One of the difficult things about doing genealogy is how to share your work with your non-genealogy program-owning relatives. Printing out big books of family trees and pictures to send to them is expensive and time consuming, then there are the revisions, corrections and additions.
The folks at Rootsmagic and also Legacy have made available FREE basic programs which your relatives can download. When you want to share your family tree with your family, or ask someone to double check something for you, you can just click and send. The family genealogist (you) will probably need to buy the full program to get all of the bells and whistles, but if you wish to test the program out download a free version and see if you like it.
I have been going to the Rootsmagic computer users meetings at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library trying to learn more about computers and the program. Next on the list is to install the programs. Then try to transfer the data. Some of you may remember the various disasters that I encountered with my last attempt. Our editor and member, Barb, and I are going to try to get those databases into shape, probably with help from the experts at the users’ group.
Have you an interesting Chandler ancestor that you wish to write about? Or a research question or project? Or something historical? If so, contact our editor Barb.
More discoveries to be made in 2010. Happy New Year everyone!