Friday, May 22, 2009

Louis Kessler

Louis Kessler’s Behold Blog - Blew Them Away: "I surveyed the crowd. 90% had computers. About 70% used genealogy software, mostly Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Brother`s Keeper and PAF. There was one Unix GRAMPS user and one Mac iFamily user. Only about one quarter of them knew what GEDCOM was."

BEHOLD Genealogy Software: "So why do almost all genealogy programs make you fill out forms? This is a slow, cumbersome, and time-wasting way to enter your data - especially if you have a lot of it. There must be a better way.

Why not enter your data directly onto the report? See some incorrect data. Just correct it right there."
Behold FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): "Behold is the only program that lets you view and work with all your data at once. When Editing is enabled in version 2.0, Behold will be the only program that will let you enter, view, edit, and work with all your data at once. This will be a new technology for genealogists that will turn your hobby around. You will be able to enter your data many times faster than before, no longer slowed down by the cumbersome and inflexible fill-in-the-field forms of other programs. Behold will be your Genealogy Word Processor."


Blogger Kathryn said...

I have zero experience with genealogy software, but am determined to find a way to organize, store and pass on the information I've been collecting and stuffing into file folders over the years. If I'm going to do this, I'd like to do it properly.

I have just downloaded the free Legacy7 software and am looking at purchasing the upgrade and the manual, but naturally don't want to input tons of data and family information just to find I've started with the wrong software.

I'm a fairly sophisticated computer user with no 'under-the-hood' programming knowhow at all.

Should I reconsider Legacy? Do you recommend "Behold?" -- or perhaps there's something that you'd recommend that's better than either.

Thank you. Any advise at all would be appreciated.

4:41 pm  
Blogger Hugh W said...

start with the freebie PAF

I use Family Tree Maker a new version is in beta test 2010 should be out later this year
it uses MS .net

I have only experience of those two

I just got the biggest box in the computer store when I was a newbie

there is no real answer to your question and endless discussions on usenet which come to no final answer

10:45 pm  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I googled 'free PAF' and found the LDS church software. Thanks for that tip. I've downloaded it now and will check it out today. I'll start with either it or the legacy7, I guess. When I know what I'm doing, I'll look around some more.

Thanks again.


11:56 am  

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