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Genealogy programmes

Hi there to all you family diggers!!I have just joined and I was wondering how you all put your information together? When I started (many moons ago) I was all over the place. no computers, just loads of note books with all the surnames mixed up,which I still have. How do you keep track and make sense of it all? How do you keep your precious research for posterity? Will it be lost when you die? Thankfully computers came along and so our problems were over, so we thought!!I created my own database with "Microsoft Access" I'm not a programmer mind you, but very proud of my handywork.However a florish of programmes came one after the other and just as quickly disappeared. I remember UFT - Ultimate Family Tree a great programme but was left to die by its new owners.There are many programmes out there today. Legacy, Roots Magic, The Genealogist and Family Tree Maker and many more.Which one(s) do you use and why?
How about sharing the positives and negatives of the programme you use or some other method.What should a programme be capable of doing for you genealogists?

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