Photo by Member Nichelle Haves
Photo by Member Nichelle Haves
Photo courtesy of Nichelle Hayes
       Photo courtesy of Nichelle Hayes


African American History

Genealogy Tips for Beginners


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Genealogy Software (click the name to follow the link)

  • Animap County Boundry Historical Atlas SoftwareJust about every researcher deals with the problem of finding an old town that has long-since disappeared from the map. Or, you have a known location that is not now in the same county that it was 100 or 200 years ago. AniMap has solutions to these problems. This program will display over 2,300 maps to show the changing county boundaries for each of the 48 adjacent United States for every year since colonial times. 


  • Family Tree Heritage - by Individual Software  Family Tree Heritage makes searching for ancestors and creating your tree easy. Find records and important documents for your ancestors with one click for seamless searches to the world’s largest genealogy database. 


  • RootsMagic7   - RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!.


  • MacFamilyTree 7 - MacFamilyTree 7 helps you explore and visualize your family history in many ways - whether you want to display family relationships in reports, charts or our innovative 3D Virtual Tree, MacFamilyTree 7 is the right solution for you. Investigating and managing your genealogy data has never been easier - synchronize it with iCloud, create websites or do your online research using our gigantic database.


  • MobileFamilyTree 7 - MobileFamilyTree 7 is the first full-featured mobile genealogy app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It comes with all the features you'd expect from a modern genealogy application, provides you with everything you need for genealogical research and works like a charm - without a Mac or PC! 


  • iFamily for Mac -  is a richly featured Genealogy application with a healthy community of users. This is the genealogy application that Mac users have been waiting for! Whereas other genealogy software tends to emphasize the family unit, this software's focus is on each individual person.



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