What is the best software to store, organize and print out pedigree and descendant charts for my ancestors?
This is an extremely difficult question to answer fairly since very few individuals have had experience with more than one or two software packages. Add to this the fact that there are at least a dozen major software packages, each with strengths and weaknesses depending on the particular needs of the researcher. Some researchers want a package that will allow them to make voluminous notes about their ancestral finds and cross reference them with timelines, chronological and geographical arrangements. They then want to print this data out in linked pedigree formats in individual boxes with nice borders suitable for framing. All of these features and more, including the ability to add black and white and color photographs and photographic family trees, are available. Increasingly, researchers want to send copies of their family trees to friends, relatives and online databases all of which may have different technical requirements that may or may not be compatible with your software pack