By now you know that I am a long time user of Legacy Family Tree but I many of my colleagues like RootsMagic so I thought I should try it out. I now have both programs on my computer and I am looking forward to comparing the two. The first thing I did was join the RootsMagic Mailing List. I know I will have questions even after watching the Training Webinars. I love trying out new stuff so this will be fun.
I also want to talk about Legacy a little bit ecause I am not abandoning it. Version 8 is coming out very soon and Geoff Rassmussen has been sending out little teasers on the Legacy Mailing List about the new features. So far we know that the look will be updated and streamlined. Yesterday Geoff announced that you will be able to see all nine tags on the family view and on the individual screen instead of three which was definitely on my wish list. You will also be able to see how many individuals there are on each tag which is very handy. Before you would have to do a search for everyone tagged on tag 5 to get a count. Legacy now interfaces with New FamilySearch but soon it will switch over to FamilyTree. That might happen before Version 8 is released.
Many genealogists run more than one database program on their computer to take advantage of each program’s strengths. I guess I just became one of them.
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