While I was attending the FGS Conference in Little Rock, I listened to many different speakers and talked with many other genealogists during the classes. I didn’t meet a single person who said they used The Master Genealogist but me. Most of the people there were using Legacy Family Tree, Rootsmagic, or Family Tree Maker. In my genealogy society, I am also the only person who uses the Master Genealogist.
I have been considering a move for some time. I think that I am spending more time on setting up the Master Genealogist with the custom tags and sentences and making everything work instead of entering my genealogy information. I am now using the newest version of Legacy Family Tree.
One of the features that I did like on TMG was the Second Site companion software that created my web pages. I have found a substitute that will work with any genealogy software: The Next Generation (TNG). I have installed this software on my website and I think it is going to work even better than Second Site did for me. With TNG, I only have to login to the administration panel and then upload a gedcom file created with whatever genealogy program I want to use. The TNG PHP scripts will automatically make the website pages on the server. I don’t have to wait for the software to create a separate html page for each individual or family and I don’t have to upload those individual files to the website.
I tried Rootsmagic for a while too but I think that Legacy Family Tree fits my needs better. I especially enjoy the keyboard shortcuts. The event and source clipboards are wonderful features too.
I have begun putting everything into the Legacy software. I will be updating the blog with information as I add new information to the software and upload the Gedcoms to the TNG website.