I have everything and I am ready to put together my family tree. What do I use to do that?
The dilemma for everyone researching their family history is what program do I use to keep all the information and print out a pretty family tree. Face it we all want pretty family trees. There are a number of programs to use. In my opinion the two largest or most frequently chosen are Family Tree Maker which is promoted by Ancestry.com and Legacy Family Tree which is promoted by FamilySearch.org and has TempleReady Reports.
Family Tree Maker must be purchased, but Legacy Family Tree has a free standard downloadable version and more advanced versions for purchase. I use Legacy, not because it was free but because when I first started I found Family Tree Maker very confusing and hard to navigate. There are many people who would totally disagree. Legacy gave me the reports in the style I was looking for, and a variety of Family Trees I could print out.