Vicki’s note – this is a Posting from Professional genealogist Michele Simmons Lewis on how to share genealogy work between (your several) computers with Cloud storage on-line. Dropbox could also be used by 2 different people to share/edit the same family tree.
I use both Dropbox and Legacy (started with a free version). Legacy is a software organizer for international genealogy which helped me make sense of the immense amount of information that one quickly gets doing research on family histories. Legacy has an affiliation with The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) so their main focus seems to be facilitating searching family history (part 0f their beliefs) vs. pure profit. Turns out that on-going support (and “free”, frugal me) was a good reason for me to choose Legacy as my software. (Ancestry.com discontinued support/farmed out their family tree making software last year.) I have long since upgraded to the (low cost) paid version that was on 1/2 price sale, with free updates since.
Legacy has immense capability for even the most intense genealogists, and can be complex but more exact and encompassing than Ancestry.com family trees. The sourcing is more thorough, and that’s a good thing if you are serious about doing good research. Even the basic free version has lots of bells and whistles. Version 9 will becoming out soon, if you want to wait.
Michele is one of several main support commentators on the Legacy User Group on Facebook that reply with instant, precise, helpful answers to many Legacy software use questions and general genealogy practices. “The Legacy User Group Facebook Group is a place for all of our Legacy users to share ideas and to help each other.” It quickly got more than 11,000 followers.