2012-10-03 Comparing Genealogy Software
Seventies: Welcome Daviss.
Daviss: gee thanks Seventies
Seventies: no problem! :}
Daviss: how are you?
Seventies: I'm doing well. A bit tired. How are you doing?
Daviss: a bit tired myself....How was your evening?
Seventies: Good. Very good.
Daviss: Good to hear that.
Seventies: I worked with students from Rwanda and Gabon last night. It was nice meeting other Africans.
Daviss: I imagine you were in your element
Seventies: lol I would say you imagined correctly.
Daviss: Did you learn anything new?
Seventies: I will post photos tonight. Went home and passed out.
Daviss: I figured that...lol I went oveer to your page to see if you had posted anything last night
Seventies: No, didn't you know that I know everything?? lol But it's a good tired.
Daviss: no, I did not know that you did not know everything..Only somethings I knew that you know :o she is on her job Are you back from SC?
bbenn: Yes, I am back from SC - great meeting!
Seventies: do share bbenn
Daviss: Thats nice.. Did you all sign up for the Webnar on the 14th of Nov
Seventies: I did and e-mailed my genetic cousins on 23andme to join up too AAGHS Northern CA is having a webinar on how to go deeper into your 23 and me results. Hi alt
alt: Hi ladies, bbenn, Daviss & Seventies
bbenn: The Southern Showcase was held in Edgefield, SC and had a two day conference with speakers from all over the country. I was happy to see the AA turn-out.
Seventies: Big turnout then, huh? This was a showcase for SC only? Or all southern genealogy
Daviss: here is the link bbenn.......they only have 200 spots so see if they have openings, you also alt
bbenn: When I see over 15 AA's at a SC meeting, that's a big deal.
Daviss: Heyy alt Good to see you today? up and running lol
Seventies: I received confirmation last night. I did that as soon as I saw it on FB
bbenn: This showcase was organized by the Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society. I will sign up right now.
Daviss: yes bbenn please do keeping fingers crossed for a seat
bbenn: I just signed up and received confirmation.
Seventies: Is Darlington, Darlington Co, SC doing anything?
Daviss: whew!!! bbenn
bbenn: Hi alt
alt: hi bbenn -, welcome back home.. glad to hear your weekend was successful
bbenn: Thanks Alt, the filming went well and the show will air at the end of the month.
Seventies: Oh you have your own TV show now bbenn??
alt: great bbenn!!!! How will we be able to see it?
bbenn: Daviss and Seventies, the Fox Channel in Greenville, SC interviewed me and the slave owners descendant of my family.
alt: hello vkn
bbenn: Hello vkn
vkn: Howdy all and welcome alt
Seventies: OH! we should be able to find a recast of that online... great bbenn
Daviss: Hi there vkn!!
Seventies: hi vkn
vkn: Bbenn neat flyer
bbenn: I will most likely receive advanced notification and will send the link to everyone.
vkn: daviss and seventies howdy
alt: okay bbenn, a heads-up would be appreciated
Seventies: thanks bbenn.
bbenn: I am looking forward to the interview with Joesph McGill next week as he shares his work on the Slave Dwelling Project,
alt: Seventies, are the Africans students at the Academy?
Seventies: hi virginia.
vkn: Howdy Virginia
bbenn: Hi Virginia
Seventies: yes alt.
virginia: hi everyone.
alt: hello viriginia
bbenn: Are any of you heading to Greensboro for the conference?
Daviss: That will surely be a good interview. Is McGill the one that went over with Pricillia?
Seventies: This year I met some from Rwanda and Gabon
alt: okay, thanks Seventies
Daviss: hi virginia!!!!
vkn: I think Selma is bbenn
alt: lot's of folks doing lot's of great things bbenn, .... and you're capturing the work of many of them ..... congrats for that
Daviss: What about you bbenn,are you going to Greensboro?
bbenn: Thanks alt, trying to avoid burnout!
alt: careful, cause that can happen bbenn
Daviss: Whats up with you Virginia, anything new and exciting?
bbenn: No, I cannot go because of a previous commitment.
Seventies: I'm just getting started... I have something to do every saturday of this month! I haven't had that happen in a good while! lol
virginia: No Daviss. Still looking and trying to learn to organize what I have
alt: is tha a "good' busy Seventies?
Seventies: Yes. :} and one is actually genealogy related! lol
Daviss: what's organize mean LOL
Seventies: lol Daviss. There's always referencing and cross referencing.. god I wish my computer files could tag so I could cross reference!
alt: you've got your genealogy software up & running virginia and you're keeping it updated with notes, citations, photos, etc.? right? that's about as organized as one can get ... IMHO LOL LOL
virginia: Glad I'm not the only one. alt Unfortunately no.
alt: Oops lol lol
virginia: Got to get software to do this. What's the best/
Seventies: Roots Magic... lol
alt: I can believe it.. I just noticed I haven't updated my TP website in about 3 weeks and I know I've found some "new" stuff I want to put up online.
bbenn: I use MacFamily Tree and wish that RootsMagic had a Mac version because I also like that software.
Seventies: I'm just now putting up photos from last year online... lol
alt: Roots Magic does have a MAC versio now bbenn ... I'm pretty sure check out www.rootmagic.com
virginia: Got a lot of information. If I can get it together, may find I know more than I think.
bbenn: You are doing better than me!
alt: oh you will virginia, no doubt about that ... as a radio talk show host likes to say LOL LOL
Seventies: I haven't even begun to transcribe those marriage records from Adams Co. MS 1868 - 1870 yet...
bbenn: I purchased the software at a conference and then asked the question - is it Mac compatible and was told no. Maybe they have a new version because that was a year ago.
Seventies: I haven't looked hard at them since July.. lol
bbenn: alt, that's an interesting website; I checked it out and an announcement came blasting about hosting a website.
vkn: I use reunion 10 bbenn
Seventies: it should be Rootsmagic [dot] com
bbenn: I need to check out reunion 10. I exported my data from Family Tree Maker into Mac Family Tree.
virginia: Going to check Roots Magic
alt: www.rootsmagic.com Oops I forgot yhe "s"
bbenn: oh, that's whylol lol lol lol
virginia: Rootsmagic organizes? Surely need a lot of help.
alt: yep virginia, in almost any way you can think of refelcting your basic genealogical input
vkn: MacFamilyTree has nice reports but updates too often for me bbenn
virginia: Maybe I should go on technology forum.
bbenn: The reports are nice - yes - they are frequently tweeting the software. I do like the editing feature.
alt: almost ALL gen software packages have an 'organizing' feature.
bbenn: Excuse the typo --
Seventies: I love it virginia and I have the free version.
bbenn: Nice chatting with everyone! Need to go - bye!
virginia: Good. How do you get free version? Hi Selma.
vkn: Howdy Selma
alt: I like rootsmagic because it is written by 'genealogists' who happen to be software people.
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon alt, daviss, seveneties, virginia and vkn
alt: hello Selma
Seventies: go to the same website virginia. There should be something that says Free or to that effect.
virginia: alt ok.
Seventies: Howdy Selma
virginia: Seventies Thanks Seventies.
Daviss: Hello Selma!!!! I think I have the free one also
vkn: Y'all be good
Seventies: always vkn
alt: you really need the 'full version" only 19.95
Daviss: thats not bad
Seventies: my typing skills are going down hill... I can't type a sentence before these folks logout lol
virginia: Not bad at all.
Seventies: Selma what have you been up to?
Selma: Getting ready to go
alt: you can try the 'free' demon & then do the full upload should you decide you want to go with rootsmagic demon=demo
Daviss: I did not realize the full was only 19.95 alt. I was geared for about $40 I have been so lazy anyway with Family tree
Seventies: Wait a minute, mine said $29.95
virginia: Going to try both alt. Thanks
alt: it might be 29.95 and then 19.95 with upgrades
Seventies: Well I like the free price... lol
alt: free is good Seventies, but you can do so much more with the full version.
virginia: Free sounds good too. Don't want to put tree on Ancestry either.
Seventies: I know and one day I'm going to make the full purchase.. lol Until then I'm going to ride the free until the wheels fall off lol
alt: try it virginia ... you might like it LOL LOL LOL
virginia: Seventies lol
alt: oh BTW Roots Magic is one of the corporate sponsors of the IBGS to be held in SLC.
Daviss: popcorn and sweet tea on the menu for the debate tonight Selma
Selma: All those vendors will probably have specials when you get to the IBGS daviss. We will probably need "drinks" daviss...tonite
Daviss: ooooh alt, mabe I can get one
Selma: and I don't mean sweet tea
Daviss: lol lol
Seventies: lol Sweet Long Island Ice Tea.. lol
alt: I'll watch the debate, but don't want to hear and/or read about who "won" by the talking heads after it is over.
virginia: alt I agree.
Seventies: I'm with you alt. which is why I watch on C-Span
Seventies: Margaret who?? lol
Selma: She is in the southwest seventies.. LOL
Daviss: Margarita for me lol lol Selma
virginia: Daviss Whatever hits me.
Daviss: ok what is it out virginia way lol or NY or Ohio lol
virginia: Got some rum and coke, and something new here called Jeremiah Weed.
Daviss: mabe I will buy a bag of salted peanuts :o No phone calls after 4:pm don't even try it Seventies
Seventies: what? tee hee hee If it were me, I wouldn't buy anything called weed... lol but that's just me... lol
Daviss: lol lol Seventies
Seventies: Alright, I have some legal paperwork to run up to our legal dept. Y'all have a good one. See you on the other side!
virginia: Seventies I hear you, but this is liquid, not cannabis.lol lol
Daviss: too late virginia lol
virginia: I know. Guess that's my typing.
alt: when these folks ay gone,, they are gone ,, lickety-split.
Selma: LOL..lets make sure vkn..deletes those lines before posting
virginia: Have no idea. My brother in law bought it for me. Been scared to try it.
alt: have y'all tried posting to the forums with the 'new' features ... AfriGeneas is ever so technical and innoveative LOL
virginia: Thought debate night might be good time.
Daviss: I better head out now.. take care folks and have a blessed rest of the day
Selma: I have to run folks... Have a great day
alt: se ,, lickety-split LOL bye virginia