Family Tree Maker is one of the best genealogical software programs on the market today. Since its first release over 10 years ago the creators have continually updated and improved it to fit the needs of amateur genealogists. It is possible to purchase just the program itself, or bundled with supplemental disks to use for research. Books, charts and a link to research through www.ancestry.com are standard on the 2006 edition. When they are notified, users can also upgrade to the latest version by clicking on a link within the program which affords them a worthwhile discount.