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As a popular program provided by is being phased out, the Jasper Public Library is hosting an informative program to provide information about options for other types of computer programs for those doing genealogy research and maintaining records.

Software has been developed to encourage individuals to retain all records and files electronically on their computers in a way that is efficient and allows for cleaner and more permanent storage.

One of the leading groups to develop this software, ( has announced recently that they will no longer be selling their product, Family Tree Maker, and will be offering support to those who have purchased in the past for a limited time. This has caused some concern for those who have invested time in entering family information into the program and will now need to find an alternate way to access their family data.

The library program will offer information on other software programs used for genealogy and will help participants discover best options for transferring family data to a new program, or in how they may be able to continue use of their programs without concern.

Dubois County genealogist, Kathy Mott, will present the program tomorrow, January 7th at 1:30 pm in the library annex meeting room.

This class will be open to the general public, however, pre-registration by calling the library at 812-482-2712 is strongly encouraged as seating is limited.

The class will be beneficial to anyone using any software program for genealogy or for those interested in finding out more about maintaining family files for research in the future.

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