Hi, If you are just taking up the family history hobby then I suggest that you go to the site of the Latter day Saints (click here) and download their own Personal Ancestral File program(PAF 5.0) . It's an excellent program for storing all the relevant family history data including photos, notes, reports, Gedcom data, etc and is FREE. I have tried other programs but prefer the PAF 5.0 program. There are lots of other sites which can help you with your searching. Best of Luck.