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FTM Software -is it any good?

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Re: FTM Software -is it any good?

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Whether you prefer FTM over other genealogy software will depend much upon your specific needs. I have current licenses for, and have used, most of the major software (FTM, Legacy, RootsMagic, TMG, Family Historian, Genbox, and more) on Windows. Further, I begin with genealogy software on CPM+ operating system back in the mid-1980s, before moving to DOS, and finally Windows.

For me, Genbox offered the most complete set of features. Unfortunately, that software 'sort of died' five years ago. TMG, Legacy, and RootsMagic offers many of the features found in Genbox, yet each lacks other features I found important. So far, FTM seems to be the only genealogy software that offers a similar set of features to what I found important in Genbox.

Since many genealogy software offers trial versions you might consider trying each software to get a feel for data entry, seeing where data (sources, media, etc) are used and shown by the software, along with output of typical reports. What is "right" for you may not be the same for someone else.
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