Posted By:Bob Coraor
Email:
Subject:Re: Genarations Millennium - substitute?
Post Date:July 17, 2005 at 13:06:48
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/generations/messages/790.html
Forum:Generations Software Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/generations/

Marcia, a couple things.
a) Generations should work with Windows XP, many people have successfully done so but having said that there is a serious "dissappearing data" problem that can crop up that can cause problems. Read through the posting here and Mike Hobart's help files at http://users.sisna.com/mhobart/Generations/Generations%20Tips.html
I have moved on to Legacy Family Tree software, you can see other opinions in the other postings.
b) the .uds files can also be read directly by The Master Genealogist (TMG) software found at:
http://www.whollygenes.com/tmg.htm
that's the only software other than Generations that directly reads .uds. files that I am aware of.
c) the other way to transfer data is with a GEDCOM which you generate while Generations is running and save it as a .ged file. Many programs can read those, some better than others.
d) if you can't get Generations to run so you can create the Gedcom, you can download the free 30 day trial of TMG, read your .uds file, convert it to a GEDCOM and then use whatever new software you decide (or purchase the TMG and continue after the 30days).
e) I don't know about the chart files, I rarely use them so perhaps others can offer advice there.
cheers,
bob