I know that I have mentioned Family Tree Maker before.  But, thought I would mention it again.

One of the things that I like about FTM is the “trees” that can be produced.  One can make an Ancestor Tree, a Descendant Tree, or an Hourglass Tree (this shows both ancestors and descendants of primary person).  And, it is possible to make a tree for any number of generations!  One other feature which I like is that the user can specify what type of information to put on the tree – does not have to just be the name of the ancestor/descendant.

This is so-o-o-o helpful when trying to keep everyone straight!  Especially those with the same names!