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Although Family Origins is the easiest to use genealogy software available, it is also one of the most powerful.  You can click any of the links in this brief overview for a screen shot, or click here to see a list of features for Family Origins.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)The Main Screen
Family Origins has 2 main views: the Tree View and the Family View.  You switch between the two views by simply clicking on the tab for the desired view.  Both views are fully navigatible using either the mouse or arrow keys. Double clicking on a person's name brings up the data entry screen for that person.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)The Edit Screen
The Family Origins edit screen allows you to add an unlimited number of facts for every person (i.e. birth, death, marriage, occupation, religion, description, etc). If you want to add a fact type that isn't in Family Origins' predefined list, you can simply create your own fact types. Family Origins also allows notes and unlimited source citations for every fact.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)The Family Origins Explorer
The Family Origins Explorer is the heart of Family Origins' search system.  The Explorer helps you quickly find any person in your database, and allows you to add, edit, or delete any information for that person.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)The Source Manager
Family Origins provides a full Source Manager which allows you to add, edit, delete, merge and print the sources of your information. Simply add the source once, then when you add a fact to a person and want to document where that information came from, you simply point to the source in the Source Manager.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)Printing Reports
Family Origins offers the largest selection of printouts available in a genealogy program, all available from a single report dialog.  Pedigree charts, family group sheets, 4 types of box charts, 6 styles of books (where Family Origins writes the sentences for you), 27 different lists, mailing labels, calendars, hourglass trees, graphical timelines, relationship charts, letter writing templates, individual summaries, 5 types of photo charts, and 7 types of blank charts.  And if that isn't enough, Family Origins even provides a custom report generator, so you can create your own specialized lists.  Since we can't possibly show you all the printouts, you can download a free trial copy of Family Origins to try them for yourself.

arrow.gif (236 bytes)Website Generator
Family Origins can generate professional looking web sites automatically from your data, in narrative format, pedigree chart format, or family group sheet format.

 

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