What's best - Family Tree Maker or Ancestry Quest.
December 2, 2012 8:31 AM Subscribe
Genealogy Software - can't decide between Family Tree Maker and Ancestry Quest.
posted by Kevin S to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Time to consolidate the info I have including a family tree entered many years ago on an ancient version of Family Tree Maker. Googling around, it seems that the best candidates are the latest version of Family Tree Maker or Ancestry Quest. And it seems that Ancestry.com is the the best one point source for research. Considerations:
* Windows 7 only
* Would like ability to export to a standard format (is that GEDCOM?) for archival purposes and longevity of data.
* Don't care if I have to manually reenter everything.
* Would like ability to have a cloud based replication of the tree for others to view but don't anticipate a heavy-duty shared project.
* No interest in being able to print out pretty notebooks for relatives.
I"m leaning toward Ancestry Quest but perhaps family tree works better in conjunction with Family Tree Maker?
Any advice and comments appreciated. Thank you.