Do you want to use software that is easy to use? The Family Historian 6 package is by far the easiest to use out of all the programs available for the genealogist. You will be impressed with how quickly you will enter details into the program and build your family tree.
So, whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching your tree for a while now then this program is worth checking out!
Family Historian 6 Product Details
|Family Historian 6|
|Normal Price||$49.95 (US) – £39.50 (UK)|
|Platform||PC Disc and Download|
|Features||Charts, Reports, Maps, Books, Booklets, CDs, DVDs, Websites|
|Connects||FindMyPast / MyHeritage (PAID)|
|Help and Support||FAQs, Guides, User Groups, Video Tutorials, Email|
|Place To Buy||Amazon|
|Also available for Amazon Prime customers!|
|Book||Getting the Most from Family Historian 6|
|Bottom Line||Really Easy To Use!|
Topics discussed in this post:
- An Overview of Tools and Features
- How Family Historian 6 Can Benefit You
- Pros and Cons
- My Final Thoughts
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An Overview of Tools and Features
As I have just mentioned this genealogy program allows you to enter your family’s history quite easily and quickly. It is surprising just how fast that you can build your family tree with this program.
The software is very intuitive to use for the beginner. You will be able to add all of your research and create a stunning tree in no time at all.
Credit: Family Historian
Plenty of charts and reports!
When it comes time to printing out your family’s information you will have a wide range of charts and reports to choose from.
There is the usual ancestor and descendant type chart, but also a fan chart, and charts that show everyone and all relatives as well.
Creating charts are an essential feature when it comes to a genealogy software program. It is far easier for you to use a program such as Family Historian 6 than to hand draw your family tree.
Can you imagine drawing the lines and adding all the names and details by hand?
And when it comes to corrections or additions you will have to redraw the whole tree again. Using software will save you all of this hassle and time. You can better use that time for researching your ancestry.
To make it even clearer events associated with your ancestors will be in different colors. So for example your ancestors birth will appear in red.
This is particularly helpful when you are glancing at records trying to find information quickly.
Add pictures to your charts as well!
Although no background templates are available you will be able to add pictures of your family to the tree. This will make your trees look much more attractive.
You can also add other pictures to the chart and put them wherever you wish. These pictures maybe of places where your ancestors worked or lived.
This will again improve the look of your family tree even more.
Connect with your ancestors through pictures!
By adding pictures of your relatives to your tree you will make it more personal. You will feel the connection with your ancestors. It did with me as I built up my tree.
I saw their faces as well as their information and I could feel the bond. It made me appreciate them far more. For them there would be no me.
More media you can add!
Not only can you add pictures with this program but also other material such as videos, documents, letters, etc that you have scanned onto your computer.
So, whenever you search for any ancestor of yours you will be able to access all of their information and files.
All of these extra forms of information can link to an individual’s face in photos.
The beauty of this software is that you can easily save your chart and come back to it later. This is particularly useful if you come across more information later on during your research.
There is always new records being put online all the time. So you will be adding details to your ancestors from time to time.
Create add books, booklets and more!
Family Historian 6 allows you to not only create charts and reports, but books, booklets, websites, CDs and DVDs as well.
So, if you want to share your research with your family there is a wide variety of ways that you can do so. You can even extract text and pictures from the Internet and put them into whatever you decide to publish.
For me when I was writing my own family history book my ancestors stories came alive more.
By adding charts I could see the connection between them and myself. When I saw their faces I could appreciate their lives even more than by just reading their stories alone.
With this program you will also be able to print out maps showing the path of your ancestors. You can see changes over time using a time-slider.
What is impressive with the map feature is that you can click on a location on the map and see all the events that took place there.
By seeing these maps you can truly appreciate the distances that were involved when your ancestors chose to migrate to either find work or start a new life.
And you can imagine just how hard it was for them as it wasn’t so easy as it is for us today.
How Family Historian 6 Can Benefit You?
This site has over 83 million users and is available in 42 different languages. There is a lot of information that you can learn about your ancestors from such a website.
Here you will be able to search for birth, death, and marriages. You can also search for other records such as military, immigration, historical newspapers.
And there’s even more than that. Chances are that you will find something concerning your ancestry.
Through Family Historian 6 you will also be able to access the FindMyPast website. Here you will find over 4 billion records, however you will need to subscribe to this genealogy website to access the information.
FindMyPast is still a worthwhile resource for your genealogy research. I have gained a significant amount of information from this site and built my tree extensively. The site is very much user friendly so you will be able to access your ancestors records quite quickly.
And there’s more!
Joining MyHeritage will not only allow you to access these records but you can access members family trees. Members voluntarily allow their own trees to be viewed by others.
The great thing about this is that you may find a family connection.
I have made a few connections using such a genealogy search website. By checking other members tree you will be able to make comparisons with your own ancestry.
You can compare the names and dates that they have listed and make the relevant additions or corrections. Just use caution though as you will need to cite their sources.
If you upload or create your family tree on the MyHeritage website then hints may appear for members of your family. These hints will show possible sources of information that may further benefit your research.
Finding new data on your family will be exciting as you will surely want to find as much as you can about your ancestry.
With these hints you will be able trace your ancestry further back. You will also be able to fill in any gaps in your knowledge about your family.
Search millions of records!
Not only can you research millions of records on the site but you can also search the Internet while using the site. You can then copy any information that you find and put it into your tree.
Doing this within the software is far easier than opening a second program on your computer. All of your research is there in the one window.
With the MyHeritage website you can export your family tree as a GEDCOM file. This file allows you to backup your ancestry and also send it to other family members.
Working together with other people on your ancestry is definitely a benefit. You will be able to find out so much more and within a shorter amount of time.
With information that you send your relative can then compare it with their own family tree. It is far easier to build and share genealogy research with a program such as Family Historian 6.
If you have been working offline then you can upload your tree to the MyHeritage with your GEDCOM file.
Even More Benefits!
The Media Window has been improved with an added Media Link Tool option added. With this feature you will be able to Link photos that you have uploaded with people’s information that are in the photo.
You will also be able to see which person is missing information. This makes it far more easier for you to know what you next need to research.
The Automatic Source Citation pane has also been improved upon the last version. Here you will easily be able to add new source records and citations.
Whenever you do research it is important to know where you have found any information as you may need to return to it at any stage.
Other improvements with this version are the improved extended family facts tab, add witnesses for events, such as weddings, add data even faster with a unique menu option, add pictures to places, and even more features.
There are however, some disadvantages with the Family Historian 6 software package. Unlike other programs you will not be able to enter any DNA information that you may have.
There are no video tutorials to help you along your way. But there are online resources and FAQs to help you if you get stuck.
Pros and Cons
✔ Connects to FindMyPast/MyHeritage(PAID)
✔ Sync trees to web
✔ Get web hints
✔ Quick and easy input of your ancestor’s details
✔ Same sex relationships
✔ 19 different charts
✔ Great for publishing your family history online
❌ Visually unappealing charts
❌ Unable to input DNA results
My Final Thoughts
Family Historian 6 will work on any Windows OS except except Windows Vista. Despite these minor shortcomings it offers a lot to the genealogist and is a great buy. You can buy Family Historian 6 in the US, or you can buy Family Historian 6 in the UK.
This particularly genealogy software program has been billed as the easiest to use out of all the programs that are available to use on the market today. For the beginner it offers you a lot.
You can add many different types of records for each member of your family. You can create books, CDs and more. These are great ways to share your research with your family.
You can even find records with MyHeritage or FindMyPast through the Family Historian 6 program. So, not can you create your family tree you can also research it and add it to your tree.
All of this in the one package!
For me using a computer and software program for my genealogy research has made it a very easy and an enjoyable hobby.
Creating my family tree, adding new relatives and printing out charts are just some of the features that can be performed quickly and intuitively.
Your tree will blossom extensively with this program and I hope you find as much joy as I have.
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