Top 5 Genealogy Software Programs For Under $40

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With the start of the second quarter of the year, we at Genealogists.combegin, yet again, our quest for better ways to organize and improve ourresearching methods. There are a host of new genealogy products out there, solet’s start by taking a look at some of the latest software.

Family Tree Maker 2014 ($39.99)

The always-popular Family Tree Maker makes creating and sharing yourinformation simple and fun. Share, update, and sync your family tree from anywhere--all you need is an Internet connection. New for you: Family Views, better organizing tools, and improved report and chart options. Plus, you’ll get a 14-day free trial to

Family Tree Heritage Platinum ($39.99)

This software is connected to one of the largest genealogy databases in the world, Plus, you can search directly in making searching for and locating records only a click away. New for you: Color Coding family lines, Tags, and an Interactive Research Timeline that uncovers events occurring during your ancestor’s lifetime.

Heredis 2014 ($39.99)

Developed in France, this genealogy program is available for Windows and Mac OS. The interface is modern, and accessible, allowing you to tailor the program to fit your needs. New for you: Extended Family and Migrations Map, two new views, and a Find Relationships search.

Legacy 8.0 Family Tree ($34.99)

Loaded with new features, Legacy 8.0 makes it easy to store all your genealogical information in one location. Navigation is easy and you can keep track of millions of people with just a few keys strokes. New for you: Origins Report, Migration Report, and Instant Duplicate Checking.

RootsMagic 7 ($29.95)

Great for everyone from beginners to experienced genealogists. RootsMagic Explorer makes genealogy easy, from locating an ancestor to editing a file. And, RootsMagic To Go allows you to pop your data onto a USB flash drive and access it on any computer. New for you: Automatic backup and restoring of your data, automatic online searches for ancestor matches, and data error warnings. RootsMagic 7 also runs on the MAC OS X operating system with MacBridge.

But genealogists do not research by software alone: If there’s a lot of “heavy lifting” in your genealogical investigations, we’dbe happy to assist you. With our foot-in-the-door access to thousands of libraries and archives around the world, can help you make your genealogy goals a reality. Click here to learn how we can help you with your research.

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March 27, 2015
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