"Genealogy is a burgeoning hobby and to help the home
genealogist, a whole range of software is available. Much of it is
commercial but here I'll look at one of the most popular free
software options--GRAMPS. Charting your family history needn't mean
compromising on licensing.
"Genealogy, the study of one's ancestry, is a growing industry.
Fuelled by on-line resources like Ancestry.com and television
programs like the BBC's 'Who do you think you are,' thousands of
people are to be found scouring web sites, visiting graveyards in
remote locations and ordering obscure birth certificates all in the
name of tracing their roots..."