The Complete Genealogy Reporter Review 2012 Build 120626
Ultimately fascinated by where my ancestors came from, what they did and what lead to my own birth, I've assisted my mother in tracing family roots and translating French documents to create a rich family tree. When I came across this little free trial of The Complete Genealogy Reporter I decided I had to give it a shot. My mom has all the details, papers, and photos but really doesn't know how to compile it into a book that future generations can read and take pride in.
The thirty days that we were allowed to use it proved to be invaluable. Thirty days is more than enough to compile everything we wanted to put into book format and print it out double-sided for everyone in the family. I liked most everything about this software, except that it was only willing to do a family tree back four generations, and since we currently have four generations alive, we had to do extra trees that started with the living relatives and move back four generations about three times over to accommodate the data we had available. Still, it was definitely worth it, given that some details were still in my mom's brain and she hadn't put them to paper. Those details would have been lost if I hadn't shown her this software and worked with her to put it all down.
The program also saves all of the data, photos, and pertinent certificates of birth, death marriage, etc. They only need to be scanned into the computer, which we were able to do successfully. The program does ask at the end of thirty days if you would like to continue for a fee; if you haven't saved your historical treasures any other way, or if you haven't quite finished writing the story of your family, this is a really good option to keep the project going. Otherwise, you'll have to scan everything back into the computer and you will lose out on the book compilation you made with the software and won't be able to print extra copies.