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Family History Programs

If you are looking into buying or downloading an application you will notice that it will have references to a programming code called gedcom, since its creation by the Latter Day Saint Church it has become a adopted by most organisations and companies as the universal way of exporting and importing files between applications which have their own ways of storing the information. If you wish to change the coded file it is also one of the easiest languages to learn how to manipulate, through any text editor. For more information on the gedcom coding language please click on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM . The following programs are shareware except where stated and are downloadable on the web through Google searches and www.downloads.com

Now your in a postion to find names you can upload your family tree charts to the web good programs like ancestry.com and genes reunited are the best to use but to contact members wo may be your relatives you may need to pay a fee every few months. This can be a highly responsive and quick way on uncovering parts of your family tree. You should also get in contact with your local family history centre of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) they are the best place to go and its free. They offer comprehensive training and help in tracking hard to find member so f the family.

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