Tag Archives: Genealogy Software

Ancestry App for Android – How I am Using It

By now I am pretty sure that almost if not all of you have heard about the Ancestry App for android is out. If I am not mistaken it was released on December 21st. I had previously played with it on a friends Ipad but had heard that it was limited to only 10,000 names, if true or not I am not sure do don’t quote me.

Well anyways I have a Kindle Fire and I really like the application since it downloaded my 15,000 plus database and it is also available offline. Since I mainly use it to just display it to family members and also easy way to have it available at a moments notice. If you have not done so here you can get it Ancestry App. You can also read more about it.

Please note that in order to get your tree into the app you have to upload your gedcom to your Ancestry.com account but the good thing is that it is free to create an account and have your tree online. Just make sure to select the appropriate security settings for your tree.

Image of app on Android Phone:

Image from ancestry.com

Sources: Ancestry.com

Free Software to Help You Transcribe Your Genealogy Records

Transcribing records for your Genealogy research is  a must and I know that at one point you will have to do it, and that is why I am writing this post. I want to let you know about the program that I personally use. I had already briefly mentioned this piece of software on an earlier post. Well, today I took the time to give it the justice that it deserves. Continue reading

Another Great Tool for your Genealogy Research

An invaluable tool when doing my Genealogy Research is a piece of software called “Search” it is made by Sandman Software. Their websites description is:

Searches text files for strings and combination of strings. Has useful or / and / and not search combinations, and can also use regular expressions. New in version 3, is the built-in viewer / editor that highlights the matched strings and lines.

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I have been using this software for about four years, and the way that I use it is mainly to search text based databases that I have accumulated throughout the years, for example vital records, voter lists, indexes of census, and others. It displays the line of text where there is a match and it searches multiple documents at the same time.

Try it out right now they have a 30 day trial period and if it serves your needs SadMan Software Search is priced at $29.00 for a personal or corporate single-user license. I usually don’t spend money but this is the only software that I have found that gets the job done. If anyone has a free alternative that does the same job as this software let me know.

Test it Out:

Disclaimer: I am in no way or manner affiliated in any form or manner with this website, try out before you buy. Just wanted to share software that can be useful to any family historian or genealogist.

5 Free Genealogy Database Software

Free is always good, specially if your budget does not allow you to buy things that you absolutely don’t need. With being the proud father of a toddler and a baby on diapers, there is not much extra left over.

Here are a five programs that won’t cost a penny unless you want the extras that each offers. I am not going to describe them since I believe that the best way to chose the best one for you is by installing each one and trying them out for yourself.

Five Free Genealogy Database Programs To Check Out:

Legacy family Tree Standard Edition

RootsMagic Essentials

Ancestral Quest Basics

Family Tree Builder – (My favorite and the one I use) Since a year ago I have not used it. I bought Family Tree Maker.

Personal Ancestral File – Will be discontinued in July 2013.

After trying each one out, just chose the one that provides you with ease of use and is a perfect fit to you.

This post was last updated 6-23-2013