Genealogy and Family Tree software
**New user review:
Addison’s disease, the fibres of Perkinje, the circle of Willis. Medicine is replete with the names of our venerable forbears who “discovered” the anatomy, physiology and pathology that is the warp and weave of medical theory and practice. But who were they, and (now this is a fascinating question!) were any of them your ancestors? OK – probably not, but you never know! Even more tantalising who were your ancestors?
Take a look at this short video on the Family Historian website to see how easily you could find out, but, of equal importance, this software provides the very best functionality to support your search and for recording and displaying your family tree.
The next step is to download the free 30 day trial and then you can really test Family Historian for yourself. That is what I did as a newcomer to researching my family tree and I was hooked, and so here I am now standing on the shoulders of my predecessors writing this review.
Using the boxed version, which comes with a simple and well illustrated quick start guide, I took my maternal family tree that had been previously researched by my cousin, and entry of the data into Family Historian was simple – even before I read the user guide! The data was immediately incorporated to produce an intuitive and easily understood family tree, and the program provided all the tools for interrogating that tree at any entry point. Adding pictures and notes was similarly easy. Searching ancestry websites directly from the inbuilt search facility worked like a dream and the automatic source citation page was the perfect adjunct.
Having now read the user guide and watched the video tutorial I am looking forward to producing reports both printed, digital and online for other family members to enjoy. I am also looking forward to using the full gamut of techniques that the multimedia facility provides. And the map tool is such an attractive innovation for geographically placing family members and ancestors. Another useful feature is being able to drag-and-drop text from the Web Search Window, or from most word-processors, onto any name, date, place or other text field, in the Property Box or Automatic Source Citation pane.
As you become more expert then all the tools and windows etc., are user configurable – everything you could ever need to make your family tree software in your very own image.
Immediate access to any member of family tree or back to the home starting person are just one click of a button away – you simply cannot get lost!
I could write more but I have a date in history (beyond my present search which already extends back to 1760) to ask for my ancestors’ permission!
Maybe if your Family Historian searches are confocal with mine, then we might even be related!