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  1. Genealogy Online Keeping Track

  2. Keeping track of it all - then

  3. Keeping track of it all – now

  4. Genealogy Software • Organize info by family • Easy to modify • Many reports • Interchange data via GEDCOM • Free or low cost

  5. Which Software • If what you have works for you – great! • www.consumersearch.com/www/software/genealogy-software/ for reviews • Free genealogy software • RootsMagic Essentials • Upgrade to full RootsMagic for $30 • Personal Ancestral File • If what you have works for you – great! • www.consumersearch.com/www/software/genealogy-software/ for reviews

  6. RootsMagic Essentials • Download from www.rootsmagic.com/Essentials/ • Can later upgrade to RootsMagic • Feature comparison chart www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/Features.aspx

  7. Personal Ancestral File • Download • PAF 5.2 • PAF Companion Basic • PAF Tutorial • From • www.familysearch.org/eng/home/welcome/pafdownload.asp • Upgrade to PAF Companion for $6.75 • Very good charts

  8. PAF Tutorial • 7 Lessons on PAF usage • Getting Started: Typing in Your Family • Getting Started: Making Changes • Notes and Sources • Printing Forms and Reports • Sharing Files • Match/Merge • Advanced Focus/Filter • Can access fromwww.familysearch.org/ENG/paf/lessons/paf5.html

  9. GEDCOM • GEnealogy Data COMmunication • For exchange of databases • Filetype is GED (ex. - surname.ged) • File…Import - to bring data in from file • File…Export - to create file

  10. PAF Reports • PAF • Pedigree • Ancestry • Descendants • Books, etc • PAF Companion ($6.75) • More sophisticated, colorful charts • Fan charts, kinship, hourglass, etc