I am using Generations 5.2 on Windows XP and have lately noticed the disappearing names mentioned by others. I am considering upgrading to 8.5 with twrcomputing, but am wondering about the patch. Is this a separate file on a separate CD that needs to be installed after the program is installed, or is it just one CD - specifically version 8.5a - and one installation? How long has version 8.5 and the patch been available? Is this a 5-6 year old program?
Also, with such a jump in version numbers (5.2 to 8.5) is there a significant increase/decrease in features? I really like the data entry screen, the superscripted source references, and the Internet Family Tree. Is it possible to download a trial version?