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Re: Family Gathering to UFT
Posted by: Bob Strock Date: December 03, 1999 at 07:53:18
In Reply to: Family Gathering to UFT by Susan L Crocker of 11492

Susan, Commsoft came out with RootsIV after RootsIII. RootsIV was a DOS program that used FoxPro as it's database engine. Then Visual Roots came out as a Windows program, same FoxPro database, except that many features were not used as in RootsIV. Commsoft sold the rights to VR and the new company came out with Family Gathering. About the same program just a bit newer, same database, but features were limited again. Commsoft came out with RootsV, a Windows program, same database as before but with total features. Commsoft sold the rights to RootsV and the program became Ultimate Family Tree (UFT), same database and expanded features.

Long story to tell you that you will enjoy the switch from FG to UFT and still can use the data you entered in FG. But now you can enter more detail fields and events. Enter evidence in the basic (FG) mode or an advanced mode. Switch between these mode with a right mouse button. Get the idea. Go for it. Oh BTW some stores are about giving it away with rebates.

Watch the box to be sure it reads version 3.0.

Bob Strock


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