Why do you recommend Brother's Keeper 6® over other genealogy programs for use with the GRANDMA data files?
There are several reasons that caused us to choose Brother's Keeper as the preferred program for running the GRANDMA data files:
1. Brother's Keeper is a shareware program, which makes it possible for us to include an evaluation copy on the CD at no cost. (While there is no cost for the evaluation copy, you are expected to pay a registration fee if you decide to use Brother's Keeper on an ongoing basis). With regular commercially-available programs, it would have been necessary for users to buy a program separately before even starting to use the GRANDMA data files.
2. Brother's Keeper is a powerful yet relatively simple program. It offers all the features that most genealogists require without demanding a steep learning curve.
3. Brother's Keeper includes a searchable Ref: field that allows for use of the GRANDMA name code system. This enables users to find all variant spellings of names with a single search. Many other programs do not have such a capability.
While there are other programs that may match or exceed Brother's Keeper
in some of these categories, we are aware of no other program that meets all of
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