Starting Over with Reunion for the Mac

by Scott Jangro on April 29, 2010

Today, I decided to start fresh with my family tree and create a new one that contains only sourced records. I’ve got a tree that I’ve been building over the past 20 years that has over 1000 people in it. Big deal, because it is filled with the early mistakes that any newbie family tree researcher makes which is to merge trees from other researchers without regard for accuracy.

With that, I’ve created a new tree in my genealogy software and I’ll be adding people slowly and deliberately, citing sources along the way as I pull the information from the old tree.

50E0F4A6-36CB-4D68-B7D2-770A6C1CFEF8.jpgI’ve also purchased a license of Reunion 9 for the Mac (I’ve switched to a Mac since I’ve been working on my tree in earnest). It figures, because Ancestry.com just announced FTM for the Mac after all these years.

Literally decades have passed without FTM on the Mac. I purchase software and merely hours later, Ancestry makes that announcement. The story of my life.

That’s ok, as a Mac user I’m used to spending lots of money.

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Greta Koehl May 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

You seem to have the same kind of bad luck that I do. However, I am also a Reunion user and really like it and prefer it to Family Tree Maker based on what I have seen of FTM.

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Barbara McGee May 27, 2010 at 5:54 am

I too am a Reunion user. I have seen FTM and my cousin uses it. We compared notes last summer and we both agreed there are some features on both that we would like to have. Reunion is very easy to use. I also made mistakes and did not document my earlier work. I’m trying to go back and reverify some of the early things I put in it. What a pain!

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Shirley Becker March 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

I have been a Mac user since I started computing about 1986 or so. I started with Reunion 4 and have gone from there. I had FTM back then and still preferred Reunion. I am still correcting mistakes made in the beginning, but have too many names. Just don’t want to start over, so am correcting as I find them. Good luck and enjoy.

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