Alan Biggs
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Jenkins
Chris Bourne

Tracing your ancestors may be a fascinating hobby, but I don't see that Progen has much to add to it. Progen allows you to record the family relationships of up thirty people from five generations, using a tree diagram. Details of names, place of birth and so on are then entered on to "family group sheets" which can be printed out.

The big problem is that to expand the number of people covered you have to save lot of different files using different Root names. This makes the business so tedious that I can't help thinking you'd be better off with a WH Smiths notepad in the first place.

Label: Gensoft 70 Nelson Road, Ipswich IP4 4DT
Author: Alan Biggs
Price: £7.50 (mail-order only)
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: None
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

A good idea, poorly executed. This genealogy program could be called relatively disappointing.