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Old 21 July 2017, 01:53 PM
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Default Windows Genealogy Program Suggestions?

I need to suggest a program for a NON-Mac user.

Looking at a recent review of software, http://www.toptenreviews.com/softwar...logy-software/ they suggest "Legacy Family Tree"; anyone here familiar with it? If so, how does it compare to Reunion? BTW, it is interesting that the review included Reunion 11 and said Windows 7 is a supported configuration!

What other Windows programs are CLOSEST to Reunion?
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Old 25 July 2017, 06:07 AM
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I need to suggest a program for a NON-Mac user.

Looking at a recent review of software, http://www.toptenreviews.com/softwar...logy-software/ they suggest "Legacy Family Tree"; anyone here familiar with it? If so, how does it compare to Reunion? ...
I use to use Legacy Family Tree on my Mac but got tired of having Windows. However, I really liked Legacy. I still love the Legacy website and their wonderful free webinars! I would highly recommend Legacy to any Windows users.

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Old 25 July 2017, 10:53 AM
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I use to use Legacy Family Tree on my Mac but got tired of having Windows. However, I really liked Legacy. I still love the Legacy website and their wonderful free webinars! I would highly recommend Legacy to any Windows users.

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Kaye, if you use Codeweavers Crossover, you don't need a copy of Windows.

OK, so we have 1 vote "Yay" for LFT.
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Old 25 July 2017, 05:14 PM
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I use to use Legacy Family Tree on my Mac but got tired of having Windows. However, I really liked Legacy. I still love the Legacy website and their wonderful free webinars! I would highly recommend Legacy to any Windows users.

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I have a friend who likes Roots Magic very much even better than Legacy.

Hope this helps.

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Old 25 July 2017, 05:29 PM
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I have a friend who likes Roots Magic very much even better than Legacy.

Hope this helps.

Marilynn
But how does it compare with Reunion?
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Old 25 July 2017, 09:01 PM
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I used to be a Legacy Family Tree user too, before I became a Mac person. I thought it was great, and still do, however, the popular windows program these days seems to be RootsMagic. I've looked at it. It seems easy to use and along with its popularity your friend will likely find a lot of other RootsMagic users to help him/her when questions come up. If I were starting out in the windows world today I would definitely pick RootsMagic. I've heard it syncs with Ancestry.com and if you want to move your Family Tree Maker database over to RootsMagic it can be done without gedcom.
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Old 25 July 2017, 09:09 PM
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I used to be a Legacy Family Tree user too, before I became a Mac person. I thought it was great, and still do, however, the popular windows program these days seems to be RootsMagic. I've looked at it. It seems easy to use and along with its popularity your friend will likely find a lot of other RootsMagic users to help him/her when questions come up. If I were starting out in the windows world today I would definitely pick RootsMagic. I've heard it syncs with Ancestry.com and if you want to move your Family Tree Maker database over to RootsMagic it can be done without gedcom.
Thank you, Susan. Hmmm, I'm still waiting for my reply to Marilynn to post.

OK, it stands at 2 for RootsMagic and 1.5 for LFT (I gave a half point for you, Susan).

I'm guessing that both can import a Reunion-generated GEDCOM without problems?
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Old 29 July 2017, 05:16 PM
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In our genealogy society the Windows people seem to be evenly split between Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, and Legacy. I used FTM when I was on Windows up until 2008 when I bought a Mac and switched to Reunion. I thought FTM was fine, although I never used the synch features to Ancestry at that time (maybe they weren't in it then). Overall, I think Reunion is far superior to FTM in capability and flexibility but it doesn't have the Ancestry synching which would be nice - especially when gathering record images on your own computer.

We did some comparisons among us a little while back in our weekly workgroup and when I demonstrated Reunion there was a fair amount of jealousy expressed by the RoostMagic and Legacy crowd when I showed the flexibility in creating structured sources in Reunion, the record marking capabilities, and the custom field definition features. I presume that means that the Windows programs don't have anything as good as that. They also liked the Islands and the book report.

From what I can tell, Windows people sort into various buckets between those who want tight integration with Ancestry (FTM and now, RootsMagic) and those who want a user interface that is simple and PAF-like (RootsMagic) and those who want more power (Legacy). We also had a few TMG (The Master Genealogist) types among your professional genealogist members but they have mostly migrated to Legacy I think.

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Kaye, if you use Codeweavers Crossover, you don't need a copy of Windows.

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Thanks. Downloaded the free trial and it works well. I'll pay for it after working with it some more. Now, just have to delete my partitioned section with old Windows on it....yay!
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Old 25 November 2017, 12:43 PM
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Before moving to a MacBook, I used Brother's Keeper, which is excellent shareware from John Steed. Website is http://www.bkwin.org/.
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