Monday, May 31, 2010


The anticipation is nearly killing me. I finally bought FTM 2010, Platinum edition. It came in the mail Thursday, but have not been able to use it yet. I want to install it on the desktop that can handle all the requirements, but right now I only have access to my laptop until I move (6 whole weeks away...). And after a very serious computer virus scare a couple of weeks ago, I don't want to compromise the functionality of the laptop. So since I'm sitting here staring at the box, I wanted to know if anyone else uses this software and what you think of it. Any thoughts?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Software Switcheroo

It's hard to get back into the game after straying from my genealogy project. Though I still use free versions of genealogy software, I recently switched from My Heritage software to the free version of Roots Magic. I did this because for some reason, I couldn't get My Heritage to open after my external hard drive switched drive letters all of a sudden (that put a hiccup in iTunes as well...). After that, I tried reinstalling it on the drive, but it kept saving files to my C drive. I wasn't having any of that, so I made the switch. Roots Magic seems to work just as well for me, at least until I can afford to purchase Family Tree Maker 2010.

No significant work was lost in my transition, so I'm grateful for that! Let's hope the transition from free to paid software goes the same way.