The Bottom Line
- Flexible, customizable interface
- Imports data directly (without GEDCOM) from most popular genealogy programs
- Outstanding source documentation options
- DNA log for recording DNA test results
- Less intuitive than some genealogy software programs
- Steep learning curve due to the program's complexity
- Expensive compared to similar programs
- Beginner and advanced data entry modes make it easier for novice genealogists to use the software.
- Fully-customizable display
- View multiple databases at once, plus drag and drop information between databases.
- Search/view a combined alphabetical list of individuals from different databases without merging.
- Import wizard allows for direct import from most genealogy software programs. GEDCOM import also.
- Easily create and maintain individual or family specific to-do lists and research logs.
- Large selection of fully customizable charts and reports (Gold version includes a larger selection).
- Gold version produces large wall charts, HTML Web pages and multimedia slideshows.
- Extensive source and citation options
- Publish a family history book with table of contents, footnotes, multiple indexes and bibliography.
Guide Review - The Master Genealogist 6.0
Fifficult to navigate due to the sheer number of options, TMG has a steeper learning curve than the average genealogy software program. If you like to do things your own way, however, it's worth the time. The many different ways it provides for accomplishing specific tasks will suit almost anyone's methods of entering and outputting family history data. TMG may not be genealogy software for the masses, but it is definitely one of the best choices out there for anyone serious about their genealogy research.