The things you need to get started in genealogy are simple.
I began with the following SHAREWARE and FREEWARE:
1. You will need a ZIP program to unzip some files that you download.
if you do not have one, try this fully functioning shareware,
2. You will need a genealogy program to enter your data into.
Start with this shareware,
Brothers Keeper for windows.
3. Here is a useful genealogy utility. Small, dos-based, but packed with loads
of info! GENKIT.
4. You will soon be ready to go onto the web. When you are able to make a gedcom (compact file of ancestors)
file from the data that you have entered into your genealogy program...convert it to html
web pages with this freeware, Ged2Web.