I have been following all the discussions on this board with much interest.Early in 1998 I started using UFT 2.0. Yes, I was one of those beginners you and others have referred to and not only a beginner to genealogy but to computers as well.For we just had started using a computer in Dec. of 1997.
Through the help of everyone on this board, I was able to progress and update to 2.8 and now UFT 3.0, and 3.10. But I have to give myself some credit, for I am one who reads and re-reads the manual. Plus I have learned more about genealogy through the web and especiallly Roots web sites.
I have been able to complete one large 4 inch notebook of family history to give my children. I am about half through with the next notebook with more on my husbands family. That was my original goal and I am thankful I have been able to do it.
So my message is for those who believe that the majority of people "out there" cannnot begin and learn on an advanced genealogy software. Or am I the only exception. I think not. No, I do not consider myself a genealogist and I don't think I ever will. I am a quilt artist at heart and look forward to life again beyond genealogy.I will keep UFT and use it to complete my goal.If anyone of my relatives want to get into genealogy and want records from me, I will know to tell them about TMG so I could transfer records to them.
My thanks again for all the help from this board. Its been wonderful.