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    1. Re: [TABAR] [WOODWORTH] Family Tree Maker software going away
    2. Keith Berry via
    3. Sharon, When I started in Genealogy a few years ago, I used a program called Roots III which was DOS-based. The subsequent versions that attempted to go to Windoze all failed. I had a lot of work every time I wanted to export a file to GEDCOM and then to upload it; sometimes the upload took over 30 hours. Ahh, the "good old days." Eventually, I had to let go of Roots III and find something that was almost as good. I shopped and shopped, trying the demo versions of many programs. I eventually settled for Legacy. I used the Free version for a while and then upgraded to the "Deluxe" version ($25 USD). I started with Ver 6.0, went through 7.0 and am now on 8.0. Each full upgrade cost about $20 USD but the next "generation" is usually 3-4 years. For example, the current edition of Legacy is Build 8.0.0.536. Yep, 536 tweaks and updates, all free. As you know, my website has been around for a while and I keep updating by exporting the full GEDCOM from Legacy to my site module. You do need to be careful with your export, particularly if, like me, you use diacritics. Legacy handles them quite well, but the program you export to may have issues. Exports in any mode are fast and seamless. I guess the only negative comment is that I do not find Legacy quite as intuitive as the old Roots III, but maybe I am just stuck in the past. I am a keyboard kind of person and Legacy certainly is more for the mouse users, but you get used to it. All the Best Keith Berry Edmonton, Canada The Nova Scotia Eatons http://www.nseaton.org On 14/01/2016 2:36 PM, Sharon.Bias@lists2.rootsweb.com wrote: > Hi > > > Since Ancestry announced they are discontinuing all support for FTM in 2017, I want to know what software others are going to be migrating to. Ancestry wants to keep your files on-line and charge you a monthly or yearly fee for that privilege. And who knows if they're going to share your data or not. > > > I want a stand alone software I can put on my PC and upload information as needed. On Amazon, I found genealogy software called: Family History6, Family Tree Heritage, RootsMagic7, and Legacy. There are older versions of FTM available. > > > What's everyone using and how do you like it? Please post to the Rootsweb accounts so we can pass the info along. Watch hitting "reply" because Rootsweb is getting weird and sometimes you reply to yourself. > > > Sharon G. Bias > AVATAR Business Systems, Inc. > 3838 Watt Avenue #F605 > Sacramento CA 95821 > (916) 481-4413 > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to WOODWORTH-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2016.0.7294 / Virus Database: 4492/11397 - Release Date: 01/14/16 > > ----- No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2016.0.7294 / Virus Database: 4492/11397 - Release Date: 01/14/16

    01/14/2016 09:56:23
    1. Re: [TABAR] [STAPP] Family Tree Maker software going away
    2. THOM via
    3. I think you are missing the BEST program... ANCESTRAL QUEST.. they have a free version or for a small fee you get the works... I have been using this program for over 10 years...(PAF before)... relatively bug free, always free updates, great tech support, Video teaching and best of all directly works with New Family Search... you do not have to upload you info ,,, and you have access to Ancestry and 3 other engines( most free) from NFS. I have tried them all in my 30 yrs research and for my money AQ is the best THOM stapper1@aol.com -----Original Message----- From: AVATAR Business Systems via <stapp@rootsweb.com> To: woodworth <woodworth@rootsweb.com>; stapp <stapp@rootsweb.com>; tabar <tabar@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2016 1:36 pm Subject: [STAPP] Family Tree Maker software going away Hi Since Ancestry announced they are discontinuing all support for FTM in 2017, I want to know what software others are going to be migrating to. Ancestry wants to keep your files on-line and charge you a monthly or yearly fee for that privilege. And who knows if they're going to share your data or not. I want a stand alone software I can put on my PC and upload information as needed. On Amazon, I found genealogy software called: Family History6, Family Tree Heritage, RootsMagic7, and Legacy. There are older versions of FTM available. What's everyone using and how do you like it? Please post to the Rootsweb accounts so we can pass the info along. Watch hitting "reply" because Rootsweb is getting weird and sometimes you reply to yourself. Sharon G. Bias AVATAR Business Systems, Inc. 3838 Watt Avenue #F605 Sacramento CA 95821 (916) 481-4413 ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to STAPP-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/14/2016 09:49:56
    1. [TABAR] Family Tree Maker software going away
    2. Hi Since Ancestry announced they are discontinuing all support for FTM in 2017, I want to know what software others are going to be migrating to. Ancestry wants to keep your files on-line and charge you a monthly or yearly fee for that privilege. And who knows if they're going to share your data or not. I want a stand alone software I can put on my PC and upload information as needed. On Amazon, I found genealogy software called: Family History6, Family Tree Heritage, RootsMagic7, and Legacy. There are older versions of FTM available. What's everyone using and how do you like it? Please post to the Rootsweb accounts so we can pass the info along. Watch hitting "reply" because Rootsweb is getting weird and sometimes you reply to yourself. Sharon G. Bias AVATAR Business Systems, Inc. 3838 Watt Avenue #F605 Sacramento CA 95821 (916) 481-4413

    01/14/2016 09:36:19
    1. [TABAR] Free Ancestry info Labor Day weekend
    2. Sgbelverta via
    3. E-mail sent to me by Ancestry.com. It's already started on the continental US! If you have plans this Labor Day Weekend, you might want to rethink them! _Ancestry.com_ (http://geneabloggers.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6b48e8de3ee2e5430b75a4d5&id=97aaf79dd0&e=971bad5c12) will offer FREE access to all US birth, death and marriage records this weekend including updates to its new Wills collection! Access available starting TODAY September 2nd, at 11:00 am Central through Monday, September 7th, 11:00 pm Central. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice (916) 487-6858 fax

    09/02/2015 06:45:23
    1. [TABAR] Genealogy site.
    2. HI, The following is an article in the Eastman Genealogy newsletter that was recently published. It has interesting information on a genealogy site you probably have never heard of. http://blog.eogn.com/2014/09/30/familypedia-the-biggest-genealogy-site-you-probably-never-heard-of/ Sharon G. Bias AVATAR Business Systems, Inc. 3838 Watt Avenue #F605 Sacramento CA 95821 (916) 481-4413

    09/30/2014 08:06:36
    1. [TABAR] Civil War records
    2. Sgbelverta via
    3. Hi All, The following link was provided by the Eastman's online Genealogy Newsletter. I found it very informative and thought I'd pass it along. http://blog.eogn.com/2014/09/28/civil-war-soldiers-graves-online-database/ Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161

    09/29/2014 10:22:11
    1. [TABAR] Keeping your genealogy
    2. Sgbelverta via
    3. HI All, If you want your tweets and genealogy to outlast you, the following is an excellent article by Dick Eastman. http://blog.eogn.com/2014/09/04/tellmebye/ Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 481-4413 day (916) 991-3161 evening

    09/05/2014 07:54:44
    1. [TABAR] G-MAIL and Rootsweb
    2. HI All, OK, G-mail will work with Rootsweb IF you use the Gmail web site. If you try and use Outlook with a Gmail address, it doesn't work. This does not mean this work around will work at mailing lists other than Rootsweb. And Yahoo is still the kiss of death for belonging to a mailing list. This may not be a genealogy conversation, but we can't have any conversations if the bulk of the members can't participate. So please hanging in their until we get this fixed or find work arounds. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 481-4413 day (916) 991-3161 evening

    07/13/2014 11:58:24
    1. [TABAR] RED ALERT--MAJOR ROOTSWEB MELTDOWN
    2. HI, Rootsweb had a major internal meltdown, and has been un-subscribing hundreds of members on assorted lists. Users using AOL, Comcast, G-Mail are the most affected. Of course, if you use AOL, Comcast, or G-mail, may not get this posting to know there is a problem. It's probably better not to post any genealogy info or questions right now, just because you could be missing many potential interested people. If you have posted information in the last 2 weeks, you may want to post again. This problem appears to be system wide, so if you belong to other Rootsweb lists, you're going to face the same issue. I'll keep everyone informed about the problem. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 481-4413 day (916) 991-3161 evening

    05/21/2014 11:36:16
    1. [TABAR] Connecticut records access
    2. Hi All, Dick Eastman's genealogy blog has posted an important alert for all genealogists. The State of Connecticut is changing language to in their laws allowing access to records. Do you want to have to make an appointment to see any records in any Connecticut County? See the article below: http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2014/03/connecticut-is-trying -to-restrict-genealogists-access-to-records.html You can do a cut and past of the sample letter to send to the Connecticut legislators. This is a biggie folks. We need to act. Thanks. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 sgbelverta@aol.com

    03/25/2014 06:33:43
    1. [TABAR] Free genealogy books on-line
    2. HI All, The article referenced below came from the fine genealogy newsletter, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. Dick Eastman has free and subscription versions. The information supplied in the free version is wonderful, and you can't beat a price of free. I strongly suggest you subscribe to either version. This article updates the status of the growing digitalization of genealogy books. These are also free. You just can't beat free. http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2014/03/you-can-download-83947-genealogy-books-free-of-charge.html Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 sgbelverta@aol.com

    03/19/2014 07:36:11
    1. [TABAR] New SLC LDS service
    2. HI All, I want to thank Dick Eastman's newsletter for turning me on to this information. The Family History Library as initiated a new FREE service which allows you to get copies of critical documentation from their extensive library. The files will be sent to you in an electronic format, and you can request 5 pages free of charge each month. Below is the link to the FHL web site for more information. https://familysearch.org/blog/en/policy-change-patrons-requesting-photocopie s-family-history-library-salt-lake-city-utah/ If this helps just one person document their ancestry, then the program will have been a success. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 _sgbelverta@aol.com_ (mailto:sgbelverta@aol.com)

    03/07/2014 05:47:42
    1. [TABAR] This will goof up every genealogy software
    2. Hi All, Dick Eastman pointed to this article in his daily on-line newsletter. It certainly makes clear that our descendants will have a lot of challenges figuring out relationships. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/della-wolf-is-b-c-s-1st-child -with-3-parents-on-birth-certificate-1.2526584 Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 phone & fax

    02/13/2014 05:59:25
    1. [TABAR] Why can't they do that with our surname
    2. Hi All, Please see interesting article about the Stewart/Stuart surname. Wish our surname could do this. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10608807/Half-of-all-the-men -in-Britain-with-surname-Stewart-descended-from-royalty.html Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice & fax

    02/01/2014 04:37:06
    1. [TABAR] Genealogy Burglary
    2. Where do I sign up to spend the night in a warm genealogy library? At least they didn't appear to destroy any of the documents. http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129604/1001/NEWS Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice & fax

    01/31/2014 05:24:26
    1. [TABAR] 10 best places to do genealogy research
    2. Hi All, Below is an article that appeared in US Today about the 10 best places to visit for genealogy research. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2014/01/09/f amily-history-genealogy-research-library/4389239/ While a cruise would be great, I can't afford that right now. So I'd like to add the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana and Sutro Library in San Francisco. I haven't been able to visit the Allen Library, but I've been to Sutro many times. Sutro moved into new facilities several years ago, and the access to records has increased significantly. The new facility actually has enough plugs for people using laptops and lots of windows to make your research pleasant. Parking is still a challenge, since this is on a university campus. Make sure you read the signs, or you may end your trip at the city impound lot for cars. There is decent public transportation, but during the school year, those buses and trams are filled with college kids. The library is on the western side of San Francisco, so if you want to visit Fisherman's Wharf, plan on a 20-45 minute drive. The traffic is miserable. The U.S. National Archives in Washington DC has an amazing collection, but it's spread over several locations. You need to figure out what records you want, and where those records are stored. The locations are 20+ miles apart, so going to the wrong location will cost you a significant amount of time. A phone call or Internet search is where you want to start before you visit. The Clayton Library in Houston is a gem. For one thing, it has decent public transportation access. While I wouldn't want to wander the neighborhood after dark, it closes early, so it should still be light when you leave. It has a decent number of electrical outlets for computers. The staff is helpful. It's close to the Zoo, the Holocaust museum, and the Fine Arts Museum, so the non-genealogy members of your party have something to do while you dive into your books. Heaven forbid you have someone ill in your party, but there are 9 major hospitals within 5 miles of the library. Hope a genealogy research trip is in your future. Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice & fax

    01/11/2014 12:30:15
    1. [TABAR] On-line sources Guide
    2. Hi All, Dick Eastman's genealogy newsletter pointed me to this source. It's an article and listing of some primary genealogy document source locations, broken down by State. It is going to solve your family history? Probably not. t is going to give you a list of documents you might want to research? Yup. Maybe it will help plan your next genealogy trip. http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/09/71-digital-portals-to-state -history/ Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice & fax

    09/24/2013 05:06:33
    1. [TABAR] Digital data
    2. Hi All, So, you've finally got all of your genealogical data moved over to an electronic format? We'll, there are now complications if you want to leave that data to someone. The article below is from Canada, but the principle is the same. http://www.canada.com/Lawyers+raise+questions+about+digital+data+rights+afte r+owner+death/8812468/story.html Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 phone & fax

    08/23/2013 01:00:01
    1. [TABAR] FamilySearch News
    2. Hi All, The link below is from the Eastman On-Line Genealogy Newsletter. Dick Eastman was attending the FGS conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. What is truly amazing is the strides Family Search has made in making genealogy data free to everyone. The fee for service genealogy sites offer great information, but the cost can be prohibitive for some people. Enjoy the article. http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/08/many-new-announcement s-from-familysearch.html Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 phone & fax

    08/23/2013 12:50:59
    1. [TABAR] Genealogy Cruise
    2. Hi All, This was advertised on Dick Eastman's web site. Sound like a wonderful pre-Christmas trip next year. _http://www.cecruisegroups.com/genealogy-cruise-2014.html _ (http://www.cecruisegroups.com/genealogy-cruise-2014.html) Sharon G. Bias PO Box 1725 North Highlands CA 95660 (916) 991-3161 voice & fax

    08/19/2013 06:04:38