The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
Do you prefer an older genealogy program, written before the days of Windows or Macintosh? Would you really like to keep using Roots-3 or an early version of Personal Ancestral File or perhaps one of the better genealogy programs of twenty tears ago, called The Family Edge? Perhaps you prefer an older MS-DOS version of Family Tree Maker or The Master Genealogist.
One lady wrote to me recently to say that she has a new Macintosh computer, but she keeps her old MS-DOS computer as well, simply so that she can use Roots-3, a program written by CommSoft that was popular in the 1980s. She hasn't found any other programs that she likes as well as Roots-3. She wanted to know how to use Roots-3 on her modern computer. This article is my answer to her – and perhaps to other readers, too.