Genealogy software comparisons

RootsMagic vs Legacy

Over the last few weeks, I have been comparing how RootsMagic and Legacy perform in producing source citations.  I found that both programs were fairly similar, however I preferred the way the RootsMagic sources displayed when converted to Gedcom and then imported into my website, which used TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Site-building by Darryn Lythgoe).… Continue reading RootsMagic vs Legacy

Genealogy software comparisons

Source citations on website – which is better Legacy or RootsMagic?

Over the last two weeks, I have been comparing the source templates in RootsMagic and Legacy Family Tree, to see which program produced the better source citations. It seems that they both produce templates that are close to the Elizabeth Shown Mills Evidence Explained models, but both need some adjustments. The question is now –… Continue reading Source citations on website – which is better Legacy or RootsMagic?

Genealogy software comparisons

Vital certificates, State Level

This post is an update to my post Comparing source citations – Vital certificates, state level. In this post, I showed how I set up a source using the Birth Registration, State Level source template in RootsMagic, and the elements had appeared out of order. Today, after setting up a custom source template for Vital Certificate, State Level,… Continue reading Vital certificates, State Level

Genealogy software comparisons

Comparing source citations – Census records, database/images online

At this stage, I have only compared two programs, RootsMagic and Legacy. Using the example from the Evidence Explained quick-check samples for Derivatives: Database, Online (which was used for the Federal Census of 1871 Canada (Ontario index)), this is what I came up with for the 1841 England Census at ancestry.com.au: Source List Entry  The National Archives… Continue reading Comparing source citations – Census records, database/images online

Genealogy software comparisons

Comparing source citations – Vital certificates, state level

At this stage, I have only compared two programs, RootsMagic and Legacy Family Tree. From the Evidence Explained quick-check samples for Vital Certificates, State Level, this is what the citation should look like: Source List Entry  Victoria, Australia, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, birth certificates, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Melbourne First (full) reference note Victoria,… Continue reading Comparing source citations – Vital certificates, state level