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Best Geneaology software

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Gillian Report 30 Jan 2012 13:11

It occurred to me the other day that if some ethereal force attacked Genes reunited and the data got "removed" me and many many others would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
Am thinking about getting a software package to upload my tree on for a backup.
Can anyone recommend one please?


GlitterBaby Report 30 Jan 2012 13:41

Might be better on Genealogy Chat Board


KenSE Report 30 Jan 2012 14:47

It should be on the chat board but as far a preserving the data goes just make sure that you export a GEDCOM to your PC whenever you make a significant number of changes to your tree.

That way when you get a family tree program you will have the information available.

You will need to keep any photos videos etc separately as they are not part of the GEDCOM file.


InspectorGreenPen Report 5 Feb 2012 06:34

My advice is only ever to use websites, or indeed any other location that you have no direct control over, for "throw away" copies of your tree.

I maintain all my records on my home PC using FTM (Family Tree Maker), and ensure the data is backed up and stored safely on a regular basis.

My trees on GR, Ancestry, Tribal etc are updated from time to time from FTM. If the data on there ever gets trashed then I simply upload a new file.