How to Program Your Family History

As advertised, FAMILY TREE MAKER from Broderbund (about $82 for the deluxe 15-CD version; $45 for the four-CD version; Windows or Mac) is the easiest and most complete software package available--ideal for beginners. With more than 2 million in sales, it's also the industry leader. The 15-CD package includes a Family Finder index on three CDs, with information on more than 200 million people; two more CDs listing Social Security death-benefits records; five volumes of actual family trees for tens of thousands of families; and an international marriage-records index for more than 1 million couples--and more. The interface is intuitive and...

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