Ancestral Wheels - Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1.What is a GEDCOM?
GEDCOM is a text file that contains family tree information using a specific database structure designed for genealogy. Most family tree software will export to GEDCOM format.
Here are a few links to some free software:
- Smart Genealogy (Windows 95-98-XP-NT)
- Family Tree Builder (Windows)
- Legacy Family Treee (Windows 95-98-NT-2000-ME-XP-Vista, newer Macs with Parallel Bootcamp or Fusion)
- Lifelines (Unix, Linux and Windows)
- GeneWeb (Unix, Linux and Windows)
Many more software packages can be found at the website Cyndi's List (http://www.cyndislist.com/software.htm).
- Q2. Where Can I Get Software To Build My Family Tree?
There are many software packages now available for this. The website Cyndi's List (http://www.cyndislist.com/software.htm) is a great source of genealogy software available, many of which are free.
Here are a few links to some of the free software mentioned on Cyndi's List:
- Q3. I Don't Have Any Family Tree Software. Why Can't I Enter
The Required Family Tree Information in Billyard Ink?
Because the purpose of Billyard Ink is that of graphical design and not genealogical software, at this time it does not offer this service. However, the company is looking into other ways clients can provide their family tree information (text-based, free form) which would allow them to graph their lineage. At this time, however, the use of importing GEDCOM files is a practical solution since most genealogical software produces GEDCOM's.
- Q4. Prices?
All prices (in Canadian $) include shipping and handling. Applicable taxes are not included.
Format Ancestral Chart
Both Charts Together Electronic copies
(emailed to customer)
$10 $15 Poster
$50 $60 Mounted Plaque
(up to 2' x 3')
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