What to Know When Choosing Genealogy Software

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What Should my Software Have?

What to Know When Choosing Genealogy Software

What are some specific things you should keep in mind when choosing your genealogy software? Here are some tips to take genealogy software shopping with you:

  • Know what data integrity is. The software you pick should not create data for you if you don't want it to. You should have the option of creating it yourself.
  • When recording names the software should have enough spaces and fields to record names and anything else about that person.
  • When recording dates the software should allow the person to choose the form in which the dates are displayed and help in sorting them.
  • You should have a searching tool that allows you to find individual people. You should also have a surety value available in your software that you can record your opinions on how valid any of the data you are entering is.



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