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Family History & Genealogy Group

This Group meets at 1:00pm - 3rd Tuesday each month at
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street. Visitors are welcome

What is My Family Tree?

My Family Tree 5My Family Tree is a free genealogy application for Windows®. It has been carefully designed to help you quickly create your family tree using a simple and intuitive interface.

For those just starting out investigating their family history, it provides an easy way to visualise and share your family tree with photos, stories and basic facts about each person. More experienced genealogists will find full support for citations and evidence and options to transfer data using the GEDCOM file format.
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Legacy Family Tree 8 Rated #1 Genealogy Software

Legacy Family Tree Delux 8Legacy Family Tree 8 is the most advanced genealogy program with endless customizable features, earning "TopTenREVIEWS' Gold Award." You choose the options to reach the level of detail and accuracy you want. Be assured that Legacy will grow right along with your genealogical skills. Good research is essential to success and Legacy's exclusive Research Guidance feature increases the odds of discovering new members of your family. Ready to share? With a new charting program, genealogists can easily create an array of wall charts heir looms for generations to come.

Legacy Family Tree 8 includes tools to produce wall charts to display your family tree in a variety of formats, including DNA charts. You can also incorporate Microsoft's Virtual Earth to automatically pinpoint important locations and map your ancestor's migration.

  • Bonus Features:
  • Genealogy is about the present as well as the past. Compile an address book and use it to easily print address labels and name tags complete with photos and three-generation pedigree charts. Legacy's home page automatically posts birthdays and anniversaries from your information.
  • Intellishare option manages group updates to the family file. Assign a Keeper of the Family File to coordinate participants. The Keeper uses Legacy's Intellishare function to merge and reconcile records at their discretion.
  • Legacy Family Tree 8 supports synchronization with Pocket Genealogist, the leader in genealogy software for Windows Mobile devices. Learn lots more at Top Ten Reviews

Comparing Genealogy Programs

One of the first steps in creating your family tree is to choose a suitable program for recording and displaying all the relevant genealogy data you will surely gather. Browse the current top ten genealogy programs.

Genealogy through DNA - Explained: