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3 Helpful Charts About Genealogy Software and Online Trees


These three charts show you at-a-glance the features of genealogy software and family tree websites, and what programs and sites sync your data.

It doesn’t take too long for those of us who love genealogy to realize we need tools to keep track of our family trees—the names, dates, places, how people are related, sources of all that information, etc. etc.

In addition to organizing information, such tools can help you find records and family trees on genealogy websites, create family tree charts and share your research.

Desktop genealogy programs typically offer the most robust options for source documentation and chart creation. But many genealogists find online trees super convenient for their automated hinting systems (which let you quickly decide if a record or person matches your tree and then attach it), easy sharing, and mobile access.

You might find that you want both: a desktop program and an online tree that sync, so you can add to your tree in either one and both are automatically updated.

At-a-Glance Genealogy Software and Online Tree Info

In that case, here’s a chart from the October/November 2017 Family Tree Magazine(which is starting to mail to subscribers) that shows you at a glance which software and family tree sites sync...

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