A newsletter reader sent a message this week asking a question that has me baffled. I don't have a quick answer so I thought I would repeat it here to see if anyone can help. The message states:
I belong to [a local] genealogical society and we have a new member who is elderly and not very knowledgeable about computers and their uses in genealogy. He is subscribed to Ancestry.com but is very confused about what exactly it is and why it is different from genealogy software programs like RootsMagic 4 and Legacy. I have attempted to explain the difference to him but I must not be doing it right because he still does not understand.
Could you provide me with a simple explanation of the differences between these two items that might help him understand. He is using Ancestry.com for all of his genealogy work and is not using a software program to enter and track his family info.
Any suggestions? If so, please post your ideas in the Comments below.