CD will be available sometime in the future with a manual and that is included in the price for the download. It is actually cheaper than this 4.0 version so I would wait and purchase the full 5.0 version with manual sometime in the future unless you get a free upgrade to 5.0 when you purchase the older version. 5.0 works with Windows XP.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most powerful program on the market by far
TMG is indisputably the most powerful program on the market. All of the industry reviews say so and those who use it know the difference. Giving up features so you can say that you have a 32-bit program vs a 16-bit one (if you even know or care what that means) is just non-sensical to me. No program on the market comes close to TMG's direct import features (you can read data directly from most of the other programs *without* messing with GEDCOM), charting tools, color-coding ("accents"), witnesses, roles, and ESPECIALLY source citations and control over narrative reports. Sure, there are programs with prettier screens and if you are just starting out and haven't learned yet how important it is to be thorough and record witnesses to events, etc., then you might be pursuaded by all of the marketing hype from the "mass market" programs. They include a bunch of data CDs that are mostly available on the Internet anyway. But don't be fooled. Ask any "name collector" which is the best program and they will point you to Family Tree Maker because they don't know what they are missing. Ask any professional reseacher which program will do the most to help you document your family history and learn to be a better researcher and there is only one answer: The Master Genealogist. ... Read more


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