F R E E Software
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There is a great deal of free and open source software online for the family historian, this is a list of some that I have used.
Ancestral Quest Basics
A free, easy to use, complete genealogy program. It has all the features you need to record, preserve and share your family history. It is just like the full version of Ancestral Quest, but is missing some of the more advanced bells and whistles along with all of the cost.
This software will let you record individual persons with most of the events in their lives, along with the sources where you found the information from. You can include pictures or use multimedia files. It is easy to add events to an individual record : They are then automatically display in the person's life.
Simple Family Tree
Basic genealogy software with which you can create and view a family tree quickly. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. Files are saved in and loaded fron Gedcom. Birth, marriage and death details can be entered plus events and notes
Useful program for locating parishes adjacent to the ones where your ancestors lived. Parishes listed are those in existence between 1540 and 1837.