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Useful Links & Resources - Software

All these will import/export using common file format so you can start with one and transfer (most of) your data if you change your mind. All do basic functions but have different additional functions (such as face recognition in group photographs). The majority are of US origin but have varying degrees of "Anglicisation".  

Legacy (free (limited version) with good value upgrade

Family Historian: 30 day free trial

Family Tree Maker) – one of the oldest, owned by Ancestry so has linked searches; purchase usually includes limited subscription to Ancestry

/ – reads most (popular) software files and offers research suggestions for missing data

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