There are web-sites which explain the choices available. You could
I started with Family Origins but now I use Brother's Keeper. It has
things like an 'indented book' descendants chart which will include
all your notes, and similar things for ancestors. I believe Family
Tree Maker has a larger range of pretty trees, but you don't
necessarily need those for a record book. The page above has links to
other software information. Read for yourself!
You can ask on the appropriate mailing-list for details of ancestors
alive in 1881 or (in Devon, Norfolk and Warwick) in 1851. Quite a
number of us have these Censuses on CDs. Do give as much info about
dates and places as you have.
Go to www.rootsweb.com
and read their lessons on how to build a family
history. Get familiar with the appropriate Genuki sites if your
ancestors are from the UK. For Devon it is
Look up your ancestors parishes, and
hunt around the site generally.
----- Original Message -----
From: Debbie <pickthis(a)home.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 3:00 AM
I would really like to have my family tree etc. on the computer as
as a really nice presentable "book" like file that my
look through etc. Any ideas? any good software programs out there?
As well, after getting all the vital info, how do you go about
out more about your family - their actual places of work, general
of people they were etc. as I have heard many people talk about
ancestors way of life etc.
Any help would be great!