Brother's Keeper is a “shareware” program, meaning that it can be shared and tried out at no cost. We sell the GRANDMA CD-ROM with either registered ($75) or unregistered ($30) versions of Brother’s Keeper (only the unregistered version is available from third-party retailers). If you purchase GRANDMA with a registered version of Brother's Keeper, the BK user’s manual (with registration number and password on the inside front cover) is included with your GRANDMA CD. If you have only an unregistered version, we encourage you to register your copy by paying a $45 US registration fee to John Steed, the creator of Brother’s Keeper. John doesn't get any income from GRANDMA sales unless you register your copy of Brother's Keeper. John is not affiliated with the GRANDMA project, and the registration fees go to him rather than to us.
The benefits of registering your copy of Brother's Keeper are:
During the Brother's Keeper installation process, you will be asked for your registration number and password. It is not necessary to enter any information at this point; the program will install and run properly whether or not you provide that information. For instructions on how to register your copy of Brother's Keeper, select Help/How to Register from the main Brother's Keeper screen.
If you decide to use GRANDMA with a genealogy program other than Brother's Keeper, or if you already own a registered copy of Brother's Keeper, you are under no obligation to register the copy included on the CD. Registration of Brother's Keeper, furthermore, needs to be done only once. If you already own a registered copy of the program, you do not need to pay that registration fee again.
All important features of Brother's Keeper work normally whether or not you register your copy. It does not have an expiration date that will cause it to stop working if you don't register by a certain date. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage you to pay the registration fee.
Last modified: 2/18/2010