Just started to do a bit of research on my family background. Sadly losing my father has left a big hole in my ability to learn a lot about our history. Had a bit more success on the software side though. First thoughts were about putting something together with Visio or even Word but realised thats not ideal. After a bit of trial and error and searching I came across ‘Family Tree Builder’ from My Heritage – http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/products.php . This appears to be an excellent free package that enables one to build a complete picture and produce polished reports. All I need now is the information!