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Offline JAKnighton

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Re: Family History Software for Mac
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 29 December 16 21:41 GMT (UK) »
GRAMPS is totally free, but can be overwhelming if you've never used family tree software before.

I use it mainly for cleaning up GEDCOMs. My main software is Family Tree Maker for Mac 3.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Argyllshire

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Re: Family History Software for Mac
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 01 January 17 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Yes, GRAMPS is free but it is complex to 'drive' and can be overwhelming. I've tried out and bought various versions of Heredis and MacFamilyTree but having started with Reunion for Mac years ago I still come back to it. It's very tempting to use free software but it never has the polish and longevity of paid-for software - I suspect you might find your enthusiasm draining fast if you don't have software you can use easily and confidently.
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Re: Family History Software for Mac
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 29 January 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
After researching for a few weeks and trying a few different software titles I decided to buy Roots Magic?

Three reasons why it looks more suitable for me:-

1 Buy one licence and install on as many machines in the household I want
2 The above includes a MAC version so we can do my Wifes family on her MAC
3 The software includes a Go version which puts the software and data on a USB stick for use on any machine anywhere.

Gedcoms from Ancestry have imported OK
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Lancashire:-Lamb, Gorst, Hardman, Threlfall, Lawson
Westmoreland/Cumberland:-Bush, Strickland, Chamber(s), Hedwen/Hadwin, Carleton
Monmouthshire:-Evans, Jones
Yorkshire:-Collins, Thompson, Darnborough, Drummer, Raistrick, Ewbank, Holdsworth, Clark
Herefordshire:-Ruck, Williams, Jones, Meadmore, Goode, Berrington.
Cheshire:-Ainsworth, Hayes, Norcot, Lowe, Duncalf, Lightfoot, Percival, Newton.
Ireland:-Brazell, Curwen/Curren/Curran/Corn
Canada:-Thompson, Sanderson, Hysop, Beaton, Staniforth


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Re: Family History Software for Mac
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 21 November 20 08:48 GMT (UK) »
Although this thread is quite old now, the dilemma still remains. I have just switched from PC to Mac and can't find a solution.
I used Family Historian 6, which for me, was the best program by a country mile. Having researched options for the Mac, I don't see any of them being a satisfactory replacement for FH6. I vowed I would never do it, but I have succumbed to the temptation to use FH6 on the Mac facilitated by Crossover, a commercial version of WINE. There are a few glitches e.g. with source citations, so I am not entirely comfortable with this option.
I'd be interested to learn how others in a similar situation have resolved the problem.