This week Ancestry.com announced that its desktop software Family Tree Maker will no longer be sold as of 31 December 2015, and that support will end after a year (1 January 2017).

Let's talk about what we need to consider when choosing new genealogy software, and other strategies for future-proofing our digital genealogy 'holdings'.

Come chat about it in the Conference Room -- ask questions, share your experiences. And if you solve a problem or make a new discovery because of the chat, don't forget to write up what you learned in a self-answered question.

The chat will occur in The Conference Room all week long. Be sure to register yourself to get an alert each week.

If you have any ideas for future topics, post them as answers to Weekly genealogy chat topics - now a week long event! and they might be used in an upcoming week!

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