There are many of the present UFT users that would agree with this statement. We are sorry that you bought, or given,a copy of UFT at this time. As you have read it is no longer being supported by the author nor the company that sold it. Even though it _was_ a great program those at Genealogy.com would not or could not spend funds to upgrade nor fix bugs after 3.1 was released. All would suggest you look into another program to get started with. The best one would be TMG, as suggested, but for starting out you may want to look at the free ones like PAF 5 and Legacy. Family Tree Maker (FTW) is NOT on my list of programs any more because of what they did to UFT.