Getting your family history organized and made available to other members of your family is easy with one of the Genealogy Database Programs. Family Tree Maker (FTM) is commonly used by many of the Pastfinders Members and therefore I will be demonstrating how to use FTM. The ability to produce various reports and to store and organize photos and documents is a major reason to use FTM. Ancestry.com or other on-line Genealogy databases do not have the range of reports that FTM has.
Last month we reviewed Part 2, Chapter 4: Documenting Your Research and Including Media Items.
In April we will continue where we stopped in March, then continue on to:
Chapter 7: Using Maps. To use maps you have to use the standardized format for location names.
Chaper 8: Researching Your Tree Online. FTM will automatically find information on familysearch and ancestry (if you are a member, familysearch is free, ancestry costs $99 for 6 months). But you can also search many other places on the web.