In your August "Letters" column, Ron Madaras of San Leandro, California requested information concerning a family tree program for the Macintosh. I would like to recommend a program called Personal Ancestral File. It is a genealogical management system for home computers which is available for Macintosh and DOS compatibles.
It consists of four programs. The Family Records Program will help you record genealogical information for individuals and families; enter notes and sources for each individual; produce pedigree charts, descendants charts, family group record forms, and sorted lists.
The Research Data Filer Program will help you with your general research. You can document each source you have used, including details about where you found it, what it contains, and its publishing information. You can search, sort, or print your genealogical research information by event, place, date, name of person, or relationship to others.
The Genealogical Information Exchange helps you transmit all or pan of your family records from one disk 10 another. It has a modem communications program for sending and receiving files.
The Personal Ancestral File package retails for $35 and is available for the IBM PCs and compatibles, Macintosh, and Apple II. For more information, contact The Family History Department, Ancestral File Operations Unit, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (800) 453-3860, extension 2584; or (800) 662-3756 in Utah.