I wrote several posts about Branches genealogy software last year after the NGS Conference where I was first exposed to it:
* First Look at Branches - Genealogy Software
* Using Branches Genealogy Software - Post 1: Navigating an Existing Tree
* Using Branches Genealogy software - Post 2: Adding Unrelated Person
* Using Branches genealogy software - Post 3: Adding a Spouse and Parents
I received an email yesterday from Mike Miller of Branches, which included this information:
"Normally I would not send out a general email, but I wanted to let you know that we have reduced the price of BRANCHES family tree software to $14.95. This is the lowest price for a full featured Windows family tree manager ever offered. I encourage you to download the 30 day free trial again and try the new and improved version ( http://www.branchesgenealogy.com/ We have reset the time limit to give you another 30 days. As in the past, the onetime license fee is good for all the computers you own and includes free upgrades.
This is a graphical program. The user navigates around the tree by using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the tree, and using the left mouse hold and drag to move the tree up, down, right and left. The right mouse button is used to access menus to perform actions for persons in the tree.
Note the small Mini-Map in the upper left-hand corner of the screen - it shows you where you are in the larger tree. I zoomed into my tree, and moved to the right and zoomed some more in order to see some of my earliest generations. The screen below shows a view of a small portion of my tree: