One of the fun things about writing this newsletter is that I get to exchange ideas with a lot of people about the technology issues of researching one's family tree. I get to meet people in person, talk on the telephone, and exchange e-mail messages with genealogists all over the world. I find that I learn a lot as a result.
A newsletter reader wrote recently to describe his tale of woe. He is unhappy with his current genealogy software and asked about any "reliable" genealogy software that will be supported for years into the future. He has already switched genealogy programs once, with some difficulty, and is reluctant to switch again. However, he is also unhappy with his present choice.