The Master Genealogist (or "TMG") v6 is the gold standard in family history software. Used by novices and professional researchers alike, the latest version reinforces TMG's reputation as the most powerful family history project manager on the market while adding many new features to make it easy and fun to use.
Whether you are a weekend hobbyist or a professional researcher, TMG comes with everything you need to:
* manage volumes of research data, photos, and sources;
* organize a research trip, including "To Do" lists, reference material, charts, and forms;
* track your correspondence and expenses;
* be the hit of a family reunion!
* create a web page;
* … or publish a book, complete with table of contents, footnotes, multiple indexes, and bibliography!
Bring your data with you!
Although GEDCOM is supported, TMG's GenBridge™ import technology does a much better job of transferring your data in most cases. Import directly from Family Tree Maker™, Personal Ancestral File (PAF)™, and other programs.
The Master Genealogist is limited only by your imagination. You can customize data entry through user-defined event, name, and relationship types. Almost every aspect of the working environment can also be customized, including fonts, colors, and the size and position of windows.
TMG was designed by experienced genealogists who understand and prepare you for common research problems, including adoptions, name changes, conflicting evidence, and multiple lines of descent.
Tools for novice researchers
Despite the unmatched power of TMG, it is designed with features to let the novice get started quickly and grow into the more advanced features. Wizards, "Cue Cards", data-entry templates, ditto keys, macros, and other features make TMG easy to learn and use.
TMG includes dozens of preconfigured reports, including narratives, forms, charts, and lists. You can also customize any report and save it with a new name so that you can easily use the same settings again. Additional publication tools give authors maximum control.
Are you trying to find people in your data who were named SMITH, born in Maryland or Virginia after 1800, lived in Tennessee or Kentucky, had two or more sons, and died at the age of 75 or higher? TMG's searching features provide unparalleled power and flexibility, including user-defined filter conditions, AND/OR logic, and thousands of other options.
The Internet is a great resource for researchers and provides a way for you to easily share your efforts with others. TMG includes a variety of Internet search and publication tools.
Images, sound, movies, and other multimedia add flavor to your research and bring your family to life. You can link multimedia to people, events, sources, and repositories. You can even build multimedia slideshows and distribute them to your family members!
When it comes to tracking your sources, The Master Genealogist really shines! Data-entry templates make it easy to record your sources and produce professional output. The Master Genealogist accommodates the highest academic standards.
The Master Genealogist includes a variety of powerful features that are not found in typical family history programs. These features help you to coordinate with other researchers, analyze your data, see your family in the context of history, and see the "big picture."