Thursday, July 10, 2014

Desktop Genealogy Program vs. Online Family Tree

In our classes I often am asked the question of whether a desktop genealogy program (e.g. Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, etc.) is still necessary given the many opportunities to post and manage family tree information on a website.

Renee Zamora, writing in Renee’s Genealogy Blog, addresses that question. In her article she specifically addresses the use of Family Search Family Tree as the online tree example, but her arguments can be applied equally to any other online tree service.

This is a thought-provoking treatment of the subject and well-worth the read.

You can find Renee’s article at:  Renee's Genealogy Blog: Do I Still Need a Desktop Genealogy Program or is Family Tree Enough?

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