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Family Roots Radio

Family Roots Radio is a new genealogy radio show on the Internet. Dick Eastman was the featured guest last week on the show. He spoke about Maximizing Your Genealogy Software. If you missed the show, you can view it here. Listen to the show.

During the show, also played an ad featuring Leland Meitzler, Managing Editor, Everton’s Genealogical Helper, and mentioned a special offer.

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During the show, Kory Meyerink (Family Roots Radio host) mentioned that he visited with Paul Allen, CEO, at a conference recently. Meyerink said that he hoped to have Paul on the show and that he “always appreciated his vision.” Eastman said he “wouldn’t want to miss that one.”

As part of the program, Meyerink and Eastman explored a number of different genealogical software programs. Ancestral Quest 12, which is currently being offered for FREE at with a 1 or 2 year membership, was ranked the Number 3 in the 2007 Genealogy Software report (see below).

Genealogy Software Reviews 2007

Family Tree Maker
Ancestral Quest
#4 Personal Ancestral File
#5 RootsMagic

In looking for a software program, Eastman advised listeners to first define the requirements they need for a program. He also suggested that individuals should try out the programs for a few hours before they make a purchase. He also suggested that each software program have the following features:

1. Source citation
2. GED COM (Genealogy data communications)

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